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  • Inspector General's report criticizes city's phone purchases

    An investigation by the city's inspector general into the Rawlings-Blake administration's purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for "significant cost savings."...
  • City officials outraged by emails in phone controversy

    Baltimore elected officials said Friday they were outraged by an inspector general's report that found the Mayor's Office of Information Technology and a former deputy mayor withheld information from and misled city officials about a controversial project...
  • Mayoral critic jailed, barred from City Hall

    A frequent critic of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration was arrested and jailed Wednesday morning when she tried to enter City Hall to attend a public meeting. Officers told the activist, Kim A. Trueheart, 55, of Baltimore, that she had...
  • Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit

    Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit
    A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest. In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
  • Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system

    Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system
    A Baltimore circuit judge on Wednesday dismissed Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit that alleged the Rawlings-Blake administration was illegally installing a new municipal phone system. In an oral ruling, Judge Pamela J. White said she couldn't find...
  • Jobs for city residents

    Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson appears to have shot down a proposal to require businesses that receive large city contracts or tax breaks from City Hall to hire local residents for 51 percent of new jobs they create. Last week, Mr. Nilson said the...
  • Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras

    Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras
    Baltimore's speed and red light camera system has experienced a near-complete shutdown during what city officials are calling a problematic transition to a new contractor, records show, and the new vendor says it could take four months to get its system...
  • City Hall disconnect

    City Hall disconnect
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeand her allies on the city's Board of Estimates today voted down a $7.4 million contract with IBM for switching city offices to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phones because she believes there needs to be...
  • Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement

    Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named an advisory panel to assist in the search for the city's next police commissioner following the retirement of Frederick H. Bealefeld III. The mayor's office said the panel will conduct interviews of...
  • Comptroller accuses mayor of illegal $659,000 deal to purchase video phones

    Comptroller accuses mayor of illegal $659,000 deal to purchase video phones
    NOTE: To read an update to this story with a more complete response from the mayor's office, click here. Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt on Wednesday accused Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her former Information Technology Director Rico Singleton...
  • Inspector general probing mayor's purchase of high-tech video phones

    Baltimore's inspector general said Thursday he has launched a preliminary investigation into high-tech video phones the mayor's office bought for some City Hall offices — a purchase that prompted allegations of contracting irregularities and...