Saturday, May 11, 2013
The specified reason for the session is: "Potential transaction involving 110 Compromise Street and certain adjoining City Property."
The Annapolis City Council announced Friday a scheduled closed session for Monday evening to discuss the acquisition of property at 110 Compromise Street—the former home of Fawcett Boating Supplies. The council is allowed to close meetings to the public under Maryland State Law, sections 10-508 (a) (3) and (7) in order to consult with legal counsel and obtain advice on legal matters. The specified reason for the session is: "Potential transaction involving 110 Compromise Street and certain adjoining City Property," according to a press release from the city on Friday. The council is scheduled to convene in open session Monday, then immediately move to closed session at 5:30 p.m., according to the release. The former Fawcett building in …
Monday, May 6, 2013
City and state officials honored Kimbo's contributions to the city at a ceremony Saturday morning.
Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis was formally renamed in honor of a fixture of the area for nearly a half-century, Ethelda "Peggy" Kimbo. Kimbo, a lifelong Annapolitan, was a warm, familiar face to thousands who graced the old Little Campus Inn, a tavern that is now the home of Galway Bay. She died in 2011, and in March, the Annapolis City Council unanimously approved legislation to rename Maryland Avenue to Peggy Kimbo Way to celebrate her legacy. "Not only was Ms. Kimbo a favorite of students and others who frequented this long-favorite location on Maryland Ave., she was a mentor and source of support to African-American Midshipmen from the first day at the Academy. Her support and encouragement to the Academy Midshipmen earned her …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The old building is to be bought by investors, demolished and rebuilt to enhance downtown view.
The former Fawcett building in downtown Annapolis is scheduled to be sold and demolished by investors, but several legislative changes must be made before that can happen, the mayor said. The sale and destruction of the current building, which rests next to the so-called Ego Alley, would enhance the waterfront view of the city's docks by repositioning a new building on the property, as first reported by The Capital-Gazette. The group of investors includes Mark Ordan, the owner of the grocery chain that became Whole Foods; Paul Klaassen, Laura Linynsky and Edward Burnett, according to The Capital. Ordan would not disclose the exact amount of the proposed sale, said to be in the millions of dollars. Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen said the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen updates residents in his monthly video address.
In his monthly video address, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen talks about the following:
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Church Circle filled with more than 250 people who came to protest a demonstration against same-sex marriage by the Westboro Baptist Church.
More than 250 counter-protesters greeted four members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) with signs, church hymns and cookies in Annapolis on Wednesday morning. The WBC group came to Maryland's capital to protest at the Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Church Circle against same-sex marriage. Maryland voters upheld a law legalizing gay marriage in November, but the law took effect Tuesday. Since state offices were closed for New Year's Day, Wednesday was the first time couples could marry inside the courthouse. Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of church founder Fred Phelps, sang songs and shouted that God sent the shooter to Newtown, CT, as Annapolis police officers kept passersby moving along the sidewalk in front of the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Here's a look back at some of the biggest stories to hit Annapolis this year.
Business: Weather: Schools: Crime and Courts: Politics: Development: Arts:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The machine will be used regularly to remove gum stuck to downtown city streets.
Downtown Annapolis streets will soon be gum free, or so is the hope of city officials who spent $17,000 on a new "gum busting" machine. The GumBuster, a high temperature power washer, was unveiled on Tuesday as part of Mayor Josh Cohen's beautification process for downtown. "It may seem like a small thing; a little wad of used gum ... All this gum adds up when you literally have thousands of compressed gum wads," Cohen said. He thinks it detracts from the beauty of downtown. "This isn't just some nondescript development that was thrown up. The buildings here are authentic ... Our physical environment is part of our enduring appeal," Cohen said. "One of the core services of city government is making sure the physical environment is top-…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Alderman Mathew Silverman cited new responsibilities associated with his job at the Department of Justice as his reason.
Alderman Mathew Silverman (D-5th Ward) has resigned from office citing new responsibilities associated with his job at the Department of Justice. "My new position will require that I be on-call around-the-clock, ready for deployment at any time," Silverman wrote in a letter of resignation to Mayor Josh Cohen. "I am proud to have worked with such a talented group of individuals as that which makes up the Annapolis City Council." Silverman, 33, stated that these new duties could compromise the amount of time he had to devote to constituents. His resignation will be effective Dec. 2. "Mat's increased responsibilities at the Department of Justice are a testament to his work ethic and dedication," Cohen said in a press release. "I respect his …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Thanksgiving Argument Ends In Stabbing, Police Say A Thanksgiving argument between siblings ended when a 27-year-old woman stabbed her half-brother in the neck with a "large serving fork," according to Annapolis Police. Shenika Allsup, of Annapolis, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. No. 2—Mayor Supports Snowden Despite Marijuana Conviction Mayor Josh Cohen supports keeping Carl Snowden as chairman of the Housing Authority for the City of Annapolis despite Snowden's conviction for marijuana possession. A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury unanimously convicted Snowden of misdemeanor possession on Tuesday. No. 3—Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking Starts Thursday Annapolitans can park at …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch asked people around town what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Sure, there’s the turkey and pumpkin pie. And there’s football for sports fans and parades for the kids and early morning shopping for the deal-seekers. But Thanksgiving is also a day about reflection. It’s a day to stop and think about all the good in our lives. So we want to know: when all is said and done, what are you giving thanks for this year? It can be silly or sweet, simple or profound. We just want to hear it. What are you thankful for this year? Tell us in the comments.