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  • Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest
    For the first time in decades, City Paper was not invited to the V.I.P. Artscape kickoff party. In fact, Bill Gilmore, the head of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, personally turned Jennifer Marsh, our general manager, away from the door at the UB law school, despite a decades-long relationship and two BOPA-related CP covers in a row, focusing on the Sondheim Prize and Artscape respectively.†
  • Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?
    There was good news in recent days: Standard & Poor’s, the big bond-rating agency, raised Baltimore City's bond rating one notch to AA, up from AA-. Yvonne Wenger did a nice job explaining what this means,†for all of you (and all of me) who don'...

    At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers

    At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers
    The University of Baltimore Law Center opened its door last night for the second of two community forums on Baltimore's new curfew ordinance that will replace the city's 20-year-old ordinance, doing away with incarceration as a penalty for parents and...

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)
    Yesterday's dual city council meetings were both yawners; the new budget passed with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting "nay," as usual. ("Too few dollars for youth opportunities, too many dollars for law enforcement," he said afterward. "I've never voted...

    Baltimore's youngest councilman has high hopes for himself and for his city

    Snow just stopped falling on an early December Monday and Brandon Scott is late to his 11 a.m. appointment at City Hall. It's not the snow, per se, that delayed him, though. The city councilman slogged through it on his usual run, he says, in sneakers, at...