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By The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2010
Most state offices, with the exception of state parks, will be closed Friday and nonessential services curtailed because of a scheduled furlough day. Offices including the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will be closed. Services related to public safety, such as state police and corrections facilities, as well as the Maryland judiciary, will be in operation, and the unemployment claims phone lines will be staffed during the furlough day. Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order in July ordering the furlough days as a way of reducing costs to shore up a budget shortfall.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment Thursday of a senior Baltimore prosecutor and a lawyer at the Homeland Security Department as new federal judges to sit on the Maryland bench. George J. Hazel, who was the top deputy in the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, was confirmed nomination unanimously. "I have been tremendously appreciative and proud of the opportunity to serve the citizens of Baltimore City for the past three and a half years," Hazel said in a statement, "and I look forward to continuing to serve the public in this important position.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2010
Less than a month after bruising top-of-ticket losses on Election Day, Maryland Republicans have quickly discovered life after Ehrlich, seating a new lineup of local elected officials on the party's bench and fielding a surprisingly diverse range of candidates for state chairman. The resounding defeat of Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who was seeking a return as governor, solidified Maryland's standing as among the most heavily Democratic states. Gov. Martin O'Malley coasted to re-election, and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski easily won a fifth term.
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By Erin Cox and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years. Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the office "a holdover from the Watergate era" that overlaps with other law enforcement offices and said scrapping it would save taxpayers as much as $1.2 million a year. But others called the proposal cause for concern, saying the agency's independence puts it in a unique position to prosecute government or electoral wrong-doing.
NEWS
January 14, 1993
In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, the following offices will be closed Monday:* Carroll County government offices, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.* Carroll County schools.* All Carroll County public library branches.* Westminster city offices.* Hampstead town offices. The Town Council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.* Manchester town offices.* Union Bridge town offices.The county's landfills will be open normal hours, 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.Town offices of Sykesville, Mount Airy, Taneytown and New Windsor will be open Monday.
NEWS
November 8, 1994
The state's 1,702 polling places open today at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters are reminded to bring proper identification.State courts, state offices and public schools are closed. Banks and U.S. government offices, including federal courts, are open.There will be no trash pickup in Baltimore City. Surrounding counties will operate on normal schedules.
NEWS
August 14, 1992
"High Noon" it's not, but the saga of Sheriff Robert Pepersack, Anne Arundel's feisty, hot-headed lawman, has provided some of the best entertainment the county has seen in years.He's overspent his budget, stalked out of county council hearings, found himself on the wrong end of a subpoena and been accused publicly by the council chairman of "not being man enough" to face him. He's blasted county government in voluminous letters to local newspapers, making County Executive Robert R. Neall so mad that he sent the sheriff a note saying he was on the executive's "egg-sucking list."
NEWS
January 16, 1994
This schedule will be in effect tomorrow:BALTIMORECity offices -- openCourts -- openLibraries -- openParking meters -- must feedPublic schools -- openTrash removal -- no pickupHOWARD COUNTYCounty offices -- closedCourts -- openLibraries -- closedPublic schools -- closedTrash removal -- regular pickupOTHER SERVICES AND ATTRACTIONSBanks, S&Ls -- closedFederal offices -- closedFederal courts -- closedPostal Service no home delivery. Window service available atsome locations. Information: -- (410)
BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | June 6, 1991
American Telephone & Telegraph Co. has won a three-year contract to provide long-distance services for state offices in Maryland, the governor's office said yesterday.The contract is expected to save taxpayers more than $4.1 million over the next three years, a 44 percent savings over current long-distance prices offered by AT&T, the state's primary long-distance provider.Savings at state facilities are expected to range from 20 percent to 80 percent over previous long-distance charges.Under the new contract, Maryland's annual long-distance bill should shrink from about $3.2 million to $1.8 million, said Martin W. Walsh Jr., secretary of the Department of General Services.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
As part of Maryland budget cutbacks, most state government offices will be closed today as employees are furloughed. However, the Motor Vehicle Administration and other Department of Transportation offices are open today, as are Maryland district, circuit and appellate courts. On Friday, many state offices will be closed again in observance of American Indian Heritage Day. Courts also are closed Friday, as are MVA and MDOT offices. This schedule will be in effect Thursday: Anne Arundel County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Public schools: closed Trash: no pickup Annapolis City offices: closed Courts: closed Transit: no service Parking meters: free Trash: no pickup Baltimore City City offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Parking meters: free Public schools: closed Trash: no pickup (makeup collection is Saturday)
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday. The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya Towels' death was accidental and gave the cause as hyperthermia, the medical term for excessively high body temperatures. Police have not identified the male relative involved in the case but said he failed to drop the girl off at day care and left her in his truck.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Since 1901, Annapolis residents and downtown workers have been dropping off letters and buying stamps at the brick Georgian Revival-style post office on Church Circle. But not for much longer. A vote by the state's Board of Public Works on Wednesday seals the eventual fate of the post office. The state is buying the office for $3.2 million, with eventual plans to use the building for government offices. "The state saw an opportunity to retain the historic value of the building, particularly because it's in the footprint of other state-owned facilities.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Leon Nelson, a retired state security officer assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services, died of cancer April 4 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown. The Inner Harbor resident was 85. The son of John Leon Nelson and Rebecca Nelson, he was born in Sumter, S.C., and moved to Baltimore in 1935. He lived on Bradley Street in West Baltimore and attended Samuel Coleridge Taylor School. "He had to leave school in order to help support his mother," said his grandson, Kaon Nelson, a Gwynn Oak resident who was his caregiver.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
The IRS may be coming for the Maryland unemployment office's offices. The federal tax collection agency filed a legal claim called a tax lien last month against the unemployment office's property. The Internal Revenue Service claims that the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Office of Unemployment Insurance owes the federal government about $850,000 in unpaid taxes, according to court records. The tax lien was filed in order to encourage the debt to be paid - even though DLLR filed an appeal of its tax assessment in August and claims it does not owe the money the IRS has billed, said Dennis Morton, the unemployment office's director of contributions.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
The Office of the State Prosecutor subpoenaed eight Baltimore County agencies this week for records on a planned Catonsville medical office development, county officials confirmed Thursday. The subpoenas sought "information and correspondence" regarding the Southwest Physicians Pavilion planned by Whalen Properties, a Catonsville-based developer, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said. The county declined to release the subpoenas, and Kobler said officials "would not begin to speculate" on why the state was seeking the information.
NEWS
May 25, 2012
This schedule will be in effect Monday: Government offices, courts and libraries Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Frederick counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis. Public schools Closed in all jurisdictions. Trash No pickup in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties, and in Baltimore City (landfills and transfer stations closed) and Annapolis. Harford waste disposal center is closed. Check with contractor in Carroll, Harford and Frederick counties.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Citing the "bravery of two" but noting the "valor of all" their colleagues, the state's governor and city's mayor lauded Thursday the workers who helped save an infant being stabbed at a social services office in East Baltimore. William Purnell Short III hit the suspect with a chair, forcing her to drop the infant, and Dana Hayes screamed for help, prompting a flurry of 911 calls that got police and paramedics quickly to the social services complex on Biddle Street on April 24. Short held the suspect — who police said bit him on the hands — until police arrived.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2011
When Thiru Vignarajah left the Maryland U.S. attorney's office to lead a new unit of the city prosecutors, there was the matter of putting together a new team of lawyers to pursue major crimes, bolstering relationships with police and other law enforcement agencies, and identifying the city's most violent criminals. There was also another matter: painting the office. To help create a sense of ownership over their work, he encouraged his new prosecutors to pick out their offices and paint the walls with the color of their choice.
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