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  • Mayor's political rise takes her out of state

    Mayor's political rise takes her out of state
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles. A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
  • Is having served time now a prerequisite for office? [Letter]

    Is having served time now a prerequisite for office? [Letter]
    Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones, after having spent five months in prison for failing to file tax returns, recently remarked, "You show me a lion without scars, and I'll show you a lion that can't lead" ("For Daryl Jones, long road back to...
  • Negro Leagues museum to play bigger crowds in Baltimore County

    Negro Leagues museum to play bigger crowds in Baltimore County
    Hubert V. Simmons was a gentle man who threw a nasty knuckleball in Negro Leagues baseball, and for years he dreamed of establishing a museum that could tell a story about the national pastime before it was really national, when black players were...
  • Missed opportunity for the Md. GOP

    This past weekend's Maryland Republican Party convention was dominated by Larry Hogan's announcement of his intention to run for Governor of Maryland. Lost in the excitement, the assembled central committee members from around the state debated a non-...
  • Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

    Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years. Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
  • A clean sweep [Commentary]

    A clean sweep [Commentary]
    Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program (City street-sweeping expansion to rely on...
  • Baltimore's brighter budget [Editorial]

    Baltimore's brighter budget  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
  • Is this the last of Sheila Dixon? [Letter]

    Is this the last of Sheila Dixon? [Letter]
    Sheila Dixon is writing commentaries for The Sun ("Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better," March 11)? Are you serious? No need for her "balanced assessment." Has she ever "accepted responsibility" for her ethical mistakes? Could she please...
  • Sheila Dixon: Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better [Letter]

    Sheila Dixon: Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better [Letter]
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan said famously that everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. Such is the case with Brian Griffiths' "City mayors don't focus on city" (Feb. 20), which expresses a range of opinions without any supporting...
  • Baltimore is worse off morally and spiritually than it was a decade ago [Letter]

    Baltimore is worse off morally and spiritually than it was a decade ago [Letter]
    In response to former Mayor Sheila Dixon's letter ("Sheila Dixon: Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better," March 11), I beg to differ that we are better off today than in 2000. In 2000, Baltimore's gangs weren't as organized as we see them...
  • Judge rules Julius Henson violated probation by running for office

    Judge rules Julius Henson violated probation by running for office
    Baltimore Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown ruled Thursday that veteran political consultant Julius Henson violated probation by running for an East Baltimore state Senate seat and sentenced him to four months in jail. But Brown suspended the sentence pending...