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by Richard Gorelick | January 25, 2013
The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.  A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets arrived at Baltimore City Hall on Friday. Inside were cannoli, ravioli, various packaged goods and an assortment of seafood, including mussels, scallops, oysters -- and four live lobsters. Rawlings-Blake, who was not in Baltimore on Friday, will be making a visit next week to the Cottage Avenue Community , the Park Circle transitional housing program for homeless families she chose as the recipients of the package.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate Accountability International, is worried that a $500,000 consultant's study could lead to the private management of the water system. But the Department of Public Works request for proposals did not involve privatization, city officials said.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
The worlds of Baltimore and TV politics met Thursday when HBO's "VEEP" came to City Hall. The series that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus is filming season two in and around the city. "It was a thrill to visit the VEEP set today," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "This show, along with others recently filmed in Baltimore, are a boost to our economy and our sense of pride in the city. It will be great seeing our historic chamber on TV. "  
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls. " They were there to add their voices to the many around the world calling for the release of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted three weeks ago by extremist group Boko Haram when they showed up for school, defying the group's opposition to the education of women. The students from schools such as the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Maryvale Preparatory School and Friends School of Baltimore said they felt a camaraderie for the girls thousands of miles away.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | May 21, 2009
Baltimore City Hall is crumbling. Literally. Chunks of marble fall from the building. Columns are cracked. Stalactite-type crystal growths adorn hidden stairwells. Last week, the corner of an old doorway collapsed. "It is the age of the building," said Dennis Chojnowski, a project manager with the city Department of Public Works, noting it was constructed in 1875. The city's Board of Estimates approved spending $483,000 Wednesday in capital improvement funds to patch up the building.
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By DAN BERGER | May 23, 1995
It was years after Don closed Holliday Street to make a plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall before Bill followed suit with Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C.Don't mourn for Connie Chung. She'll think of something.
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By Dan Berger | October 28, 1996
Feel pity for the sailor who peddled U.S. secrets to the Russians, who these days cannot keep any.This state needs just two gambling casinos, the State House and Baltimore City Hall. Throw out the pols. Convert the tracks to lacrosse. Horse farms can raise bok choy.The city decided after only one year to let market forces affect pricing at the white elephant garage it built at Penn Station to reduce waiting space and discourage commuting.Pub Date: 10/28/96
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By DAN BERGER | January 29, 1993
Bill is denying reporters access to his press secretary. He is going to run the White House like Baltimore City Hall.There is no role for peace-keeping in Yugoslavia any more, only intervention or nonintervention.Historians will discover Hillary Rodham Clinton to have been the most influential First Spouse in terms of policy since Nancy Reagan.Things are so bad all the big corporations are laying off their chief executives. Those guys need a union.When the title of First City is a toss-up between Dallas or Buffalo, something is wrong.
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February 28, 2005
TODAY City Council meeting Semimonthly regular meeting. 5 p.m., council chambers, Room 408, Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday St. Coppin president to speak Stanley F. Battle, president of Coppin State University, will speak on "The University in an Urban Setting" at 6 p.m. at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson. The lecture is sponsored by the Baltimore County League of Women Voters. Admission is $10. 410-377-8046. TOMORROW Spencer landfill hearing Harford County Council will hold a hearing on plans to reopen the Spencer landfill in Abingdon.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Amid the local furor over the George Zimmerman acquittal - a protest outside Baltimore City Hall drew hundreds - one city councilman wonders if city residents are overlooking home-grown crime.  Away from the rally City Councilman Brandon Scott brought up Darryl Anderson, a fugitive that police have called "public enemy No. 1" and who is being sought in connection with two murders - a Baltimore County case, and a recent triple shooting in...
