| Jun 7, 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce Monday that $4.2 million in additional funding will be allocated for after-school and summer school programs, potentially affecting several thousand students.
"It's important that we're supporting our...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 6:40 PM
As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program and the retraining of police officers by the U.S....
| Jun 1, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit.
More than half of city schools, or 104, are...
| May 31, 2015
| 3:23 PM
Instead of placing candles on McKenzie Elliott's fourth birthday cake in May, her mother helped unveil a street sign on Sunday to honor the 3-year-old killed by a stray bullet last year in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood.
While holding three...
| May 29, 2015
| 4:10 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake could face a tough race against at least one challenger in next year's election, political analysts say.
A few months ago, many pundits considered the mayor practically unbeatable. The city's crime and...
| May 23, 2015
| 4:02 PM
They came by the dozens Saturday, wearing towels around their necks like superhero capes. Soon laughter and chatter filled the air as they jumped into the cool water of the pool at Cherry Hill Splash Park.
Ayla Lewis-Jones, 10, waded through the pool,...
| May 20, 2015
| 11:00 AM
There have been a number of lessons learned from the widespread unrest in the aftermath of the tragic in-custody death of Freddie Gray.
One such lesson is that actions matter more than words.
That makes the news that the Board of Public Works recently...
| May 16, 2015
| 11:46 AM
As thousands of people head to Las Vegas this week for one of the real estate industry's premier events, Baltimore's political and business leaders said they plan to court national retailers and investment prospects with the same playbook they use every...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore officials, trying to collect some $40 million in long-unpaid water bills, have shut off service to more than 1,600 customers in the past six weeks.
But records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show the city's enforcement has been starkly uneven....
| May 12, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Here's an idea: Let's have Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young call on those gang members who helped quell violence on Riot Monday to help quell violence the other 364 days of the year.
There were two more shootings Monday night,...
| May 12, 2015
| 10:45 AM
On Monday night, as City Council members pressed Baltimore officials on the costs of the recent rioting that damaged 350 businesses and cost the city untold amounts in expenses for police, fire fighters and clean-up crews, the region's business leaders...