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  • Abrams: Thumbs up for county recovery

    We're back! That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession. "The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • Apartments approved for nursery land west of Delray

    A plant nursery surrounded by neighborhoods can turn into 346 apartments west of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Thursday. Redesigning plans to move three-story apartment buildings farther away from neighboring houses and beefing up...
  • Baltimore's parking economics [Editorial]

    Baltimore's parking economics  [Editorial]
    Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the deal...
  • New Britain Councilor Should Quit, Period

    New Britain Councilor Should Quit, Period
    Apparently the embarrassing shenanigans of alcohol- and crack-addicted Mayor Rob Ford, who has turned Toronto government into a laughingstock, failed to make a lasting impression on Michael Trueworthy, leader of New Britain's common council. Mr....
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
  • Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations

    Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations
    Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city. The dispensaries would be banned from manufacturing districts, transportation corridors and many areas that are a mix of homes and smaller...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • Berlin Council Moves Hearing On Proposed New Police Station To August

    BERLIN — The town council voted Tuesday to move a public hearing on a proposed $21 million bond issue to build a new police station from Sept. 16 to Aug. 12. The earlier date, approved by a 4-3 party line vote with majority Democrats prevailing,...
  • Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

    Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job
    Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati — the latest of at least six high-level departures from City Hall in a year. A Park Heights native, Black had been the city’s finance director for...