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Video of the high speed crash that killed a bystander outside Baltimore City Hall last year shows the suspect being pulled out of his overturned car and restrained by people on scene. The footage, shot from a Maryland State Trooper's patrol car that was trailing the speeding Acura sedan, was released this week by State Police. The crash occurred on April 9, 2013, and killed city finance employee Matthew Hersl, a popular Little Italy neighborhood activist and Baltimore Orioles fan who was standing outside when the vehicle careened off of Interstate 83. Johnny Johnson, 44, the Acura's driver, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Dec. 12. The West Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
OrchKids, the program that puts musical instruments into the hands of Baltimore schoolchildren, announced Friday that it is receiving a $1 million gift that will allow it to double the number of students it serves. The donation from Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, which was announced during a news conference at Baltimore City Hall, will expand the number of participating public schools from five to eight by 2019 and will increase the program's enrollment from 750 students to 1,600 attending pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.
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Dan Rodricks | December 28, 2013
The 1970s corruption investigation known as Abscam, celebrated in "American Hustle," one of the holiday season's hottest movies, had its roots in Baltimore. It was in Charm City that the FBI tested the sting-style operation that marked Abscam as a particularly theatrical and effective form of undercover investigation. Baltimore FBI agents later trained those who carried out the Abscam sting. Abscam famously featured FBI agents posing as Arab sheiks, along with an accomplished con artist (played by Christian Bale in "American Hustle")
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Amid the local furor over the George Zimmerman acquittal - a protest outside Baltimore City Hall drew hundreds - one city councilman wonders if city residents are overlooking home-grown crime.  Away from the rally City Councilman Brandon Scott brought up Darryl Anderson, a fugitive that police have called "public enemy No. 1" and who is being sought in connection with two murders - a Baltimore County case, and a recent triple shooting in...
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Jacques Kelly | June 28, 2013
For nearly 20 years, I watched a landmark stone house deteriorate. Once one of the proudest addresses in the city, the home of the Druid Hill Park superintendent and later the Maryland Zoo director became vacant. Trees began growing through its windows after its slate roof collapsed. Its stout stone walls were tumbling down. Sitting on a rise at the western edge of the city park, it became a symbol of neglect, an example of what can go wrong within city government. Then, about a year ago, this depressing situation began to change.
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by Richard Gorelick | January 25, 2013
The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.  A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets arrived at Baltimore City Hall on Friday. Inside were cannoli, ravioli, various packaged goods and an assortment of seafood, including mussels, scallops, oysters -- and four live lobsters. Rawlings-Blake, who was not in Baltimore on Friday, will be making a visit next week to the Cottage Avenue Community , the Park Circle transitional housing program for homeless families she chose as the recipients of the package.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1996
Now that the general election is over, the unanswered question around the water coolers in Baltimore City Hall is this: When will Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke leave for a top post in the Clinton Administration?Never mind that Schmoke says flat-out he is not going anywhere. The political rumor mill is in high gear, churning out a variety of potential appointments: housing secretary, education secretary and a federal judgeship, just to name a few.That, in turn, has sparked more rumors about City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III, who is next in line to be mayor.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
OrchKids, the program that puts musical instruments into the hands of Baltimore schoolchildren, announced Friday that it is receiving a $1 million gift that will allow it to double the number of students it serves. The donation from Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, which was announced during a news conference at Baltimore City Hall, will expand the number of participating public schools from five to eight by 2019 and will increase the program's enrollment from 750 students to 1,600 attending pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2013
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. New Year's Day, not long after fireworks had erupted at the Inner Harbor, James Scales and William Tasker kissed in the ceremonial room of Baltimore City Hall - sealing their new marriage as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who'd just officiated the ceremony, looked on. Then Scales, a manager in the mayor's office since William Donald Schaefer was in charge, threw up his right hand, Tasker beamed, and the room erupted in...
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
The worlds of Baltimore and TV politics met Thursday when HBO's "VEEP" came to City Hall. The series that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus is filming season two in and around the city. "It was a thrill to visit the VEEP set today," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "This show, along with others recently filmed in Baltimore, are a boost to our economy and our sense of pride in the city. It will be great seeing our historic chamber on TV. "  
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