I want to know who approached who about Ms.... →
Is this a pre-election trick by the Mayor to bury the tax story about the Columbia house. Or did the Rolley’s, who seem to subsist on government jobs leak this to make Rawlings-Blake look bad?
Grand Prix, Trees, and Court Discretion →
A permit question: Dave Troy went to court under the section of City Code that requires notice be given for trees to come down*, but the City code (Article 7, 53-12) also states that no one may cut or trim any street tree other than under the direction of Public Works and with a permit issued by the Department of Public Works. So I get that notice wasn’t given, but was a permit issued? I...
With all due respect to your newspaper, sometimes we feel we have to bring...– From “Otis Rolley puts his name out there, in chalk” by Laura Vozella for the Baltimore Sun blog Baltimore Insider. This seems creepy: you don’t give me enough attention but I know where you live so I’ll put my message in front of your door?
Results from Baltimore's Budget (December 2010) →
This link is a blog post that was linked to from this article which appeared in my Google reader feed today. Good to know that someone is taking lessons away from Baltimore’s budget process. The article makes it sound like outcome based budgeting magically closed a $121M budget gap. What about all those new taxes? This article should not just be about the creative cuts made, especially when...
Two sun articles on Police Response... →
The title links to Michael Dresser’s post on one woman’s tribulations in trying to get a response from police after a car accident. And this article by Rebekah Brown is about City Councilman Curran advising communities to tell 911 operators a gun is involved to speed police response. Maybe Brown just needs to advise Dresser’s blog subject to tell the police a gun was involved?
…he told her he was looking for a rabbit and fled.– Crime coverage from the North Baltimore Patch by Adam Bednar.
“If you want to know the truth,” Welch says now,... →
Welch has a lot of competition to not have a pat answer for the “so, you fired that gun why again” question.
…he felt his chances of victory were hampered because, when filing as a...– Two Candidates Withdraw From City Races by Van Smith for City Paper.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake proposes cutting property... →
But it is suggested this reduction be done by diverting 90% of slots revenue to offset lost property taxes, with the remaining 10% going to school construction. However when we voted on question 2 in 2008 (link to question: http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2008/questions/statewide.html#question_2), I think we were given the strong impression slots money would help schools. I do own...
The Wire is Fiction. →
In real life, it’s the police distributing the heroin to the street dealers. The Exxon at Coldspring and Falls Roads is a pretty brash location. I’d have to look at a map to tell, but is that even a half mile from the Northern District headquarters?
Franchot thinks above market rates for State... →
Also, interesting is the Comptrollers,assertion it’s a buyers market and why would the state lock into renting for 20 years. I wonder what the response will be and who it will come from.
Mickey Mantle arrested... →
But not charged. After all he had a game to get to.
Pants on Fire →
Not particularly creative I know, but Liar, Liar is the only thing I can come up with.
Just because he doesn't own the theater, doesn't... →
Albeit a not particularly good show.
$120 green building but the abandonment of... →
Exelon, the potential buyers of Constellation Energy, are looking to invest $120 million in a downtown location. Of course they are also pretty much definitely going to vacate Constellation’s Pratt Street headquarters. At least the new space will be green space, right…?
I know this broke yesterday... →
But why did they go to prosecute without making sure the quid and the quo were connected by a pro.
Because if you weren't a white, land owner from... →
A good editorial that is not nearly as snarky as it could be. I really like the Federalist Papers, I even have a nifty little app on my phone with all of them and some other documents from the colonial era. But I think even the authors recognized the constitution was going to need edited at some point and I think that comes through in the arguments originally made in support of ratification...
Let's not be DC →
Just for fun, lets not do that. And is it just me or does Ms. Dixon come off as a little bit bitter in every piece of media coverage since she was forced to step down?
Contined fallout from IMA endorsement →
When the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance endorsed the incumbent mayoral candidate Rawlings-Blake, there was immediate backlash from candidate Pugh and others. It’s interesting that two of the organizations members added their voices in dissent. And it feels like this isn’t about the candidates but the members feeling the organization handled a sensitive decision...
Things I love
The new storm watch alert on the CW. It sounds a lot like the smoke alarm and freaks the dog out. Not that I object to the warning, but could it be a little less jarring? SMH