Monthly Archives: August 2012

The sham board of estimates, Baltimore leaders in Ocean City, and a weekend event

Blogger Yakov Shafranovich posted his thoughts on reforming the Baltimore board of estimates here. The Sun also published a board of estimates related letter of his. Today’s Baltimore Brew contained an article about how Rikki Spector and Helen Holton are … Continue reading

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Councilman Nick Mosby’s auditing email to constituents

Councilman Nick Mosby sent out the following email with his opinions on the auditing of Baltimore. It is refreshing to have a councilman who takes the time to send a detailed email to his constituents about an important subject. You … Continue reading

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Young people of Baltimore complain about Paul Ryan on Facebook while old people vote for Pete Welch and Warren Branch

If you live in Baltimore and you have a Facebook account you are probably familiar with a couple of local phenomena. On Facebook when there is a major national political debate that the mainstream media mindlessly covers every young person … Continue reading

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Former Senator owner Tom Kiefaber has been arrested and is at central booking

North Baltimore Patch story here. Sun story here. The Following was left on my Facebook page: “Update from FOTS Managing Director Laura Perkins: “Former Senator owner Tom Kiefaber just called me from Central Booking. He has been arrested under a … Continue reading

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Crime in Maryland report

I found this link to a detailed Maryland crime report on Justin Fenton’s Twitter feed. The report breaks down crime on a county by county basis. It also breaks the statistics down a few other ways. You really should look … Continue reading

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Gambling email from Bill Ferguson

I am on State Senator Bill Ferguson’s email list so I received the following email this morning. You have to give him credit for asking his constituents what they think about this important issue (slots). How many other local elected … Continue reading

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Comptroller Franchot and I agree on slots

Check out this slots article from today’ Baltimore Business Journal. “It should not be ignored, Franchot said, that there is a “very real possibility” three casinos within an hour’s drive of another would “cannibalize” the venues and “jeopardize the viability … Continue reading

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