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Week in review: 9/2/11

City seeks win by parking fees

In a boost to Baltimore’s pursuit of profit this weekend’s inaugural Grand Prix, the city Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved terms of a parking agreement with Baltimore Racing Development LLC, the organizer of the event.

Hopkins to run EBDI school

Johns Hopkins University is taking over the East Baltimore Community School, which enrolls preschool and elementary students in Baltimore’s Middle East neighborhood. A $40 million home for the school is being built there as part of the East Baltimore Development Inc. project.

Ordered Md. to pay ACLU

Maryland must pay attorneys’ fees stemming from a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland to restrictions on voter registration activities at Baltimore transit stations, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has held.

Held up by paperwork

The developers of a Hunt Valley sports bar and bowling alley, of which Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is a partner, are asking a federal court to prod a Rhode Island company to file paperwork necessary to move the project forward.

9/11 fraud conviction

A retired naval officer from Severna Park who was honored for valor shown during the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon was convicted Monday and sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday for defrauding the victims’ compensation fund by exaggerating his injuries.

Judge choice awaited

The state Court of Appeals began its 2011-2012 term wondering who will replace Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr., who had planned to retire in August. Instead, Murphy, 67, said he would stay until Sept. 30 and then be available for special assignment through October.

Defamation suit dropped

Sports reporter Jennifer Royle has dropped her $800,000 defamation claim against WNST owner Nestor Aparacio and two of his radio show hosts.

Police sued over video

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed suit Wednesday against the Baltimore Police Department on behalf of an Owings Mills man whose smartphone was seized and videos on it erased after he recorded an arrest at the 2010 Preakness Stakes.

Doctor’s sanction challenged

A lawyer argued Wednesday before the Maryland State Board of Physicians that his attempt to reschedule a Case Resolution Conference should not have led to his client, an obstetrician and gynecologist, being fined and put on six months of administrative probation.