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Author Archives: Melody Simmons

Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook

The news on Thursday that Miles & Stockbridge PC would move its Baltimore office to the Transamerica Tower prompted a huge sigh of relief for downtowners. The tower, a signature landmark on Baltimore’s skyline, is now nearly replenished after the ...

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Carving up Schaefer’s legacy for their own gain

As my Romanian grandmother would say, his body isn’t cold yet — and now this. A week after the elegant funeral for legendary Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor and comptroller William Donald Schaefer, local politicians and civic leaders have wasted ...

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Race for Baltimore mayor gets crowded as Frank Conaway joins in

With City Hall as a backdrop, Frank M. Conaway Sr. declared at noon on Monday his candidacy for mayor in what is looking like a crowded Democratic primary race on Sept. 13. Conaway, 78, a resident of Ashburton and the city’s ...

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Jody Landers officially announces run for Baltimore mayor

Saying he wants to reduce property taxes, fight crime and eliminate vacant dwellings in Baltimore, Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III threw his hat into the ring for mayor on Wednesday before nearly 75 supporters in Lauraville. Landers, a Democrat who ...

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Former Councilman Jody Landers joins race for Baltimore mayor

Former Baltimore City Council member Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III plans to announce his candidacy for mayor Wednesday at a trendy new eatery in Lauraville. Landers, executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors since 1998, plans to ...

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2 restaurants coming to building near Hopkins Hospital

Fresh out of the three-month General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O’Malley stopped in east Baltimore Thursday for a forum on economic development. And, he broke some news. Two new restaurants are expected to open in the East Baltimore Development Inc. ...

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