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Oct 31, 2013

D.C. Council to take up resolution on Redskins

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council will take up a resolution next week urging the Washington Redskins to change their nickname. The council passed a similar resolution in 2001, and the new one has broad support on the 13-member body. It comes amid a national debate about the name, which some consider to be offensive to […]

Aug 23, 2012

Showdown over Solo Cup site

In four days, the Baltimore County Council will meet to vote on a slate of county-wide zoning changes, but for many, just one item on the crowded agenda carries a make-it-or-break-it load.

Aug 15, 2012

Ocean City to review marketing contract with Baltimore’s MGH

Ocean City may find itself without its most famous lifeguard if the City Council chooses not to renew its contract with Baltimore-based MGH Inc., the advertising agency behind the highly successful “Rodney Saves” campaign. MGH has handled the beach town’s marketing for the past decade, and most people said the relationship has been lucrative. But […]

Nov 14, 2011

Blueprint Maryland’s Delaney exploring congressional run

John Delaney, the Montgomery County businessman behind Blueprint Maryland, is considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the freshly redrawn 6th Congressional District. Blueprint is Delaney’s roadmap to move Maryland beyond its dependence on federal largess. “Old Maryland was about government jobs,” the Blueprint draft report states, “but the new Maryland[...]

Oct 7, 2011

Court of Appeals hears arguments on Baltimore City Paper defamation case

ANNAPOLIS – The Baltimore City Paper abused its privilege to report fairly and accurately on a double murder trial when it published articles implicating a former nightclub owner in the slayings — though he was never charged in the crime, the man’s attorney told Maryland top court Friday in an effort to revive a defamation […]

Jun 28, 2011

Ex-DC Council aide Ted Loza gets 8 months in taxi case

WASHINGTON — A former chief of staff to a District of Columbia Council member was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison for accepting money from a taxicab industry representative seeking favorable legislation. Ted Loza, who was chief of staff to Council member Jim Graham, acknowledged in a plea agreement earlier this year that he […]

May 17, 2011

Plan would cut $25M from Montgomery county schools

ROCKVILLE — The president of the Montgomery County Council says all nine members have signed off on cuts to employee benefits and to public schools. Under the plan, the council would cut $25 million from the $1.4 billion it contributed to the public school systems this year. The plan would also give the council more […]

Dec 14, 2010

Greater Baltimore Techology Council names Sharon Webb CEO

The Greater Baltimore Technology Council appointed two new top executives Tuesday, tapping Sharon Webb to be the organization’s CEO. Webb, a former executive with consulting firm Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, will take the post Jan. 1. Jennifer Gunner, who had served as interim executive director since June, will be the council’s new COO. “Technology […]

Nov 21, 2010

Economic hurdles plague public art

VAIL, Colo. — Public art has become a tough sell in communities where the rough economy has forced cuts in employment and services — even when those artistic endeavors were paid for in better times. Officials in the posh mountain resort of Vail recently decided to shell out an extra $95,000 to move a statue […]

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