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  • Deal would raise 700 janitors' wages in Baltimore by 4%

    A bargaining committee late Sunday struck an agreement that would give 4 percent annual raises to 700 Baltimore janitors after the office cleaners held a protest in downtown Baltimore earlier this month. The office cleaners, members of the Service...
  • Survey: Grand Prix fell short of spending projections

    Survey: Grand Prix fell short of spending projections
    Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million — far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers, according to an economic impact survey released this week. In their report, two Maryland professors also found about three-...
  • Facing write-in challenge for council, Branch steps up campaign

    Facing write-in challenge for council, Branch steps up campaign
    City Councilman Warren Branch knows that the pavement in front of Lucinda Saunders' East Baltimore rowhouse is cracked and that the 75-year-old retiree can't afford a $300 fine from the city. Branch is familiar with her plight because he was in Saunders'...
  • Baltimore janitors union approves contract including 4% raise

    After weeks of negotiations and a protest downtown, the union representing about 700 Baltimore janitors has approved a new contract granting 4 percent annual pay raises. Union members passed the agreement unanimously, spokeswoman Julie Karant said in an...
  • Homeless find support in Occupy Baltimore camp

    Homeless find support in Occupy Baltimore camp
    Marcus Clary beams when he shows off his new home by the Inner Harbor. The place isn't much, just an orange tent under a blue tarp that fits four, but it's the best digs by far he's had in three weeks. Before, he was at a homeless shelter. "At the...
  • City Council candidates still raising, spending for November

    At a time when campaigns in Baltimore usually are over, candidates in two City Council races are spending thousands of dollars battling to win the Nov. 8 general election. In East Baltimore's 13th District, Councilman Warren Branch has spent more than...
  • Grand Prix 'struggling' financially, facing suits over unpaid bills

    Grand Prix 'struggling' financially, facing suits over unpaid bills
    Organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are grappling with mounting financial problems, including a missed loan payment to the state and lawsuits alleging nearly $1.6 million in unpaid bills — raising questions about their ability to host next year's...
  • Officials say Grand Prix company needs restructuring

    The IndyCar racing organization joined city officials on Thursday in demanding change at the financially embattled company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix, characterizing it as disorganized and calling for it to be restructured as it addresses unpaid...
  • Study suggests less economic impact from Baltimore Grand Prix than predicted

    Study suggests less economic impact from Baltimore Grand Prix than predicted
    City officials are calling the Baltimore Grand Prix an economic success, but a new study conducted for the city's tourism arm suggests that it funneled far less money to local businesses than race organizers predicted. The report for Visit Baltimore,...
  • Voters to decide on Baltimore schools fund, council age

    Voters who cast ballots in Tuesday's general election will have a chance to weigh in on two issues concerning the city's younger residents. One of the charter amendments would put aside money for repairing and building schools, an initiative inspired...
  • In city, Republicans, Greens, Libertarians push for the polls

    In city, Republicans, Greens, Libertarians push for the polls
    Members of the Republican, Green and Libertarian parties are often divided by strong ideological differences in national politics. But in Baltimore, their candidates emphatically agree on at least one thing: They're fed up with the Democratic dominance of...