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POLL:  Pulse on Crystal Spring Farm development

POLL: Pulse on Crystal Spring Farm development

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Development–specifically the Crystal Spring Farm project has been a hot topic for a while and cost former Mayor Josh Cohen his job. Current Mayor Mike Pantelides has been waffling on the project. Initially when he entered the race, he was for the project. When he realized that there were some voting Democrats that might support […]

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Annapolis City Snow Information

Annapolis City Snow Information

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that City Government offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 13, with Liberal Leave. Employees are permitted to use liberal leave but must contact their supervisors to coordinate staffing. Liberal Leave allows employees to take vacation hours without prior approval from their supervisor. The Office of Emergency Preparedness & Risk […]

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2 Shot In Violent Night In Annapolis

2 Shot In Violent Night In Annapolis

| January 21, 2014 | 8 Comments

Two men have been shot in Annapolis overnight.  Police have not yet issued a statement on either incident, but one shooting occurred in the Harbor House community along President Street in the City’s Eastport section and the other on Silopanna Road. Earlier this month, the Annapolis Police Department announced a new program to combat the […]

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Annapolis Receives Sustainable Designation

Annapolis Receives Sustainable Designation

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides announced that Annapolis is one of seventeen Maryland communities recently added to the list of Maryland’s Sustainable Communities, joining the statewide initiative to strengthen reinvestment and revitalization in Maryland’s older neighborhoods. “It is always good to know we are going above and beyond to make Annapolis better, but it is really […]

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Mallinoff Is Finalist For Monterey City Manager Position

Mallinoff Is Finalist For Monterey City Manager Position

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former City Manager Mike Mallinoff is on the move again and Eye On Annapolis has learned from a source that has spoken with Mallinoff and other Annapolis officials, that he is one of two finalists for the City Manager’s position in Monterey, CA, a city very similar to Annapolis. Mallinoff has been credited with helping […]

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Pantelides Issues Statement On Mallinoff Termination

Pantelides Issues Statement On Mallinoff Termination

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mayor Michael J. Pantelides announced that Michael Mallinoff has stepped down as City Manager. “Mr. Mallinoff has served the City and its citizens well,” Mayor Pantelides said.  “He leaves behind a legacy of bringing transparency to City government and its finances. I admire Mike and thank him for staying on to help the administration during the […]

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Longtime Planning & Zoning Director Arason Leaving City

Longtime Planning & Zoning Director Arason Leaving City

| January 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

One month to the day after being inaugurated, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides is dealing with  the first major shakeup in City management with the departure of City Planning & Zoning Director, Jon Arason. A source close to the situation has told Eye On Annapolis that Arason, the Annapolis City Director of Planning and Zoning was […]

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First Snow Of 2014 Brings Beauty To Annapolis

First Snow Of 2014 Brings Beauty To Annapolis

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis is a beautiful town at any time of the year. It becomes even more beautiful with a fresh fallen snow. But when the snow begins to fall at night, the City becomes magical. The first snow, a powdery one with big flakes, of 2014 came just after the New Year on January 2nd. All […]

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Annapolis To Lose Two Longtime Stores In January

Annapolis To Lose Two Longtime Stores In January

| December 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

CORRECTION:  The Annapolis Economic Development Corporation has advised that there are only 12 vacancies on Main Street currently.  We mis-interpreted the search engine on their site.  We regret the error. Note: the search engine displays ALL properties no matter if they are available or not. If the property shows “0 sf” that property is not […]

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Annapolis Reaches Agreements With 4 Unions

Annapolis Reaches Agreements With 4 Unions

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The City of Annapolis and its four employee unions have reached a historic 4-year agreement. These negotiations addressed the City’s unfunded liabilities, restoring full funding to the Police Fire Pension Plan and putting in place a solution for previously unfunded retiree healthcare. Under the agreements, Police and Fire employees and the City will increase contributions […]

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My Take On Crystal Spring

My Take On Crystal Spring

| October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Crystal Spring project is an enormous (by Annapolis standards) project, which, if approved, will have profound impacts on all of Annapolis and its residents, businesses, and visitors. The impacts include the environment, schools, jobs, tax base, commercial growth, senior living, traffic, and property rights; the issues are intertwined and complicated. For most of us, […]

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Some Annapolis Candidates Speak, Most Don’t

