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City Director of Finance Gallagher retiring after 28 years

Edward J. Gallagher, Baltimore’s director of finance who has served under six mayors, announced Tuesday he is retiring, prompting a national search for his replacement as the city faces tense budget woes. Gallagher said he has agreed to remain in ...

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Franchot expected to run for governor

WASHINGTON — Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot made clear before taking office in 2007 that he would expand the job description beyond collecting taxes, paying the state’s bills and auditing its agencies, and he is living up to that promise. ...

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Week in review: 6/24/11

Baltimore praised as convention site The Americas Meeting and Events Exhibition drew more than 3,000 meeting and convention planners to the Baltimore Convention Center this week in what city officials called an opportunity to show the world “the new Baltimore” — ...

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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 ...

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C. Fraser Smith: City’s problems demand bold thinking

Baltimore needs a mega-casino at the Inner Harbor. So says former mayor Thomas A. D’Alesandro III. The city can’t pay its own way anymore and gambling is the only revenue game left in town. As a mayor of Baltimore, D’Alessandro ...

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Schaefer leaves $500k to longtime aide in will

A longtime aide to William Donald Schaefer is the largest benefactor of the former governor and Baltimore mayor’s will. According to Schaefer’s last will and testament, which was publicly released on Tuesday, Lainy LeBow-Sachs is to receive $500,000, as well ...

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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 ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Time to see who runs Baltimore

It’s time for more doing and less suing. It’s also time for seeing who runs Baltimore. In a forceful essay in The Baltimore Sun this week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake boldly asserts herself. Her general target? A tendency to sue when ...

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