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Annapolis Council confirms City Manager, City Attorney

Annapolis Council confirms City Manager, City Attorney

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the Annapolis City Council voted unanimously to confirm both Thomas C. Andrews as City Manager and Michael G. Leahy as City Attorney at tonight’s Special City Council Meeting. Mr. Andrews has more than 40 years of government management experience with demonstrated expertise in Strategic Planning, Operations Analysis, Intergovernmental Relations, Environmental […]

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Annapolis Maritime Antiques grand opening

Annapolis Maritime Antiques grand opening

| September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join Annapolis Maritime Antiques (2nd and Severn) for their Grand Opening Ceremony and Party on Friday September 26th from 3 PM to 6 PM. Beer, Wine, Hotdogs and Burgers… plus 10% off merchandise during the event! In the heart of Eastport! The daughter of R.B. Derickson will be presented with her father’s Naval Officer’s bicorn hat […]

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Arnett, Budge want City to buy Fawcetts for $4.5 million

Arnett, Budge want City to buy Fawcetts for $4.5 million

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

In the ongoing saga of the Fawcett property, Aldermen Joe Budge and Ross Arnett want the City to purchase the property for $4.5 million; the property is assessed at $3.2 million. Budge and Arnett are introducing the legislation this evening and will be presenting a letter of intent from the sellers outlining the payments which […]

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Pantelides nominates controversial City Manager

Pantelides nominates controversial City Manager

| September 18, 2014 | 9 Comments

UPDATE: Eye On Annapolis spoke to Tom Andrews this evening and he offered his explanation of the circumstances surrounding the lawsuit in Georgia. You can read that information here.  NOTE:  Some of the dates in the original article were inaccurate and some areas needed clarification.  To make it clear, we will be striking out incorrect info […]

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City law office loses key person to Berwyn Heights

City law office loses key person to Berwyn Heights

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Jessica Cowles, a familiar face at the City Council meetings will be leaving the City for good on September 30th and submitted her resignation this afternoon. Cowles is the City’s legislative and policy analyst and works hand in hand with the Acting City Attorney in crafting the documents and policy that will eventually become law […]

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Alex Cortright: Thank you

Alex Cortright: Thank you

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Tuesday,  the morning commute for many was a little off. Alex Cortright, the morning jock for WRNR 103.1 had broadcast his final show for the station on Monday. As many listeners know, Eye On Annapolis has worked with Alex on Friday mornings for several years highlighting the weekend happenings in and around town–despite only […]

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Green Party takes issue with Crystal Springs commentary

Green Party takes issue with Crystal Springs commentary

| August 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week, the Anne Arundel Green Party delivered letters to the office of Mayor Pantelides and to each of the City Council members in regards to a false allegation made by the developers of the Crystal Springs project in an August 5th, 2014 blog posting.  In the statement published by Crystal Springs, the Green Party was […]

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Oh My Darling opens on Maryland Avenue

Oh My Darling opens on Maryland Avenue

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides is pleased to welcome Oh My Darling Consignment Boutique to Annapolis. Oh My Darling, located at 47 Maryland Avenue, is a high-end consignment boutique offering women’s designer clothing for cost-conscious shoppers in Annapolis. “This unique type of shop caters to the unique needs of our population,” said Mayor Pantelides. “Maryland Avenue […]

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Cha Cha Chicken opens on Forest Drive in Annapolis

Cha Cha Chicken opens on Forest Drive in Annapolis

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides is pleased to welcome Cha Cha Chicken to Annapolis. Cha Cha Chicken, home of authentic Peruvian charcoal broiled rotisserie chicken, features all natural chicken that is marinated and charcoal broiled every 45 minutes. “The atmosphere is festive and offers an opportunity to feel like you are in Peru without having to leave the […]

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Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 2013 was likely a fluke.  While it can be argued that Annapolis is a firmly Democrat leaning town and former Mayor Cohen simply ran a poor campaign, one cannot overlook what has transpired, or not transpired, since Mayor Michael Pantelides took the reins of the City of Annapolis in December. In the purest terms, Pantelides […]

