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June 20, 2012
Congratulations to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeand all the Baltimore City departments that made Sailabration such a big success ("Sailabration brings out the mobs," June 18). The police presence was visible and the streets were very clean from Camden Yards to Federal Hill and the Harbor. The traffic officers were efficient and polite, making the event a very enjoyable experience. However, if there was one major flaw, it was the Light Rail. Very appropriately named, it was light on extra cars, light on extra runs and definitely light on management ability.
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HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Falls Prevention Week runs from Sept. 21-27, and the Baltimore City Health Department is supplying residents age 60 and over, caregivers and disabled residents with a free night light and fall prevention information. Officials in Maryland and beyond have been working to reduce falls among seniors. They are considered a serious problem, threatening their independence and quality of life of older people. According to the city health department, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital visits among Maryland's seniors.
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NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1998
Baltimore will hire a legal referee to settle a contract dispute over payments to a local air-conditioning and heating company.The city Board of Estimates agreed yesterday to hire an administrative hearing officer to review its contract with Temp-Air Co., a Baltimore company hired in 1995 to work for several city departments.The city has paid Temp-Air $3.6 million in the past two years, according to city vendor records. But the sides differ over whether all of Temp-Air's work was authorized.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
A transformer explosion resulted in a single-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus. The fire, which was reported at 8:05 a.m., was quickly contained and did not spread to the main hospital, said Ian Brennan, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department. No injuries were reported. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company crews are on scene working to repair the transformer, Brennan said. The hospital, located in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, is using a back-up power generator in the meantime.
NEWS
March 13, 1997
Taneytown officials hope to unveil the city's Internet home page by next month.The city's entry among the rapidly proliferating local government home pages will be designed by MicroNiche Inc. of Westminster. The City Council approved paying the consultant $455 for the service at its meeting Monday.City Clerk Linda Hess said the page will include brief biographies of elected officials, lists of city departments, boards and commissions and community facilities. She plans to include council meeting agendas and minutes.
SPORTS
By Andrew Bahl and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
The 2014 Dew Tour will return to Ocean City for the fourth consecutive year, organizers announced Monday . While the remainder of the schedule has yet to be announced, the Ocean City event, scheduled to run from June 25-29, will kick off the 10th incarnation of the Dew Tour. “The continued support of the city for the past three years sets us up for an exciting return to Ocean City during our 10 th Anniversary season,” Eric Grilly, President of Alli Sports, which operates the tour, said in a news release.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
IN BALTIMORE City to honor efforts of summer youth workers The efforts of 250 summer youth workers in city departments will be celebrated tomorrow at Cloverdale Park, on Druid Lake Drive between McCulloh Street and Druid Hill Avenue, the city Department of Public Works announced yesterday. The annual summer event began last year as a tribute to DPW summer youth worker Andrew Sparrow, who died trying to rescue a drowning friend. This year, a memorial basketball tournament will be included honoring DPW summer youth worker Crystal Gaylord, 17, who was fatally stabbed June 15 at her home on Benninghaus Road.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2004
The city of Baltimore is facing a $21 million deficit at a time when it is tapping its rainy-day fund to lend the school system $8 million, City Council members learned last night. Three city departments -- police, public works and transportation -- expect to end the fiscal year millions of dollars in the red, officials said at a hearing before the council's Budget and Appropriations Committee. The Police Department will exceed its budget by $9.8 million, the Department of Public Works projects a $9.4 million deficit, while the Department of Transportation expects to overspend by $5.2 million.
NEWS
September 9, 1999
This is an edited excerpt of the response from Democratic Baltimore mayoral candidate Carl Stokes to a Sun questionnaire. Other Democratic responses were published earlier this week. Republican candidate responses will run tomorrow.On mayoral style: As a council member, I was both public servant and coalition builder. When a problem arises, I will bring all parties to the table until a solution is found.Leverage will be my modus operandi. That means every city dollar spent will be used to attract private, state and federal dollars.
