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Harrison contract includes $275K salary, 3 percent raises and housing allowance

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Incoming Baltimore Police Commissioner and former New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison. Photo via NOPD/Twitter.

If confirmed by the Baltimore City Council, incoming commissioner Michael Harrison would have a five-year contract for $275,000 per year, plus minimum annual raises of 3 percent, to run the Baltimore Police Department.

Horseshoe Casino squeaks out a revenue increase to start 2019

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Photo via Horseshoe Casino/Facebook

Baltimore’s lone casino has started 2019 with a welcome, if rare revenue bump from one year earlier, as statewide casino revenues climbed 7 percent overall.

Man charged with shooting UMD medical school employee told police they had dated

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The outside of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Image via Google Street View.

A Hollins Market man arrested for allegedly shooting a University of Maryland School of Medicine employee told investigators yesterday that he and the victim had been in a relationship and that he wanted him dead, according to charging documents.

Michael Harrison’s proposed $275K salary would be a big bump from his pay in New Orleans

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Incoming Baltimore Police Commissioner and former New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison. Photo via NOPD/Twitter.

With the approval of Baltimore’s spending board this Wednesday, as well as a confirmation vote from the Baltimore City Council in March, Baltimore’s incoming police commissioner would rake in $275,000 a year in salary.

Baltimore-area auto dealer donating SUV to Ceasefire’s Erricka Bridgeford

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Erricka Bridgeford talking car troubles and her work with Baltimore Ceasefire. Still via YouTube/MovingStories LLC

Erricka Bridgeford, the community mediator and force of nature behind a grassroots movement to disrupt the city’s cycle of street violence, is set to receive some much-deserved help in the form of some wheels.

Commissioner-Designate Harrison will have community meetings in every police district this month

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Image via the New Orleans Police Department

Baltimore Police Commissioner-Designate Michael S. Harrison will participate in nine community meetings–one in every police district–starting on Feb. 11, weeks before the city council is scheduled to consider his candidacy, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office announced today.

UMD School of Medicine employee shot outside hospital, suspect arrested

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The outside of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Image via Google Street View.

Police this morning arrested a man allegedly found with a handgun blocks away from where a University of Maryland School of Medicine employee was critically wounded in a shooting.

Despite outcry, DOT still seeks to vastly trim spending, plans for bike infrastructure

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Weeks after cycling and multi-modal transit advocates objected vehemently to the news the Baltimore Department of Transportation plans to allocate zero new dollars for bike lane projects in fiscal 2020, and far less than originally planned for the next couple years, DOT appears to be sticking to its guns.

As Baltimore senator seeks to end water bill-related tax sales, new data highlight prevalent debt issues

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As Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration seeks to alter a bill that would forever end Baltimore’s practice of selling homes’ water-bill debts, advocates have stumbled across data they say point to the city’s over-reliance on the tax sale process.

Hopkins releases draft of police bill, and critics already have concerns

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Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

Johns Hopkins University today released a draft of the Maryland General Assembly bill that would give the college its own police force, with officers patrolling properties owned or leased by the school and the department answering to an accountability board made up of students, faculty, staff and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the three main campuses.

According to the text of the bill, officers would have “primary responsibility” for theft, burglary and motor vehicle taking, all Category 1 offenses under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.

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