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  • Who Swears?

    | Image by CP Newz Graphic A Nov. 16 letter from Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway had City Hall a-twitter this week, wondering who would, in fact, do the honor of swearing-in Sheila Dixon as mayor at her Dec. 4 inauguration. The faxed...
  • Poll Positions

    Are The Sun and The Washington Post soft-pedaling the fact that Gov. Martin O'Malley has backed down on his challenge to the new Real ID federal law? NewsBusters thinks so. The federal Real ID Act requires that anyone who wants a state-issued driver's...
  • Musical Chair: A Five-Month Incumbent Hopes To Hold Onto 6th District City Council Seat

    Elizabeth Smith | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Deborah Ramsey | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Ramona Moore Baker | Image by http://www.ramonamoore.com Sharon Green Middleton | Image by http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com Looking for 6th...
  • Mayor Can't Fire Police Commissioner: Kevin Clark Could Be Reinstated, With $120 Million Bonus, Says State's High Court

    The mayor of Baltimore cannot fire the police commissioner without cause, according to Maryland's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals decision, handed down today in Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Kevin P. Clark, also contains other...
  • The New York Way

    New York City has a problem looks familiar to City Paper readers: shoddy engineering work that leads to collapses and injuries. According to today's report in the New York Times, city officials gave architects and engineers authority to inspect and sign...
  • State Fines Rogue Powerbroker

    The Maryland Public Service Commission has ordered NCG Energy Solutions to pay a $150,000 civil penalty for its failure to apply for a license to broker power contracts in the state, and for "material false statements" on the license application it...
  • Green Party Activist and Past Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Boyd has Died

    Got a call today from Brandy Baker, formerly of the Charm City Greens, a Baltimore City chapter of the Green Party. Party activist Ed Boyd, who ran for governor on the Green ticket in 2006, has died. Boyd, a veteran, died of lung cancer. Boyd was the...
  • Local film: O'Malley Curiously Announces Support for "New, Existing" Film Festivals

    A mysterious press release came out of the state Department of Business and Economic Development Dec. 11 that's left some members of Baltimore's film community scratching their heads in wonder. The release, sent out by the department which houses the...
  • Permission Needed to Use Official Photos of the Governor

    Poking around on Gov. Martin O'Malley's official web site, we encountered a strange thing: In order to download a picture from the "Governor's Photo Gallery" you need to first agree to the terms of service, which read in part that "these photographs are...
  • Citi = The Prob

    The financial weirdness continues this week with a plan--or proposal, maybe--hatched Sunday night to give the U.S. taxpayers a 40 percent stake in CitiGroup, the biggest (and arguably most insolvent) of the nation's large banking institutions. As I've...
  • We'll Call Them, um, "Bail Bonds"?

    | Image by Newtonian Finances Ltd The New York Times has a story about the Obama Administration's propsal to allow ordinary folks to invest in the bank bailout: As part of its sweeping plan to purge banks of troublesome assets, the Obama administration...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...