| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:34 PM
A Baltimore City Council committee voted Tuesday 3-1 to approve a measure aimed at making it easier for council members to override a mayor's vetoes.
The bill sponsored by City Councilman Bill Henry would reduce the number of votes needed to override...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:53 PM
For three years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system. Accusations have flown. Legal battles have been waged. Millions in taxpayer dollars, both...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Visitors to popular Hampden restaurants, bars and shops this spring would find new parking limits on some local streets under a plan approved Monday by a divided Baltimore City Council.
The council voted 9-3 to create new restrictions around the Rotunda...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:50 PM
City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts.
Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 3:39 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to make bolstering small business a focus of Monday's State of the City speech, pledging more funding for the city's Small Business Resource Center and $1 million for an "innovation fund" to help small firms acquire...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 1:03 PM
With development booming in Baltimore, the city's property wealth grew by more than $1.3 billion last year — by far the fastest rate in Maryland.
But those gains have come with a cost: deep cuts in state aid to city schools.
The proposed state...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:59 PM
A proposal to limit parking outside homes near a major shopping center redevelopment in Hampden won preliminary approval in a tight vote by a divided Baltimore City Council Monday night.
The bill would create a resident-only parking zone in...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:11 PM
A two-time former head of the state's housing department has been named to take over the leadership of a major redevelopment effort in East Baltimore near Johns Hopkins Hospital, re-energizing efforts to bring homes to an area officials have been trying...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt objected Wednesday to the city's use of outside auditors, saying her office could do the reviews of municipal agencies for less money and with greater independence.
Her comments came as the Board of Estimates approved...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:56 PM
The city's Board of Finance approved $58.6 million in financing Monday for new homes, shops and other construction near the University of Maryland Biopark and the Edgar Allan Poe House — an area that has suffered from disinvestment and blight.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses.
So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...