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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 6, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appointed R. Stevens Cassard Jr. as secretary of the state Department of General Services yesterday, replacing Boyd K. Rutherford, who was named to a position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cassard, 48, had most recently been deputy secretary. Also yesterday, Ehrlich named B. Diane Wilson deputy secretary, filling Cassard's previous position. Wilson had been assistant secretary for facilities operations and maintenance, and previously had been a facilities manager with the University of Maryland Medical System.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying around the Shot Tower. While it is no longer in danger - the city has abandoned a 2012 proposal to consider selling more than a dozen historic properties, including the tower - they say more needs to be done to showcase the attraction and to fully restore what was once the nation's tallest building.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and William Thompson and Thomas W. Waldron and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | November 27, 1990
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has begun reshaping his Cabinet for his second term by forcing the departure of Earl F. Seboda, the long-time secretary of the Department of General Services, according to a well-placed source in Annapolis.Seboda, 52, has run the Department of General Services since 1983 and was a holdover from the Cabinet of Schaefer's predecessor, Harry R. Hughes.Two weeks ago Schaefer ordered his entire Cabinet and hundreds of top appointed officials to submit letters of resignation immediately.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Joseph L. McCarthy, a former social worker who established, sponsored and coached baseball and soccer teams to keep East Baltimore youths away from drugs and crime, died Tuesday of congestive heart and kidney failure at Genesis Loch Raven Center. The longtime Parkville resident was 78. The son of Joseph McCarthy and Angela McCarthy Gardina, Joseph Leo McCarthy was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly. "His father died when he was 14, and he was raised by my father, Vincent Gardina, a city courthouse clerk, and my mother, who was a C&P Telephone Co. operator," said his half brother, Vincent J. Gardina, the former Baltimore County councilman who is now director of the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2004
An off-duty police officer for the state Department of General Services was shot to death early yesterday morning outside a Parkville bar, Baltimore County police said. Albert Jerome Roulhac, 32, was walking to his car in the parking lot outside Tee-Bee's Place, a bar on Darlington Drive just north of the city line, when several gunshots hit him in the upper body, police said. Roulhac was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m., police said. A General Services police officer for two years, Roulhac was assigned to patrol the state office complex on Preston Street in Baltimore, said Anne Hubbard, a spokeswoman for General Services.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
Howard County government officials are moving to dissolve one department and create a new one a proposal that caused a few sparks during last night's County Council meeting."
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | March 8, 1992
the Department of General Services and the Sheriff's Department -- took their turns Thursday before the commissioners, submitting what were described as "maintenance" budgets.J. Michael Evans, director of the Department of General Services, submitted proposed spending plans for fiscal 1993 for five bureaus, including administration, development review and permits and inspections, and for other programs under his charge, such as recycling.Budget requests within the Department of General Services ranged from a 7.1 percent increase in spending for the Bureau of DevelopmentReview to a 4.6 decrease in the central warehouse, a storage facility for county agencies.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Josh Cohen, who lost a tight race for re-election as Annapolis mayor, has a new job. He said this week he'll start Wednesday as the chief administrative officer for Maryland's Department of General Services, reporting to Secretary Alvin C. Collins. "After the election, I updated my resume and sent it out," said Cohen, who lost to Republican Mike Pantelides by 59 votes out of about 8,000 cast Nov. 5. "Independent of that, Secretary Collins reached out to me. We have known each other and worked together in different capacities.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 29, 1999
Two bomb threats triggered the evacuation of 6,000 state employees in four Baltimore state office buildings yesterday, but no explosive devices were found, authorities said.Police were investigating the anonymous threats, which were phoned in early yesterday to the Maryland Department of General Services, in a building it shares with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 201 W. Preston St., and later to the Department of Human Resources, 311 W. Saratoga St.As a precaution, officials emptied those buildings and state-owned complexes at 300 and 301 W. Preston.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying around the Shot Tower. While it is no longer in danger - the city has abandoned a 2012 proposal to consider selling more than a dozen historic properties, including the tower - they say more needs to be done to showcase the attraction and to fully restore what was once the nation's tallest building.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
