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  • Eastern Shore project aims to help towns save energy, money

    Eastern Shore project aims to help towns save energy, money
    Chestertown officials have been interested in energy conservation for a long time — they started tracking usage levels during the 1970s energy crisis. Even so, when the Eastern Shore town launched a project to cut back on electricity costs seven...
  • Jennifer Hudson makes Baltimore appearance to aid city's weight loss program

    Jennifer Hudson makes Baltimore appearance to aid city's weight loss program
    Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. "You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-...
  • New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]

    New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]
    It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
  • Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials

    Emanuel calls for fee on rail cars carrying dangerous materials
    WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, addressing the nation’s mayors, today proposed a national hazardous-freight fee be assessed on rail cars carrying dangerous substances.  He said he was motivated by rail disasters including the one...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for federal infrastructure spending

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with 250 of the nation's mayor's on Thursday -- including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake -- to discuss the economy, manufacturing and federal investment in infrastructure. City officials are in...
  • City water system already employs good asset management practices [Letter]

    In his letter to the editor ("City water needs a new business plan," Dec. 26), Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union identifies better asset management as a way for Baltimore to better manage its water system and save money. The Asset Management...
  • City water needs a new business plan [Letter]

    City water needs a new business plan [Letter]
    The recent water main break in Baltimore ("Water main breaks in city, county close roads, leave hundreds without water," Dec.19) should suggest a need to rethink the status quo. Change, including more competition with how the area's water systems are...
  • Free trip to Saudi Arabia OK for mayors Lori Moseley, Joy Cooper, city attorneys rule

    Free trip to Saudi Arabia OK for mayors Lori Moseley, Joy Cooper, city attorneys rule
    [UPDATED with second legal opinion] Two Broward County mayors can fly to Saudi Arabia and have their expenses paid by the Royal Embassy without violating Broward's strict no-gifts ban, attorneys ruled. And if they want to bring a spouse along, all...
  • About Frank Ortis

    About Frank Ortis
    Mayor Frank C. Ortis has been a resident of Pembroke Pines since 1977 and has a long history of service to his community. Mayor Frank C. Ortis has had more than 18 years of experience as a civic leader.  His first municipal appointment was in 1994.  After...
  • Boston mayor pays off losing bet, lobsters arrive at Baltimore City Hall

    Boston mayor pays off losing bet, lobsters arrive at Baltimore City Hall
    The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.  A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets...
  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future. LAT:...