| Apr 28, 2015
| 1:06 AM
“All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray.” Freddie Gray died on Sunday, April 19, a week after police took him into custody in Sandtown-Winchester’s Gilmor Homes. As news spread throughout the neighborhood and the city,...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 8:42 AM
When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson attended undergrad school at Harvard University, she met a classmate with a wry sense of humor and a demeanor described by Freeman-Wilson as "unflappable."
Freeman-Wilson soon became close friends with Loretta Lynch...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:04 PM
The Baltimore Board of Finance approved $58.3 million in public financing Monday for a long-stalled development in Poppleton, pushing forward a plan to use a tool associated with high-profile Inner Harbor projects to spur largely residential development...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott's bill seeking health grades for Baltimore restaurants was languishing in committee, partly because not enough members showed up to vote. Councilman William "Pete" Welch was a persistent no-show.
When the measure finally...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Here in Baltimore, where guns are used to shoot people pretty much every day, controlling the availability of firearms is perhaps seen as a fundamental public-health priority. Not so elsewhere in this country, though. Pew Research Center has been tracking...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew...
| 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...