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Fraser Smith: Time to step up in Baltimore mayor’s race (access required)

Every day seems to bring more good news for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Every day, it seems, there’s a new candidate for mayor. The more the merrier, she may be thinking. State Sen. Catherine Pugh, in a fund-raising letter, says she’s ...

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Bealefeld: Training, leadership can cut settlement losses (access required)

Facing tough questions about the cost of police misconduct litigation at a Baltimore City Council budget hearing Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III suggested the department’s “unprecedented” and “unparalleled” training programs coupled with discipline for wayward officers is ...

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Baltimore public works promises billing changes

In the wake of water meter complaints, Baltimore’s Department of Public Works is promising an overhaul. At a City Council hearing Tuesday, Public Works Director Alfred Foxx announced preliminary plans for revamping water meter reading and billing. In the short ...

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Editorial: The legacy of William Donald Schaefer

The adjectives have flowed freely following the death of William Donald Schaefer: mercurial, demanding, indomitable, irascible, autocratic, quirky, impatient, impossible, insufferable, inspiring, extraordinary. Each is accurate and yet each is incomplete because each shows only one facet of an extraordinarily ...

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Baltimore’s Old St. Paul’s hosts Schaefer service

The funeral for former Gov. William Donald Schaefer will be held next week at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore. A spokeswoman for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland says Schaefer was a member of the church, and served on ...

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Former Councilman Jody Landers joins race for Baltimore mayor (access required)

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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Amid budget woes, Baltimore explores sponsorships

Whether it’s convincing sports equipment companies to donate gear for city T-ball teams, posting a corporate logo on municipal vehicles, or selling naming rights to city parks or City Hall, Baltimore is hoping partnering with businesses will help the city ...

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City Council committee probes EBDI at hearing (access required)

Members of the Baltimore City Council, including Carl Stokes and President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, held a hearing Wednesday evening asking for explanations from officials at East Baltimore Development Inc. to issues raised in The Daily Record's five-month investigation of the nonprofit's plans to redevelop East Baltimore.

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Council committee endorses tax breaks for Paterakis project

The Baltimore City Council is expected to vote Monday night on a bill that would create a special district in Harbor Point, the slice of waterfront property located between Harbor East and Fells Point, so millionaire developer John Paterakis Sr. ...

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