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Baltimore set to spend $9.5M on four new helicopters

Baltimore is set to spend $9.5 million to keep the ubiquitous “Foxtrot” police helicopters buzzing overhead. The Board of Estimates, the city’s five-member spending panel, will vote on a deal Wednesday to outfit the police department’s aviation unit with four ...

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Young votes against police settlement

“Great morning, everyone,” Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young said in calling to order today’s giddy, post-election Board of Estimates meeting. There was plenty of back-slapping between Young and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose victories were nearly as dominant as the Ravens’ beatdown ...

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Broken wrist during traffic stop to cost city $30k

The city of Baltimore is poised to pay $30,000 to a furnace repairman named Michael Wright, who claims a police officer dragged him out of a vehicle and broke his wrist during a traffic stop in 2009. In February, the ...

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Superblock demolition faces vote

Baltimore’s $150 million Superblock project will inch forward once again Wednesday if the city’s Board of Estimates approves a contract to demolish two buildings at the downtown site. The $2.5 million contract would raze the former Greyhound Bus station at ...

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Baltimore-based incubator wants private/public partnership

The Emerging Technology Centers, a nonprofit Baltimore-based tech and biotech business incubator, is looking for permission to create private/public partnerships to grow and possibly expand into new industries. The Emerging Technology Centers operates a business incubator program with two facilities, ...

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Board of Estimates to vote on back pay for police officer

The Baltimore Board of Estimates will vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a year’s worth of back pay for Baltimore Police Officer Milton G. Smith III, who was suspended without pay on suspicion of kidnapping and other charges. The board ...

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City set to pay $200K for alleged harassment

After a five-year legal battle waged against her employer, the city of Baltimore, a female electrician who claimed she had to work in an environment punctuated with dirty pictures and profanity is set to wrap up the case. The Baltimore ...

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Top 5: ‘There is a lack of trust in this room’

The biggest news on The Daily Record website this week was actually about its competitor, The Baltimore Sun, and the announcement of possible buyouts at the newspaper. That story and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Baltimore Sun ...

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