NEWS
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2002
City officials reaffirmed their commitment to work with Waverly residents to rid the neighborhood of blight - from boarding up vacant houses to cleaning trash-strewn lots and alleys - at a meeting last night of the Waverly Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. About 30 residents gathered in Faith Deliverance Church on Fillmore Street and called on city officials to help them combat blight - problems they contend that the city had been...
SPORTS
By Andrew Bahl and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
The 2014 Dew Tour will return to Ocean City for the fourth consecutive year, organizers announced Monday . While the remainder of the schedule has yet to be announced, the Ocean City event, scheduled to run from June 25-29, will kick off the 10th incarnation of the Dew Tour. “The continued support of the city for the past three years sets us up for an exciting return to Ocean City during our 10 th Anniversary season,” Eric Grilly, President of Alli Sports, which operates the tour, said in a news release.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 3, 2014
It's disheartening and downright shameful Baltimore City can't account for almost $40 million in grant money ( "Mayor to create a post to oversee city grant dollars," Feb. 27). If I ran my life that way, I'd be out of a job and on the street! However, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake doesn't need to create a post to oversee grant money, she has a management group already in place, namely the Office of CitiStat. It's on the Baltimore website, by the way, and it looks like a perfect place to investigate mismanagement of funds.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening ceremonies are Friday and come Monday she'll lay on her back and rattle her sled down a frozen track with 17 banked turns for nearly one mile at speeds exceeding 80 miles an hour. Sans brakes. "It's terrifying, but I'm hooked," Britcher said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Elizabeth T. Clark, who was deputy head of Baltimore City's Department of Legislative Reference for more than two decades, died Jan. 18 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at St. Agnes Hospital. The 50-year Catonsville resident was 89. The daughter of Galen Taylor, a West Point graduate and career Army officer, and Gertrude Taylor, a homemaker, Elizabeth Ann Taylor was born in Watertown, Mass. Because of her father's work, she spent her youth in Philadelphia and Washington, where she graduated in 1942 from Woodrow Wilson High School.
NEWS
By Justin George, Justin Fenton and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force. He proposes assigning homicide detectives to city neighborhoods, beefing up investigative units and sending elite plainclothes officers to more police districts. He wants to install tiny cameras on officers' uniforms and put computer tablets in their hands. A year on the job, Batts on Thursday unveiled an overarching crime-fighting plan he said would bring "much-needed" and "long-sought-after reform" in a department he said has relied too heavily on outdated procedures and technology.
NEWS
By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
The scene is familiar whenever the O'Malley administration prepares each department's budget for the next year: Public safety gets more money, others get less. The difference is that this year, because of last year's 20 percent local income tax increase, the city isn't on the verge of hundreds of layoffs to balance the budget. Instead, Mayor Martin O'Malley's preliminary $2.1 billion budget plan for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, is being stitched together with a series of minor yet sometimes painful cuts.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2000
Baltimore government's failure to adequately upgrade its computer system could hamper attempts to improve city services, a national study warns. The study, released yesterday by Governing magazine, also raises concern that financial-management computer systems installed by Baltimore have failed to serve the city well enough. "Without them in place, high performance is not likely to occur," Patricia W. Ingraham, director of the government performance project for Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said of the management systems studied.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
With long-term repair work on the Jones Falls Expressway underway, and major funding for the Red Line coming, Baltimore is in the midst of and building up to a large amount of transportation work — all with an eye toward better connectivity and reliability for city commuters. The JFX work also means headaches, and the Red Line has plenty of critics, some of who say it is misconceived and leaves out too many residents. There are other challenges facing the city's transportation system, including a high number of accidents involving pedestrians and the ever-present issue of congestion during large-scale events downtown.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 1, 2013
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden. "This is going to be easy," she thought. Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now an aide to Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, basked in accolades from a large crowd of skateboarders, parents and city officials - some of whom she said doubted she would succeed - at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 1, behind Roosevelt Park, where a 5,000-square-foot concrete bowl for skateboarding was scheduled to be built starting the next day. Then, Murdock climbed into the seat of a Bobcat on the grassy site at 1221 W. 36th St. and dug up ceremonial dirt like a seasoned construction worker.
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