| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Supporters of a proposed law to help more ex-convicts land jobs in Baltimore scored a victory Monday when they fended off efforts by the business community to block the measure indefinitely.
The protracted debate over the so-called "Ban the Box"...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:12 PM
When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location.
As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Looking to create more interaction between baseball players from Baltimore City public and private schools, organizers of the President's Cup have changed the event's format, eschewing a 16-team public vs. private tournament in favor of a single East vs....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said.
The plan includes the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Two of Baltimore's top elected officials objected Wednesday to the administration's plan for choosing outside auditors to monitor large agencies, such as police and public works.
Officials with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration told the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:52 PM
With a few legislative victories already in hand, Laurie Weishorn will sit down before the entire Baltimore delegation in Annapolis on Friday morning and ask them to go one step further and stop CSX Corp. from building a cargo transfer facility in her...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The city's spending panel on Wednesday is slated to approve $9.7 million more to overhaul the city's huge water-meter system — on top of $83.5 million approved last year for the project.
The Board of Estimates is expected to authorize a contract...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions — all vacant — from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades.
Shrinking the size of the police...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that the department paid contractual employees for work they may not have performed.
Christopher Tonjes, who denies any wrongdoing, expressed...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday evening she's been able to secure undisclosed business deals for the city at a Las Vegas convention.
"Out of this conference, there will be new-to-the-city retailers," Rawlings-Blake said in a telephone...