| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles.
A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Efforts have begun in Baltimore to prepare the city's workforce for about 1,700 jobs that are expected to arrive with the late-summer opening of the Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street.
City Councilman Carl Stokes will host a jobs fair with Horseshoe...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration took a step Wednesday toward launching a new speed camera system as officials hired a consultant to assess up to 50 possible sites — over the objections of the City Council president.
The Board of Estimates, which...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a new explanation Wednesday for why her administration never acted on the results of an audit that found a high error rate for city speed camera tickets: The national engineering firm the city hired was "not...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
As a rule, nobody likes to be audited. Not private companies, not government agencies and certainly not ordinary taxpayers. It's inconvenient, it's time-consuming, and for many of us, it's a bit insulting, implying as it does that we have done something...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:22 PM
An unusual thing happened as a series of shootings rocked Baltimore: People took notice, got organized and hit the streets to show their outrage.
In a city where the toll of violence is seldom met with palpable anger, a recent stretch that saw more than...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
"Council members Carl Stokes, Sharon Green Middleton and Bill Henry voted against the deal," writes The Sun in its article reporting the City Council's decision to help finance the upscale Harbor Point development ("Harbor Point bonds gets OK," Aug. 13)....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
In return for the promise to bring another 650 jobs to Baltimore, city leaders are poised on Wednesday to give financial services giant Morgan Stanley more time to meet the terms of a $3.25 million loan forgiveness program.
The Board of Estimates vote...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:16 AM
A new partnership led by Johns Hopkins University to help struggling communities in north Baltimore is already paying big dividends — $1.6 million to renovate Barclay and Margaret Brent elementary/middle schools in Charles Village.
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...