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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
The acting city attorney in Annapolis - who had visited the police station when the mayor's cousin was arrested - has resigned, Mayor Mike Pantelides announced Wednesday. Pantelides brought Timothy Murnane to City Hall as acting city attorney after Murnane helped oversee a nail-biter ballot count following November's election. But Pantelides was unable to get the city council to confirm Murnane as the permanent city attorney. When Murnane's confirmation came before the council in December, the aldermen elected to postpone the vote.
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September 18, 2014
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides is filling two of the key vacant posts at City Hall: city manager and city attorney. Pantelides has nominated Thomas C. Andrews as city manager and Michael G. Leahy as city attorney. The Annapolis city council must confirm the appointments, which will officially be introduced at the council's meeting Monday. The mayor briefed the aldermen on the nominations during a closed-door meeting Thursday. If confirmed, Andrews and Leahy would bolster a City Hall staff that's been hit by firings and resignations since Pantelides took office in December.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
The assistant city attorney for Annapolis has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being pulled over in Millersville last month. Gary Elson was pulled over by a police officer on northbound Route 3 near Interstate 97 shortly after midnight on April 24, according to a police report. An Anne Arundel County police officer wrote that Elson's Hyndai Elantra crossed from the right lane into the left lane two times. After field sobriety tests and a breath test at the Western District police station in Odenton, Elson was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving and failure to drive a vehicle on the right half of the roadway.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides says he's making progress on filling a number of key vacancies in city government positions and will have nominees for a new city manager and city attorney by Sept. 22. Because of a series of firings and resignations since Pantelides took office in December, the city government is without a permanent city manager, city attorney, planning director, transportation director, and recreation and parks director. The new city manager will have a hand in hiring new directors for recreation and parks and planning and zoning, Pantelides told members of the city council Monday night.
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By Peter Hermann | May 8, 2012
Just as we're trying to figure out the sudden departure Police CommissionerFrederick H. Bealefeld IIIcomes the stark reminder that we're still not quite done with a city chief fired more than seven years ago. Kevin P. Clark, fired back when Martin O'Malley was mayor, in 2004, still has a claim pending before the state's highest court. He wants money, and according to his attorney, wouldn't mind getting his old job back. This is the guy who the mayor sent armed SWAT members to remove from the police headquarters building on East Fayette Street.
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September 18, 2014
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides is filling two of the key vacant posts at City Hall: city manager and city attorney. Pantelides has nominated Thomas C. Andrews as city manager and Michael G. Leahy as city attorney. The Annapolis city council must confirm the appointments, which will officially be introduced at the council's meeting Monday. The mayor briefed the aldermen on the nominations during a closed-door meeting Thursday. If confirmed, Andrews and Leahy would bolster a City Hall staff that's been hit by firings and resignations since Pantelides took office in December.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
Baltimore's city solicitor says Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake may vote on matters relating to Johns Hopkins, as long as she recuses herself from issues directly related to the division for which her husband works. Rawlings-Blake has voted to approve more than $900,000 in deals with Hopkins as a member of the city's Board of Estimates since her husband was hired by a division of the Johns Hopkins Health System late last year. Kent Blake is an intake coordinator for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | November 14, 1990
Annapolis City Attorney Jonathan A. Hodgson has added his name to the list of applicants for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the District Court bench, a state courts official said yesterday.Sixteen attorneys had applied for the seat before the original filing deadline of Nov. 1. But that deadline was extended to 4:30 p.m. yesterday because of confusion over an advertisement that erroneously listed the final date to file as Nov. 11.Hodgson, 39, of Annapolis, who has been city attorney for five years, was the only person who took advantage of the deadline extension, said Michael V. O'Malley, an assistant state courts administrator.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | November 23, 1993
Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins appointed as the new Annapolis city attorney last night a man who grew up with the mayor's own children.Paul Garvey Goetzke, whose appointment was confirmed by the City Council at last night's meeting, said the mayor used to umpire his Little League games and, later, watched as he played football with Mr. Hopkins' son, Mark, at St. Mary's High School.Excited by the appointment and because his wife, Suzie, gave birth to their first child, Harrison David, Sunday night, Mr. Goetzke said, "My life has nowhere to go but down, things are going so well for me right now."
