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  • Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union

    Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union
    With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas. And though Police Commissioner...
  • State spent $5,600 on O'Malley's security at Super Bowl

    State spent $5,600 on O'Malley's security at Super Bowl
    Maryland State Police spent more than $5,600 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security during his Super Bowl trip earlier this year, officials said Monday. During O'Malley's trip to New Orleans, his Executive Protection Unit spent $5,627 for airfare, meals,...
  • Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says

    Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says
    Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday....
  • Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent

    Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent
    Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
  • 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:...
  • Pawlowski calls for moment of silence to honor former President Kennedy

     
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has asked city churches and the public to join a day of remembrance on Friday in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy. Pawlowski and other members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors have asked churches to ring their bells...
  • Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden

    Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden
    Abdu Muhammad, who owns Pearl's Caribbean Cafe on Laurens Street in Upton, is known for his curry chicken. Now he is known for his garden, too. When Muhammad, a native of Guyana, South America, proposed to Baltimore officials that he "adopt" the...
  • Good day for green thumbs

    Sometimes rain is perfect for a public event - when it involves growing things. The skies dripped helpfully today as MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeand a gaggle of dignitaries turned out to celebrate the launch of a new community garden in West Baltimore's...
  • City works toward climate protection goal

    In 2012, the City Council has planned to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7% below 1990 levels, as outlined in the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, which Laguna adopted in 2007. The city has taken steps recommended in...
  • Emanuel to speak at mayor's conference in D.C.

    Emanuel to speak at mayor's conference in D.C.
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will speak at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week in Washington, D.C. Emanuel will give a talk Friday on education, with a focus on the importance of City Colleges of Chicago, according to spokeswoman Jennifer...
  • National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan

    National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan
    Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...