Xerox subsidiary and Arizona firm set to operate speed camera program

The Pugh administration is set to award nearly $10 million to relaunch Baltimore’s problem-plagued speed and red light camera programs designed to catch errant drivers. American Traffic Solutions of Mesa, AZ., will be paid $5.4 million to operate the city’s speed cameras under a contract coming before the Board of Estimates on Wednesday, according to the board’s agenda. (Brew)

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Barron Trump to attend private St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland this fall

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will attend the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., this fall after he moves from New York to Washington with his mother. Barron Trump is finishing out the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. (Wash. Post)

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Washington County to host USA Cycling's Amateur Road National Championships

Washington County has been selected as the host site for USA Cycling's 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships, local tourism officials announced Monday. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 26 to July 29. "We are excited to have our 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships in Hagerstown, within driving distance for many members of our road cycling community," Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling vice president of operations, said in a news release. (Herald-Mail)

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Anne Arundel County Council rejects second stab at cluster development reform

The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night voted down a bill aimed at reforming cluster development regulations for a second time this year. Council members rejected Bill 27-17, which would have blocked the county's planning and zoning officer from granting modifications to the forest conservation and open space requirements for cluster developments, by a 5-2 vote. (Capital)

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Carroll commissioners hold public hearing for FY18 budget

Carroll's Board of County Commissioners held its final meeting for community comment regarding the proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2018 at a public hearing Monday evening. Following this meeting, the budget now moves to the final stage before its approval by May 31. Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, was absent from the meeting. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Mr. Trash Wheel celebrates 3rd birthday with cake made of — you guessed it — trash

With birthdays most often come birthday cake, and Mr. Trash Wheel’s anniversary is no exception. Students from Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School and Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative, the wheel’s parent organization, celebrated Mr. Trash Wheel’s third birthday Monday with a party in the Inner Harbor, complete with live music and disposable delicacies. (Balt. Sun)

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May 15 // Pugh backs calls for multimillion investment in affordable housing in Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh publicly backed advocates' calls Saturday for her administration to issue $40 million in bonds annually for affordable housing and deconstruction projects — a move activists say would cut down on the problems of joblessness and homelessness. About 200 people rallied at Baltimore's War Memorial Building in favor of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable's "20/20 Campaign," which calls for the city to dedicate $20 million in public bonds to an affordable-housing trust fund each year and $20 million in public bonds annually to take down vacant homes and fund projects that create green space. (Balt. Sun)

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Md. attorney general seeks court order to force judge to decide Purple Line case

Maryland’s attorney general asked an appellate court Friday to require a federal judge to decide a lawsuit blocking construction of the state’s planned Purple Line, saying court delays have “brought this project to the brink of cancellation.” The petition for a “writ of mandamus” asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to require that U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon rule on a government motion to dismiss the 2014 lawsuit filed by Purple Line opponents. If there is no ruling by June 1, the state won’t have enough money to continue pre-construction work, according to the petition filed by lawyers for Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D). At that point, the petition says, the state “likely” would direct contractors to stop design and engineering work on the light-rail project. (Wash. Post)

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