| 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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:24 AM
In the first month of Baltimore's tough new youth curfew, about four kids a night were picked up by police — a smaller-than-expected number that supporters say shows the law is working.
City officials say the figures — which show that police...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets.
A police surveillance camera operator...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Concerns about Baltimore selling its water system to a private company will be vetted at a City Council hearing at 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Councilman Carl Stokes said while Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has stressed that there are no plans to...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I stand with those who rallied to keep public water in public hands and applaud Councilman Carl Stokes for calling for a hearing ("Hearing scheduled for concerns on city water system privatization," Oct. 27). Baltimore should not enter into a contract...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Burned-out rowhouses on East Preston Street, charred by a wind-swept fire Sunday, were outfitted Monday with new plywood coverings over downstairs windows and doors.
Normally, such boards are evidence of a neighborhood in decline in Baltimore. But...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously approved Federal Hill Neighborhood Association President Eric T. Costello to fill a vacant seat, but several members expressed concern over a process they said lacked true community involvement.