A panel of advisers to an established senior center on the edge of Mount Vernon is protesting a proposal to lease space in its city-owned building to Baltimore's gay community center. The Waxter Center Advisory Council fears younger patrons of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore could disturb older patrons of the building's senior center, which has been in operation for nearly 40 years, said Lester Buster, president of the advisory council. "We just don't know whether or not that will be a good mix," said Buster, 79, of West Baltimore.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
I. Morton "Buddy" Schindler, an electrical engineer who oversaw the pumping operation for Baltimore's water supply system, died Friday at Sinai Hospital of complications of a fall he suffered in December. He was 87 and lived in Pikesville. Born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park, Mr. Schindler was a 1944 Patterson Park High School graduate. He was awarded a scholarship to the former Western Maryland College, where he studied for several months before being drafted into military service.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Baltimore's CitiStat director resigned Friday, after he refused a transfer to a different job in city government, administration officials said. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday informed Chad Kenney, who was named director in 2012, that she wanted to transfer him within city government, according to Kevin Harris, the mayor's spokesman. Kenney declined, and resigned instead, Harris said. "He was never asked to leave the administration. He was given the opportunity to go into a different position," Harris said.
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December 13, 2013
I am thankful this holiday season that former Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen was able to find employment so soon after being voted out of office ( "Annapolis' former mayor Cohen takes job with state," Dec. 9). With so many Marylanders unable to find work, not to mention those who have given up looking, Mr. Cohen was able to land a cushy $112,000 a year position with the Maryland Department of General Services. Isn't he lucky that such a position happened to be available just when he was looking?
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December 12, 2013
When are Maryland voters going to grow tired of cronyism in our government ( "Former Annapolis mayor Cohen hired by state's General Services," Dec. 10)? Have we not seen what happens when elected officials appoint unqualified people to manage the health care website or run our prison system? Why is it that when we look at a resume, we never see what a government employee ever did outside of working in government jobs? J. Heming, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Josh Cohen, who lost a tight race for re-election as Annapolis mayor, has a new job. He said this week he'll start Wednesday as the chief administrative officer for Maryland's Department of General Services, reporting to Secretary Alvin C. Collins. "After the election, I updated my resume and sent it out," said Cohen, who lost to Republican Mike Pantelides by 59 votes out of about 8,000 cast Nov. 5. "Independent of that, Secretary Collins reached out to me. We have known each other and worked together in different capacities.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Baltimore's CitiStat director resigned Friday, after he refused a transfer to a different job in city government, administration officials said. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday informed Chad Kenney, who was named director in 2012, that she wanted to transfer him within city government, according to Kevin Harris, the mayor's spokesman. Kenney declined, and resigned instead, Harris said. "He was never asked to leave the administration. He was given the opportunity to go into a different position," Harris said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
A panel of advisers to an established senior center on the edge of Mount Vernon is protesting a proposal to lease space in its city-owned building to Baltimore's gay community center. The Waxter Center Advisory Council fears younger patrons of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore could disturb older patrons of the building's senior center, which has been in operation for nearly 40 years, said Lester Buster, president of the advisory council. "We just don't know whether or not that will be a good mix," said Buster, 79, of West Baltimore.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel — controlled by the mayor — approved the contract for Babila Lima on Wednesday without discussion. Rawlings-Blake abstained, but the city ethics policy doesn't recognize a cousin in its nepotism rules. The city's 118-page ethics code prohibits an elected official from employing a spouse, parent or stepparent, sibling or stepsibling, child, stepchild or foster child, mother-in-law or father-in-law, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, or grandparent or grandchild.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Daphne Alston understands why so many people are outraged by the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen shot by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. She just doesn't get why nobody seems to care about the deaths of many other unarmed young men - especially those in similar situations closer to home, such as Christopher Brown, 17, who died in an altercation with a Baltimore County police officer. "We took buses, trains and helicopters to get down to Florida, because there was another nationality that was against us," Alston said Sunday, referring to the Martin case.
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