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    Finance Director Henry Raymond promised that five agency audits would be completed in 2015 in this November 12, 2014 press conference with the mayor.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    EXCLUSIVE: The Brew has learned that two of the three agency audits due yesterday have been delayed for two weeks. Again, a public promise for transparency has not been met. Response so far from the Rawlings-Blake administration: silence.

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  • Protester leaves after sheriff tells them he cannot be in front of courthouse

    Protester, ejected from sidewalk by sheriff’s deputies, walks past media gathered for trial of Officer William Porter.

    Photo by: Fern Shen

    On the first day of the first trial of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, jury selection went on largely behind closed doors. Outside, sheriff’s deputies tried to keep protesters and a cameraman away from the courthouse. And the media took a beating on Twitter.

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    Even over the Thanksgiving weekend, traffic was brisk along Key Highway at the Light Street intersection.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    It has been a long time coming and construction is still (fingers crossed) a year away. It’s the “gateway” project to rebuild an Inner Harbor intersection known for speeding cars and often confused drivers. The rebuild will be modest – nothing like the initial plan of 2012.

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    A federal probe of bribery and corruption at Baltimore landfills continues to net guilty pleas.

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    They were organized, they were brazen, and they stole scrap metal and gave and took bribes for well over a decade, federal prosecutors have charged. Today’s guilty plea involves a 32-year-old who says he started his illegal activities immediately after taking a laborer’s job with the Department of Public Works in 2005.

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A new date, December 3, for a public hearing on changes to Liquor Board regulations comes after some community members cry foul.

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  • December 15, 2014

    •   “Ha ha, so not a surprise.” “Shocking…not!!” We get applause but also the occasional eye-roll these days for our accountability reporting – like last week’s piece about how tax cuts promised by the mayor as a selling point for Horseshoe Baltimore probably won’t happen, thanks to the casino’s lower-than-expected revenues. We get where the […]