| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:44 PM
A jazz band, heated tent and rows of white chairs gave the Harbor Point construction site the air of a wedding Wednesday as the project was praised as a model for turning an industrial site to new use.
The redevelopment of the 27-acre waterfront property...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:03 PM
Should Baltimore's school police officers be allowed to carry guns in schools?
The issue brought several passionate groups together at a public hearing at city school headquarters Tuesday night. But in debating how far the district should go to...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, turned out Monday to remember longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center.
During a four-hour ceremony, more...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:50 PM
City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts.
Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Baltimore should equip 100 police officers with body cameras in a six-month, $1.4 million pilot program before expanding their use citywide, a mayoral task force recommended Wednesday.
In releasing its report, the task force said the cameras would...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:13 AM
As a mayoral task force prepares to release recommendations about police body cameras, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pledging to launch a program in Baltimore by year’s end.
“We will have a body camera program — at least a pilot...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:28 PM
Frank M. Conaway Sr., a resilient and colorful politician who was the longtime clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, has died in his sleep at his Northwest Baltimore home at age 81.
He was found unresponsive Sunday morning, said Hassan Giordano,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Chronic understaffing of Baltimore paramedics led to a massive spike in overtime pay — with some paramedics working more than 2,000 hours of overtime last year and earning more than six figures, city officials acknowledge.
That has led city...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Transparency was at the center of a City Hall debate last week, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city leaders squabbled over notifications about alleged police misconduct.
As the city spending board prepared to vote on a $150,000 settlement...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is right about this much: The fact that a police officer had been the defendant in a previous misconduct case for which the city paid a $100,000 settlement should not have influenced the Board of Estimates...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Two lawmakers pressing for state legislation to crack down on police misconduct called Wednesday for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to inform the city spending board when officers repeatedly face brutality allegations in lawsuits.
"The more the people...