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  • Deerfield Beach Mayor tries to block emails from blogger, resident

    In Deerfield Beach, residents aren't shy about expressing their opinions about Mayor Jean Robb.  Now Robb is trying to block emails from two people who are often critical of her.  She sent an email to the city’s technology department earlier...
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
  • Parking meter firm's take from city rises

     Parking meter firm's take from city rises
    City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal. Although there was a higher tab to...
  • Made in America producers offer $850,000 for L.A. festival costs

    Made in America producers offer $850,000 for L.A. festival costs
    Live Nation, producer of Made in America, a two-day music festival slated to take place Aug. 30-31 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, is offering to pay $850,000 to cover city and county costs related to the event. The concert promoter and hip-hop...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Privatization of emergency first responders is dangerous

    The Tribune’s defense of suburban North Riverside’s bid to abolish its fire department in favor of a private, profit-incentive service steps way beyond the boundary of sensibility. Worse, your June 26 editorial advocates government malfeasance...
  • Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels

    Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels
    Aldermen and community activists gathered at City Hall Wednesday morning before the City Council meeting to voice support for efforts to maintain housing for very low-income residents. A proposed ordinance introduced Wednesday by the city and aldermen...
  • George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum

    George Lucas chooses Chicago for his planned museum
    The Force is officially with the city of Chicago. After months of deliberation, George Lucas has chosen the Windy City for his planned museum that will feature his personal art collection as well as exhibitions devoted to the digital arts and the...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...