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Annapolis Mayor Responds To Eastport Residents’ Safety Concerns

Annapolis Mayor Responds To Eastport Residents’ Safety Concerns

| September 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

In response to the recent calls for more security at the Eastport Community Center during the election, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen has called a meeting of residents. From an email received by a few Eastport residents: RECALLED: We were advised that this meeting was not a public meeting for residents who were concerned but for […]

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City To Temporarily Boot Employees From Hillman Garage

City To Temporarily Boot Employees From Hillman Garage

| May 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is moving City employees out of Hillman Garage during USNA Graduation, Parents Weekend and for the Power and Sail Boat Shows to free up spots for visitors during the high-profile events. All employees, except those with a State-issued handicapped license plate or hang tag who have parking privileges in the Hillman Garage, will be required […]

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City Police & Fire Commission Seeks $8.3 Million From City

City Police & Fire Commission Seeks $8.3 Million From City

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a February 13, 2012 letter to the City Council, the Chairman of the Annapolis City Police & Fire Retirement Commission is asking the City to meet its obligations to the pension fund by making a onetime contribution of 8.3 million dollars to bring it up to a “normal” level. The lion’s share of the […]

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Annapolis City Hall To Be Renovated

Annapolis City Hall To Be Renovated

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Annapolis City spokesman, Phill McGowan, City Hall will be undergoing a “major renovation” in the coming months. The Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs (DNEP), which is currently on the second floor of City Hall (same floor as the Council Chambers) will be moved to 145 Gorman Street to better work with Planning […]

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Cohen Appoints Two

Cohen Appoints Two

| March 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

The City of Annapolis has confirmed two recent Mayoral appointments.  Both Michelle LeFurge and Eugene Peterson will be working in the Mayor’s office. We reported on Peterson’s hiring several weeks ago. Both LeFurge and Peterson were key members of the Zina Pierre campaign with LeFurge serving as Campaign Manager and Peterson serving as Treasurer. According […]

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Too Valuable To Fire?

Too Valuable To Fire?

| June 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ward 8 Alderman Ross Arnett feels that the Director of Finance is “way to valuable to fire.” Yesterday, during a press conference regarding the $150,000 theft from City Hall, this same Director of Finance admitted that he was not sure if the money was in the vault before he locked it and that it did […]

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Mayor Addresses $150,000 Theft (AUDIO)

Mayor Addresses $150,000 Theft (AUDIO)

| June 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

This is the audio of Mayor Josh Cohen’s press conference this afternoon addressing the $150,000 theft from City Hall. In addition to the Mayor, Tim Elliott (Director of Finance) and Chief Pristoop (Chief of Police) address the room. The City does not have any suspect at this time and it appears that the vault area […]

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So, Mr. Mayor, What Now?

So, Mr. Mayor, What Now?

| June 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

The last time I was in City Hall, the finance department was located right below the Mayor’s office, so this $150,000 was stolen literally right from under the Mayor’s nose! When you campaigned, your mission was to make Annapolis the best run city in the state of Maryland. Apparently some of those in your administration […]

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Level II Snow Warning For Annapolis

Level II Snow Warning For Annapolis

| January 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mayor Issues Tweet Annapolis Mayor, Josh Cohen just issued a Tweet: Level II Snow Emergency in effect at 6 p.m. today. This means that residents must remove vehicles from designated Snow Emergency Routes. And from the City’s Website: Level II Storm Policy in Effect Based on the latest forecast, the city should receive 4 to […]

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The Curious Case Of Mr. Smith

The Curious Case Of Mr. Smith

| December 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Qualifications Questioned It seems that the Executive Director of the International city/Council Management Association (ICMA) wants to be very clear that the newly appointed Chief Administrative Officer, Doug Smith, is not credentialed by the organization, nor does he appear to be in the process as reported in The Capital on December 5, 2009. Anyone who […]

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Maryland Prepares For Major Snow

Maryland Prepares For Major Snow

| December 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Prepares For Major Overtime The area is bracing for a major snowstorm. All of the weather-guessers are excited and trying to outguess the other one. They are even starting to lay pre-blame for a botched forecast. This morning, we heard ranges from 2″ to 4″ up to 12″ to 18″ with a disclaimer that […]

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Six Jobs=$22,000

Six Jobs=$22,000

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Fuzzy Math The Capital (scroll down, last story) is reporting that the six jobs eliminated by Mayor Cohen have saved the City $22,000. Hardly the drastic change anyone was expecting.

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Update On Cohen’s Ax

Update On Cohen’s Ax

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mayor Sort Of Clarifies Cuts The Mayor’s Office just released an update to the press release of yesterday.  Today, it indicates that there were six positions eliminated. They also eliminated an Assistant Public Information Officer. Cohen’s office is now claiming that the only two vacant positions were the Chief Information Officer and the Special Assistant […]

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Cohen Announces Team

Cohen Announces Team

| December 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Core Adminitstration Team Names Released In a 10:00am press conference this morning, incoming Mayor-Elect Joshua J. Cohen announced several members of his administration which he has dubbed his “Core Administration Team”. If nothing else, some of these appointments prove the adage “politics makes strange bedfellows.” Cohen had pledged to change the way business was done […]

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Annapolis Election Recap

Annapolis Election Recap

| November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

A New Regime Set To Take Reins At City Hall Well, as was to be expected, 68% of the voters in Annapolis did not bother to turn out and vote. How disappointing. Even more so when you consider that close to 100% of the voters were clamoring for change–any change–at City Hall!  Wake up Annapolis, […]

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Trudy McFall Responds

Trudy McFall Responds

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

McFall Responds To Negative Site The following statement was just released from the McFall campaign: I have run a campaign promising real reform at City Hall and an end to the status quo.  This anonymous website, with its smear tactics, is clearly an attempt to defeat me and protect the status quo. These tactics are […]

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