| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:18 PM
For years, the vacant Columbus School on a busy corner of East North Avenue appeared to be nothing more than a giant planter. Leafy tree branches stuck out over the top of the historic red-brick walls, making it seem like the school's only future...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal.
Proponents of the $1...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Surrounded by farmland at an Iowa facility for troubled youths, Gervontae Burgess' circumstances could hardly have been more different from those in his violent Baltimore neighborhood. Brad Knight, Burgess' football coach, remembers a bright young man...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:09 PM
The chairman of the City Council's taxation committee says he'll hold a hearing on $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development now that he's received documents outlining the case for the funding.
Last week, Councilman...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:38 PM
The $1 billion Harbor Point development would reap a profit of $124 million for its investors without government financing to pay for its infrastructure, according to recently released city documents.
That may seem like a huge payoff, but it's not...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years.
They said they were mad at city leaders for giving...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:28 PM
An alarming rise in summer violence continued Thursday, as the past week's death toll rose to 12 in Baltimore and politicians began sniping over blame.
City police announced arrests — including men charged in previous violence — even as...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events.
Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Congratulations to City Council members Carl Stokes and Nick Mosby for forcefully questioning the proposed $107 million in taxpayer assistance for a major waterfront development ("Harbor Point tax deal challenged," June 3).
After four decades of working...