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The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the “City Paper” skinny

June 25, 2014
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The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the “City Paper” skinny

With 294 out of 296 precincts reporting, and absentee and provisional ballots not yet counted, today’s results of yesterday’s Baltimore City primary elections are preliminary and based on what appears to have been a dismal turnout, on a par with 2010’s very low participation rate of about 22 percent. Despite the remaining votes still...
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Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

June 18, 2014
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Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

Daward Lee Falls, the CEO of bankrupt payment-processor Electracash, was charged yesterday in Maryland U.S. District Court with money laundering in connection with illegal gambling. The development is the latest in a long-running Maryland-based investigation into illegal money transfers of Internet gambling proceeds, which has been conducted in coordination with a New York-based probe...
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Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

June 16, 2014
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Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

Former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Thomas Ward, an 87-year-old who retired in the bench in 1997, after having served in the 1960s as a Baltimore City Councilman and in the 1950s as a Baltimore Sun reporter, has been named as the new chairman of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board, according to the...
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Former City Paper art director MacLeod sues former CP owner Times-Shamrock Communications

June 9, 2014
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Former City Paper art director MacLeod sues former CP owner Times-Shamrock Communications

When City Paper was sold in March to the Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) by Time-Shamrock Communications (TS) subsidiary CEGW, Inc., CP art director Joe MacLeod, a 25-year employee, was laid off by TS and not hired by BSMG, a circumstance that for all other similarly situated CP staffers meant receiving a severance package...
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The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore’s legislative district races

June 6, 2014
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The Money Game: the latest campaign-finance figures in Baltimore’s legislative district races

The most recent round of campaign finance reports for Baltimore City’s 12 legislative-district races – a Senate and House race in each of the six districts – were due late May at the Maryland State Board of Elections. The mass of new data reveals who’s betting how much on the 46 candidates vying to...
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Finances in race for Baltimore sheriff get interesting

June 2, 2014
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Finances in race for Baltimore sheriff get interesting

The latest campaign-finance reports filed by Democrats in the race for Baltimore sheriff show long-time incumbent John Anderson having the highest cash balance, with one challenger—Richard Parker—close behind and another—Donoven Brooks—lagging. The race’s lone Republican, David Wiggins, continues to not raise or spend any significant money, allowing him to file an affidavit of limited...
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“F” is for “Filthy:” Ongoing efforts to clean up Baltimore’s harbor continue to fail

May 28, 2014
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“F” is for “Filthy:” Ongoing efforts to clean up Baltimore’s harbor continue to fail

Baltimore’s harbor got its annual report card today, an assessment of its ecological health in 2013 given by the Healthy Harbor campaign, a collaborative effort of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, the water-quality advocacy group Blue Water Baltimore (BWB), and the Waterfront Partnership, a business group. It failed, of course. Anyone who spends time around...
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Judge dismisses Baltimore man’s lawsuit against “Homicide”-inspiring detectives over flawed 1980s murder conviction

May 23, 2014
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Judge dismisses Baltimore man’s lawsuit against “Homicide”-inspiring detectives over flawed 1980s murder conviction

U.S. District judge J. Frederick Motz on May 21 dismissed a civil-rights lawsuit brought last year by Wendell Griffin (pictured), who was freed in 2012 after more than three decades in prison for an improperly obtained murder conviction. Motz ruled that, since Griffin failed to seek to overturn his wrongful conviction earlier, and since...
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Baltimore: Smarter than you might think

May 16, 2014
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Baltimore: Smarter than you might think

At University of Navarra’s IESE Business School, in Spain, a group of researchers put out a “Cities in Motion” index, which ranks the “smartness” of a whole host of cities around the globe, and this year Baltimore came in 20th, one of only six U.S. cities to make the top 20. As Business Insider...
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Under Armour sues Inner Armour

May 7, 2014
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Under Armour sues Inner Armour

Baltimore-based sportswear titan Under Armour yesterday filed a trademark-infringement complaint in Maryland U.S. District Court against I A Nutrition, a Florida-based company that sells Inner Armour, a brand of nutritional supplements marketed to athletes. According to the complaint, I A Nutrition uses its Inner Armour brand name “prominently on apparel,” including in its advertising,...
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The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds’ annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

May 6, 2014
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The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds’ annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

The time has come for mid-Atlantic fans of the red knot, a migratory shore bird that is proposed for endangered status under the federal Endangered Species Act, to head out to watch the birds feed on horseshoe crab eggs and the like at their favorite Delmarva and Delaware Bay spots. During the species’ migration...
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Public service announced for Sam Holden

May 1, 2014
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Public service announced for Sam Holden

Tim Conder, friend and former Shineola bandmate of late Baltimore photographer Sam Holden, has organized a sunset memorial service for Holden at Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, to be held Sat., May 3, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. The event’s Facebook page explains the logistics: “When entering the Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, enter through the West...
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