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10 Places We’d Like to Take Rahm Emanuel to Drink

June 17, 2011
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10 Places We’d Like to Take Rahm Emanuel to Drink

We here at Baltimore’s Most Convivial Alternative Weekly love us our mayors. We love them when they’re gone. We love them when they secure that all important third-grader support for their gubernatorial campaign. Hell, we even love them when they perp walk–uh, celebrate their achievements. But we have to admit we’re really feeling some...
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Baltimore, Where’s the Recovery Money?

December 6, 2010
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Baltimore, Where’s the Recovery Money?

The federal stimulus program has lavished nearly $1 billion on Baltimore City, and until a year ago, anyone could easily see where the money was being spent. But since February the city has been mum about where the money is going, according to a state watchdog group. “It’s a mystery to me,” says Neil...
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John Waters on Sheila Dixon’s Conviction

December 2, 2009
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Our fellow alt-weekly Washington City Paper just put up an online Q&A with Baltimore’s own John Waters to coincide with his (now sold out) Dec. 17 spoken-word performance at the Birchmere in suburban Virgina. Questioner Mike Riggs leads with the question du jour and asks Waters about freshly convicted Mayor Sheila Dixon. He answers,...
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Maryland Science Center brings electric car rentals to Baltimore

June 24, 2009
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Maryland Science Center brings electric car rentals to Baltimore

Mayor Sheila Dixon talks up the electric Maya 300 at the Maryland Science Center | Image by Chris Landers A fleet of electric cars buzzed their way to the Maryland Science Center this week. Lime green, with zero-emission motors, the cars will be offered for rental and ride share in the coming months. For...
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City Hall Filmmaker Pulls Plug On Web Sites After Business Partner’s Indictment On Drug Trafficking Charges

September 5, 2008
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Los Angeles-based filmmaker LaVern Whitt, producer of the Women in Power documentary about Baltimore’s top elected officials reacted to the recent federal drug trafficking indictment of her business partner Lawrence Schaffner “Lorenzo” Reeves by taking down websites devoted to her various endeavors. Whitt is partnered with Reeves on an educational project called Hollywood in...
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The Hollywood Connection: Federal Drug Indictment Snares City Hall Filmmaker’s Business Partner

August 29, 2008
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On Aug. 28 a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted three men on drug-trafficking charges, including a business partner of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lavern Whitt, producer of a documentary about the four women who hold the highest elected offices in Baltimore City. Whitt is also the founder of Hollywood in a Bottle, an educational...
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OK, So The Mayor Had an Affair–But Who’s That Other Guy?

July 11, 2008
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The headline was a lackluster “Dixon Gifts Probed,” but it could have as well read, “Dixon Admits Affair With City Contractor.” The Sun‘s exclusive-with excerpts from a 46-page affidavit in support of search warrants-put some meat on the bones of a story the paper broke two years ago, when it first noticed that Dixon,...
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Investigators at Dixon’s Door

June 17, 2008
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The investigators are at Mayor Sheila Dixon’s door–literally. This morning, it was reported in multiple local news outlets, including at WBAL.com and baltimoresun.com, that investigators from the State Prosecutor’s office and the state police were at Dixon’s home first thing this morning. Not surprisingly, no one’s talking to the media about the investigation yet,...
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Where’s Anthony?

November 20, 2007
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Where’s Anthony?

McCarthy As of right now (Wednesday, Nov. 21), nobody (save some Baltimore County cops and, apparently, Mayor Sheila Dixon) knows just exactly what “inappropriate behavior” Dixon spokesman Anthony McCarthy has been accused of. But the signals are all bad. As of today, McCarthy’s face has been wiped from Dixon’s on-line cabinet. This seems significant....
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The Count: Addressing The Mayor’s Money

November 13, 2007
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The Count: Addressing The Mayor’s Money

Now that Sheila Dixon is the duly elected mayor of Baltimore, the time is ripe to see how she pulled off her hands-down victory. The money raised and spent on her campaign between Jan. 18 and Oct. 24 is available online, and the question is: How best to analyze the data? Something that happened...
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The Count: Sheila Dixon

August 7, 2007
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The Count: Sheila Dixon

Incumbent mayors run for re-election in Baltimore the same way they do everywhere else: by using friends’ money and resources to try to make magic happen. And it usually works. William Donald Schaefer in the 1970s and ’80s had an unstoppable electoral machine, and it propelled him to the governor’s office in 1986. Kurt...
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Sheila Dixon’s Civics Lesson

April 4, 2006
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Sheila Dixon’s Civics Lesson

Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon announced last week that “Dixon Day,” a two-hour event, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center, 3600 W. Mulberry St. The event, which will feature Dixon talking to city residents, is “is really an effort to...
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