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Robert W. Curran

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  • Council authorizes plan to privatize some city pensions

    Council authorizes plan to privatize some city pensions
    Some future city workers will receive a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than traditional pensions under a sweeping plan approved Monday by the City Council. The legislation — the result of a deal struck by Baltimore unions and Mayor...
  • O'malley

    He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
  • On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home

    On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home
    As votes were being counted Tuesday night, politicians and poll workers estimated that the turnout for the primary was among the lowest in recent history — leading some to call for the voting to be moved back to the fall in future years. Despite...
  • Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said

    Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said
    A Baltimore police officer slit the throat of a dog officers had under control and now faces felony animal cruelty charges, the department said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable" and said...
  • Redflex lobbying Baltimore for traffic camera contract

    Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in...
  • Baltimore should not resurrect speed cameras [Letter]

    Baltimore should not resurrect speed cameras [Letter]
    I am very confused about the city's motivation to resurrect the speed camera system ("Redflex lobbying Baltimore for speed camera contract," Aug. 21). For a very long time now, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has repeated the mantra that the speed...
  • Councilman questions city's $1.6M prescription drug deal with Express Scripts

    Councilman questions city's $1.6M prescription drug deal with Express Scripts
    A city councilman is questioning a $1.6 million deal for a St. Louis company to provide prescription drugs to city workers, arguing that the work should go to local pharmacies. City Councilman Robert W. Curran said St. Louis-based Express Scripts,...
  • Council wants hearings on school violence

    Council wants hearings on school violence
    City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers. Mary Pat Clarke, chairwoman of the City Council's education committee...
  • Gerald J. Curran, state delegate

    Gerald J. Curran, state delegate
    Gerald J. Curran, a member of a well-known political family who represented Northeast Baltimore neighborhoods in the Maryland House of Delegates, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 74 and lived in...
  • Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers

    Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers
    Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
  • Mayor stayed at lobbyist's beach house

    Mayor stayed at lobbyist's beach house
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones. The mayor defended the excursion as a harmless beach getaway by two close friends and their...