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | October 30, 1991
Two Annapolis firefighters have been disciplined as a result of an ongoing city investigation into an alleged "pattern of sexual misconduct" among police and fire employees, city officials confirmed yesterday.City Attorney Jonathan Hodgson said the latest of the alleged incidents involving firefighters occurred no more recently than 1985 or 1986.But he refused to elaborate on the alleged misconduct, how often it occurred or the disciplinary action against the employees.The two male firefighters, whom city officials refused to identify, were disciplined within the past three months for actions "of a sexual nature" with women at an Annapolis fire station, the city attorney said.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. filed Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for Baltimore state's attorney after a city judge issued a ruling that kept his name off the ballot. The only name that will be presented to voters in the Nov. 4 election is that of Democratic nominee Marilyn Mosby, an insurance company attorney and former prosecutor. In a video posted to his Facebook page, Neverdon urged his supporters to continue backing his candidacy. "My name will not appear on the ballot, but I am a candidate for the office," he said.
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By Kevin Rector and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Veteran defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. has lost another battle in his effort to get his name on the November ballot as a candidate for Baltimore state's attorney. Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin P. Welch ruled against Neverdon on Tuesday in Neverdon's appeal of a ruling by city elections officials denying him a place on the ballot. Elections officials found that he had fallen more than 1,000 signatures short of the 4,160 that he needed to challenge Democrat Marilyn Mosby as an independent candidate.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Annapolis has a new acting city manager. David Jarrell, the city's director of public works. Jarrell, who has been in charge of public works since 2010, is taking over the city manager's position while the city continues the search for a permanent city manager, Mayor Mike Pantelides announced. Jarrell replaces the most recent acting city manager, Brian Woodward, who resigned at the end of July. Woodward was also the city's recreation and parks director. Since Pantelides took office in December, Annapolis has lost its city attorney, city manager, assistant city manager, planning director, transportation director and recreation and parks director through resignations and firings.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Veteran defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. brought about 6,000 signatures to the city's Board of Elections on Monday - a total that, if verified, will put him on November's ballot as an independent candidate for Baltimore state's attorney. With his family by his side, Neverdon, 46, pointed to the petition effort as evidence his candidacy has grass-roots support. "We've spent sleepless nights, long weekends, long days," Neverdon said. "The citizens of Baltimore spoke, and they want a choice.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Marilyn J. Mosby defeated Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein on Tuesday after criticizing him for failing to live up to promises he made four years ago to win the office. Bernstein conceded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. "We have left the office in a much better place," Bernstein said, "an office that is more effective, more efficient and more professional. " When Bernstein took office in 2011 after defeating incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy, he promised to boost conviction rates and focus on violent crime in Baltimore.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
The acting city attorney in Annapolis - who had visited the police station when the mayor's cousin was arrested - has resigned, Mayor Mike Pantelides announced Wednesday. Pantelides brought Timothy Murnane to City Hall as acting city attorney after Murnane helped oversee a nail-biter ballot count following November's election. But Pantelides was unable to get the city council to confirm Murnane as the permanent city attorney. When Murnane's confirmation came before the council in December, the aldermen elected to postpone the vote.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2000
Annapolis City Attorney Paul G. Goetzke remains in intensive care at a Virginia hospital after a diving accident in shallow water in the Potomac River on Thursday left him partially paralyzed. Surgery to fuse a fractured vertebra near the base of his neck was postponed Monday when Goetzke, 40, started having difficulty breathing, said his brother George Goetzke. Doctors at Inova Fairfax Hospital performed a tracheotomy early Monday. "He didn't have the strength to keep pushing the air with his diaphragm," George Goetzke said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
The assistant city attorney for Annapolis has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being pulled over in Millersville last month. Gary Elson was pulled over by a police officer on northbound Route 3 near Interstate 97 shortly after midnight on April 24, according to a police report. An Anne Arundel County police officer wrote that Elson's Hyndai Elantra crossed from the right lane into the left lane two times. After field sobriety tests and a breath test at the Western District police station in Odenton, Elson was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving and failure to drive a vehicle on the right half of the roadway.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides announced another high-profile city employee departure on Friday, as transportation director Richard Newell resigned. Newell was rumored to be leaving for weeks and at the last city council meeting, he acknowledged that he would be the "architect" of his own departure. Newell has guided Annapolis in joining a new regional bus system, which will reduce the city's payroll of transportation employees. Several people offered support for Newell during the public comment period of the last council meeting.
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