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Ravens pep rally gears up for Monday’s practice

Ravens pep rally gears up for Monday’s practice

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders and Poe, the team’s mascot descended on City Dock in Annapolis this morning to celebrate Ravens Day in Annapolis.  Mayor Pantelides presented a proclamation naming July 31, 2014 Ravens Day in Annapolis. The cheerleaders and Poe remained on hand for a little to sign autographs and pose for pictures. All images © […]

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Mayor Pantelides hosts Twitter Town Hall

Mayor Pantelides hosts Twitter Town Hall

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor, Michael Pantelides, hosted a Twitter Town Hall session this morning from 10am to 11am. Residents who were on  Twitter could ask the Mayor a question on any topic. This is an additional outreach of his office beyond the 10 minute appointments which are available monthly for residents. Below are the questions asked, in […]

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Snowden retains seat as Chair of HACA for now

Snowden retains seat as Chair of HACA for now

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Last night, the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis made their quarterly report to the City Council.  The report itself was not much different than the pst ones–the organization is plodding along and meeting Federal requirements. But Carl Snowden Chairman of HACA , took about 20 minutes before the report to lambaste Mayor Pantelides […]

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Annapolis Police under fire for photographing black teens

Annapolis Police under fire for photographing black teens

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

After two men were attacked on July 21st, the Annapolis Police Department began investigating to solve the crime. The suspects were “5-7 black teenagers.” In their efforts to solve the crime, residents of Clay Street claim that the police are stopping and photographing their children and are alleging racial profiling. Chief of Police, Michael Pristoop, […]

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Annapolis breaks ground on new water plant

Annapolis breaks ground on new water plant

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the City of Annapolis broke ground this week on its new $35 million Water Treatment Plant project, the largest construction project in the City’s history, updating aging infrastructure with a new state-of-the-art facility. “I am so impressed with this facility and applaud the fact it showcases environmental efficiencies, increased cost […]

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Annapolis once again without a City Manager

Annapolis once again without a City Manager

| July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Brian Woodward will step down as Acting City Manager, effective July 30, and has also submitted his letter of resignation as the City’s Recreation and Parks Director.   Mr. Woodward cited heath issues as his reason for leaving the City. “I have asked Mr. Woodward, and he has agreed, to […]

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Annapolis Economic Development Corp to dissolve, City Manager to handle tasks

Annapolis Economic Development Corp to dissolve, City Manager to handle tasks

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides and Annapolis Economic Development Corporation Chairman Dr. Reza Jafari announce the Annapolis Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) will dissolve and the functions of the corporation will be housed under the City Manager. On June 16, the Annapolis City Council voted 6-3 to move the corporation’s function to the City Manager’s office, under […]

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OPINION: While Annapolis sleeps, another business leaves

OPINION: While Annapolis sleeps, another business leaves

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday, The Capital reported that the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) would leave their longtime headquarters for smaller space in Baltimore City. Apparently this was surprise to everyone in Annapolis, but a poorly kept secret outside the City. According to The Capital MAIF discussed a possible move with the Anne Arundel County Economic Development […]

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Annapolis recognizes legacy businesses

Annapolis recognizes legacy businesses

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of National Preservation Month, Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) President Steve Samaras announce the 2014 Legacy Business Awards Ceremony. The third annual MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) Legacy Business Awards took take place on May 28 at the Calvert House, Historic Inns of Annapolis. The awards recognize the businesses’ commitment to: […]

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Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Acting City Attorney, Timothy Murnane has resigned. Murnane was appointed by newly-elected Mayor Michael Pantelides and faced consternation from the City Council almost from the first day. From sources in the City, Murnane was a divisive force in City Hall and often was seen as encroaching on the duties of other senior staff. The City […]

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Annapolis maintains AA+ bond rating

Annapolis maintains AA+ bond rating

| May 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the City maintained their AA+ rating from Fitch rating agency and the outlook was upgraded to Stable. Fitch affirmed the AA+ rating and revised the outlook from Negative to Stable, citing continued management action to improve the city’s structural position, enhanced revenues, decreased spending, and execution of its plan […]

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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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