Some Annapolis Candidates Speak, Most Don’t

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last month, we sent a survey to every candidate running for office to see where they stood on different city issues–and some fun questions as well. They were all given the same questions and given two weeks to respond.  Of the 19 candidates, only 9 chose to respond. What was interesting is that all but […]

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Annapolis Announces Plans For Make A Difference Day

Annapolis Announces Plans For Make A Difference Day

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department invites community members to participate in the Nation’s 23rd annual “Make a Difference Day” by volunteering for the City’s fall GreenScape project on Saturday, October 26. “Make a Difference Day” is a national effort encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer in their community to improve the lives of others. […]

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Op-Ed: Mayor Cohen On Crystal Spring

Op-Ed: Mayor Cohen On Crystal Spring

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forest Drive Forest Drive at Hilltop Lane Having grown up in Annapolis in the 1970′s, I can remember when much of Forest Drive was, in fact, forest.  Over the years I’ve watched development change the character of the corridor as one property after another became a residential subdivision or a strip shopping center. These decades […]

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Annapolis Trains For Disaster Recovery

Annapolis Trains For Disaster Recovery

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Early this morning, the Emergency Operations Center deep below the Annapolis Police station was bussing with activity.  A hurricane (ala Sandy) had come ashore just north of Annapolis and created havoc throughout the city. There were more than 6,000 without electricity with many poles and wires down. Potable water was scarce and there was flooding […]

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Crystal Spring Offers Up Facts In Letter to Citizens

Crystal Spring Offers Up Facts In Letter to Citizens

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The City Dock Master Plan and 110 Compromise Street are not the only contentious development in Annapolis. Crystal Spring, a mixed community consisting of assisted senior living, retail, hotel and entertainment is working their way through the process of doing business in Annapolis. As is the norm for Annapolis, there are two factions surrounding Crystal […]

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22 File Official Protest Of Alderman Kirby’s Candidacy In Annapolis

22 File Official Protest Of Alderman Kirby’s Candidacy In Annapolis

| August 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

As we first reported, Ward Six Alderman Kenny Kirby’s candidacy to retain his seat has been challenged. In a letter addressed to the Board of Elections, a group of 22 residents of the Ward are asking the City to enforce the City Charter; specifically Title 2, Sec. 3(c) which states: Aldermen, except those first elected […]

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Top Myths Of 110 Compromise Street

Top Myths Of 110 Compromise Street

| August 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

When Mark Ordan proposed building a project at 110 Compromise Street, the former Fawcett’s property, there were a few renderings distributed to present a concept. Seemingly opposed to any new “concepts,” a group was formed to oppose the project; and Ordan and his investment group walked away from the project. The Mayor is trying to […]

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Injured Bodies Sought By City Of Annapolis

Injured Bodies Sought By City Of Annapolis

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness (EPARM) is coordinating its 4th Annual Citywide Preparedness Exercise to be held on Tuesday, August 20. During the exercise, the City works with local residents and businesses to maximize readiness and prepare for any threat that may impact the City.  The past three exercise scenarios included an […]

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Citizens Group To Challenge Kirby’s Candidacy

Citizens Group To Challenge Kirby’s Candidacy

| August 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Eye On Annapolis has learned that a citizens group in Ward Six will be challenging the candidacy of the sitting Alderman, Kenny Kirby if and when he files.  The group does not believe he meets the residency requirement to run for elected office. According to the City Charter, Article 2, Section 3: Sec. 3. – […]

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Save Annapolis: HPC Recommends Using Existing Zoning For Redevelopment

Save Annapolis: HPC Recommends Using Existing Zoning For Redevelopment

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to comments made in a letter to the Annapolis City Council, the Annapolis Historic Planning Commission recommends that rather than adjusting height and bulk limits as proposed in O-7-13, the City pursue development under existing zoning variances. From page 2 of letter HPC writes: “The HPC recommends that the Council not alter the zoning […]

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Letter To The Editor: Roger “Pip” Moyer–History Repeating Itself

Letter To The Editor: Roger “Pip” Moyer–History Repeating Itself

| July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Annapolis was an abandoned and dying town in the 1960’s when Annapolitans elected me Mayor.  Main Street shops were vacant as store owners moved to the new Mall in Parole.  Aldermen talked of paving the Harbor for parking.  They voted 6-2 to tear down the Market House, a move supported by the Editor of the Capital Newspaper. Into […]

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