| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Amid continued protests, the Baltimore City Council is set to give final approval Monday to more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for the massive Harbor Point development that the mayor calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity."
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:25 AM
City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review.
The Planning Commission would...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body.
The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday.
Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...