| 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.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Amid continued protests, the Baltimore City Council is set to give final approval Monday to more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for the massive Harbor Point development that the mayor calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity."
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are...
| 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...