william donald schaefer

May 22, 2022

Portraits of Larry, Yumi Hogan reflect their styles and hoped-for legacies

Portraits of the Hogans reflect how they want to be recalled; the collection shows earlier styles, snubs, legacy-burnishing.

Jan 12, 2017

Dropping the Mike: William Donald Schaefer was a ‘bully’

Relationships can be difficult things even in politics where interpersonal connections always loom large. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. knows this as well as anyone and said he has tried to be a bridge in one of the most difficult political relationships in the state between House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Gov. […]

Mar 24, 2016

C. Fraser Smith: What to learn from Schaefer

With a total of 29 candidates in the mix, the poor voter’s head must be spinning. (Not to speak of the poor columnist.) It has occurred to me, though, that we can scroll through the files to consider how mayors of Baltimore have operationalized the idea that the word mayor is actually a verb. For […]

J. Michael Schaefer
Mar 4, 2015

Getting reacquainted via cover letter

Cover letters on lawsuits filed in state circuit court usually are pretty boilerplate. But this one got my attention.

Kurt Schmoke
May 29, 2014

C. Fraser Smith: This time, Schmoke not chasing history

Kurt L. Schmoke will thrive as president at the University of Baltimore, and the city is lucky to have him back.

Jan 28, 2014

Buy William Donald Schaefer’s House, do it now.

The three-story Federal style brick townhouse on Lancaster Street is on the market and can be yours for $249,999.

May 2, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Ruppersberger – No Hamlet he

William Donald Schaefer loved to provoke reporters. In 1985, we were asking him every day if he was thinking about running for governor. We were watching everything he did, looking for clues, reading tea leaves.

Feb 8, 2013

Laslo Boyd: Joe Flacco and William Donald Schaefer

Imagine that there is no M&T Bank Stadium. Imagine that there is no Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Imagine that there is no NFL team in Baltimore.

Feb 7, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Schaefer might have even smiled

An academic forum this week on how to make government work for the people focused on the legacy of William Donald Schaefer and, like everything else in Baltimore this week, the Ravens.

Oct 23, 2012

Harborplace sold to New York-based real estate firm

Harborplace, the city’s signature 32-year-old tourism hub, is being sold to New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. for an undisclosed price. General Growth Properties, which acquired Harborplace as part of its November 2004 purchase of The Rouse Co., will close the deal next month, according to a memo sent to city officials by Christopher Schardt, senior […]

Aug 15, 2012

O’Malley signs gambling bill; referendum next

ANNAPOLIS — About 10 hours after the General Assembly adjourned its second special session in a marathon legislative season, Gov. Martin O’Malley praised a gambling expansion bill that he hopes will put an end to persistent legislative gridlock caused by the divisive issue. During a bill signing ceremony Wednesday morning, O’Malley thanked House of Delegates Speaker […]

Jul 24, 2012

$1.4M endowment to honor Schaefer’s ‘do it now’ legacy

William Donald Schaefer’s parting gift to his beloved city will help to pay for flowers, neighborhood improvements and even flagpoles.

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