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Tag Archives: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

C. Fraser Smith: One favor deserves another

Endorsements don’t mean much in politics these days. Money is much more powerful. But there are dramatic exceptions. Martin O’Malley might not be governor today without the quiet support of a then-virtually unknown Baltimore councilwoman, Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake — now ...

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City solicitor says mayor didn’t violate ethics laws

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not violate city ethics laws by voting on contracts involving the  Johns Hopkins University, despite her husband’s employment with a Hopkins subsidiary, Baltimore’s top lawyer reported Thursday. Rawlings-Blake’s husband, Kent Blake, started a job in December ...

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Read Drugstore’s exterior walls to be preserved

Hoping to avoid further delay in the redevelopment of downtown’s Superblock because of controversy over a landmark, Lexington Square Partners LLC has agreed to preserve two exterior walls of the former Read’s Drug Store in honor of a 1955 civil ...

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Top 5: ‘We’re shooting ourselves in the foot’

This week, the Maryland Lottery Agency released revenue figures from the state’s two slots casinos, the chief of staff for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake resigned and BWI announced it could soon fly you to Cuba. Those stories and more in this ...

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Week in review: 3/11/11

House panel meets in city At a hearing Tuesday at the University of Maryland School of Law, Maryland residents and officials told the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about problems caused by the nation’s home foreclosure ...

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House committee holds hearing in Baltimore on foreclosure crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a field hearing on the foreclosure crisis at the University of Maryland law school in Baltimore Tuesday morning. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake were among the panelists who testified about the effects on foreclosure on cities and families.

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O’Malley, Rawlings-Blake testify at foreclosure hearing

Kevin Jerron Matthews tried 50 times in a year to speak with his mortgage servicer in an effort to prevent a foreclosure on his Northern Parkway home. The disabled military veteran drained retirement funds and let other bill payments lapse ...

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Baltimore hosts US House hearing on foreclosures

A U.S. House committee is visiting Baltimore to hear about how the foreclosure crisis has affected the city and the state of Maryland. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will meet Tuesday morning at the University of Maryland ...

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Baltimore mayor’s chief of staff Dagenais resigns

Sophie Dagenais, chief of staff for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, resigned Monday morning, effective March 21. Dagenais joined the Rawlings-Blake administration in February 2010 after the mayor stepped into office following the resignation of Sheila Dixon. Dixon was convicted of ...

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