| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The founder of last year's 300 Men March and two Baltimore City Council members held an emergency planning meeting Friday evening at City Hall, saying the bloody start to the new year spurred them to develop a violence prevention strategy sooner than they...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The city's proposed 10-cent bag tax was unwarranted and burdensome to the citizens of Baltimore ("City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee," Jan 27).
I along with most of my neighbors in Belair-Edison reuse or recycle our plastic and paper bags. The...
| May 26, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Baltimore officials said the owners of Harborplace are moving closer to renovating the signature Inner Harbor properties, which have faded since their celebrated opening more than 30 years ago into a collection of stores dominated by chain restaurants,...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Family and friends sang, prayed and burned candles on an East Baltimore basketball court Friday evening to remember John Jackson III, a 40-year-old father of two they recalled as a friendly and religious man. Police said he died this week after being shot...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:58 AM
A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
| May 9, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010.
"It was a mutual agreement...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers.