| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
The committee tasked with filing a vacant City Council seat listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates with a wide range of experiences.
But when it came time to debate their relative merits, there was little...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Nine candidates on Monday called the selection process to chose a new City Council member for Baltimore’s 11th District an “insult” — and demanded a new vote.
In a letter sent to the members of the City Council, nine of 14...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat.
A committee of community leaders, appointed by Young,...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone.
But Harwood residents see it as...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:14 PM
City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore.
In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....