| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale, who was vying to be named to the job permanently, is taking medical leave and will be out "indefinitely," leaving the incoming chief without two of the agency's highest-ranking officers.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:27 PM
An investigation by the city's inspector general into the Rawlings-Blake administration's purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for "significant cost savings."...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:20 AM
City Councilman Bill Henry on Monday plans to introduce a series of bills aimed at reforming City Hall, including two that would curb some of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's power.
Henry's four bills will be introduced at what should prove a busy...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:02 PM
At the Crispus Attucks rec center Wednesday, young children were sprawled on mats watching "The Cat in the Hat" while dreamily waving their small feet in the air. Nearby, older children bounced around a basketball court or rehearsed their parts in a...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides and relatives have routinely received free tickets to performances at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena in recent years, including sold-out concerts by such artists as Rihanna, Sade andJay-Z, public records show....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is surely right that city police officers were way out of bounds when they snatched a Baltimore teen off a city street and dropped him off 11 miles away in Howard County without his shoes. But her decision to nix a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:04 PM
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal.
Proponents of the $1...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits.
The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...