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Oct 16, 2013

City settlement with ACLU expands Inner Harbor protest areas

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a nearly $100,000 settlement with the ACLU of Maryland to end a decade-old federal lawsuit over the rights of protesters at the Inner Harbor.

Sep 30, 2013

City settles assault claim for $95K

The Board of Estimates last week approved a $95,000 settlement with a Baltimore man who alleged city police officers chased and assaulted him without probable cause.

Sep 25, 2013

City formalizes $1B school construction plan

Baltimore’s spending board, the Board of Estimates, on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding to formally commence a $1 billion, 10-year school construction and revitalization project.

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Sep 18, 2013

Baltimore housing department to demolish nearly 600 buildings

The city housing department has signed an agreement to use nearly $10 million from a national foreclosure abuse settlement to demolish 578 mostly derelict buildings and houses in 10 Baltimore communities, in some cases relocating homeowners and renters so entire blocks can be razed.

Jul 2, 2013

Baltimore to settle suit over cadet’s death in ‘live burn’ exercise

The city of Baltimore will pay $200,000 to settle with the mother and children of a fire-department recruit killed during a “live burn” training exercise in 2007.

Jun 26, 2013

City water system in a fix

Leo W. Burroughs Jr. called Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and other top city officials “cowardly” in response to a plan to hike water rates in Baltimore by 37 percent over the next three years.

Jun 25, 2013

Carousel poised to return to Inner Harbor

After going without a carousel for nearly 18 months, visitors to the Inner Harbor will soon be able to again ride a childhood favorite that had been around for more than a century.

Jun 7, 2013

Fire Chief Clack resigns; tenure included closures

After a five-year tenure that at times was rocked by plans to close fire companies, Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack resigned on Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

May 23, 2013

Arrest outside bar leads to $72K settlement

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved this week a $72,000 settlement to resolve a claim by three relatives who alleged that police falsely arrested and assaulted them outside a Federal Hill bar.

May 22, 2013

Poor accounting costs city $1.4 million

Baltimore and its taxpayers had to pay an additional $1.4 million in fiscal 2011 due to faulty accounting procedures, auditors told the Board of Estimates on Wednesday.

May 15, 2013

Audit finds accounting issues at Enoch Pratt

Baltimore auditors presented a report on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Wednesday that, among other things, showed the institution owed the city close to $30,000 in fines and fees collected during fiscal 2011 and lacked sufficient accountability over a $300,000 cash fund set up to purchase books.

May 8, 2013

City to pay $100K for child’s fatal jump from back of bus

The family of a 6-year-old special needs education student who died after falling from the back of a school bus will receive $100,000 from the Baltimore City Public Schools.

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