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  • 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...
  • Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines

    Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines
    Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Villaraigosa: Cuts to transportation would be 'devastating blow'

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warned a Senate committee that federal cuts to transportation would be a "devastating blow." It would set back local projects and damage the nation's economic recovery....
  • Villaraigosa: Riding Prop. 13 resentment to Sacramento? [poll]

     
    What do you think of Villaraigosa's move? Is it smart policy-wise but too risky politically? Or is Proposition 13 fine as it is? Take our poll, post your comment or do both....
  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa unveils website to help Los Angeles businesses

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a new city website Thursday designed to make it easy for businesses to find places to build their headquarters, open up a manufacturing plant or launch a retail operation....
  • Mayor Dyer to David Stern: ‘Everyone loses if there is no season’

     
    That’s part of a letter that Dyer and 13 other mayors from cities with NBA franchises sent to Stern, the commissioner of the NBA, and Hunter, the head of the players association....
  • New federal consumer agency still handcuffed by politicians

     
    It really wasn't a surprise that the Senate failed to confirm Richard Cordray this morning as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senate Republicans previously had threatened to block the nomination of any director until the new...
  • Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S cities, mayors report

     
    Americans are gearing up to spend billions of dollars for Christmas and other holiday gifts this year, a time when hunger, poverty and homelessness are all rising, according to Census data and surveys by city officials....