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Jun 25, 2014

Baltimore hires Landers to build housing database

Joseph T. "Jody" Landers will be paid $35,000 to develop a graphic housing database for every city neighborhood.

Sep 5, 2011

Q&A: Joseph T. ‘Jody’ Landers III

1. The Daily Record has published a number of articles this year about the $1.8 billion redevelopment of Middle East by East Baltimore Development Inc. How would you rate the EBDI development so far in terms of public accountability, financial transparency and economic impact? How do you see its impact on the city’s future? The […]

Sep 5, 2011

Mayoral hopefuls lay out positions on Baltimore business issues

With Baltimore’s primary election day one week away, The Daily Record asked the five major Democratic candidates five questions about business and economic development issues that the next mayor must confront. Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. did not respond to our questions in time to be included. Click on each of the […]

Aug 30, 2011

The property tax shuffle

One of the top questions in this year’s mayoral race is how to lower the city’s residential property tax rate, the highest in Maryland at $2.268 per $100 of assessed value. All of the candidates have a plan. And those plans are repeatedly bashed on the campaign trail by the candidates in a round robin […]

Jul 6, 2011

Pugh files for mayor; Stokes does not

State Sen. Catherine Pugh filed as a candidate in the Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary, but Councilman Carl Stokes was a no-show. Stokes had said he would be at the Board of Elections around 11 a.m. Tuesday to file in the mayor’s race, but after the 9 p.m. deadline, officials said he had not filed. His […]

Jul 5, 2011

Pugh, Stokes file for Democratic mayoral primary

State Sen. Catherine Pugh and Councilman Carl Stokes are filing as candidates in the Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary. Pugh is inviting supporters to walk with her from campaign headquarters to the Board of Elections around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Stokes says he’ll be at the Board of Elections around 11 a.m. They are two of several […]

Jun 27, 2011

Rawlings-Blake to announce Baltimore mayoral bid

Top Maryland Democrats are helping Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launch her bid to stay in office. The Baltimore mayor is announcing her campaign outside her childhood home on Monday afternoon. She’ll be joined by Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Rawlings-Blake, who became mayor after former […]

Jun 6, 2011

Pugh dances into Baltimore mayoral race

State Sen. Catherine Pugh literally danced her way into the city’s mayoral race Monday evening. As disco music blared and nearly 150 supporters jammed inside a community center on West North Avenue near Coppin State University, Pugh strutted into the room amid cheers and hugs and took the podium to declare her intention to run […]

Jun 6, 2011

State Sen. Pugh to announce decision on Baltimore mayor’s race

State Sen. Catherine Pugh is ready to announce her decision on whether to run for mayor. Pugh, who currently represents parts of west Baltimore in Annapolis, will make the announcement at Leonard E. Hicks Multipurpose Community Center on North Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. She would join several candidates, including incumbent Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, […]

Jun 3, 2011

Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/3/11

Grim news on the residential home sales front released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s show a first quarter decline by 4.2 percent in the U.S. National Home Price Index. That means housing values continue to turn downward. The report highlighted 20 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington (the only city where home […]

May 5, 2011

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 no time carving up his legacy for their own gain. It’s caused a spectacle and […]

May 2, 2011

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 clerk of Circuit Court for the past 12 years, said he plans to make job […]

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