| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:12 PM
While seeking approval this week for a $150,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging brutality by a Baltimore detective, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration did not tell the city spending board that taxpayers had already paid $100,000 to settle...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Visitors to popular Hampden restaurants, bars and shops this spring would find new parking limits on some local streets under a plan approved Monday by a divided Baltimore City Council.
The council voted 9-3 to create new restrictions around the Rotunda...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:59 PM
A proposal to limit parking outside homes near a major shopping center redevelopment in Hampden won preliminary approval in a tight vote by a divided Baltimore City Council Monday night.
The bill would create a resident-only parking zone in...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:00 AM
William “Bill” Driscoll, a City Hall fixture since the 1970s and current chief of staff to the City Council president, retired Friday.
"It was a fascinating place to work," Driscoll, 65, said. "I hope that I did some good stuff and moved...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:40 AM
Past the manicured lawns and tidy red brick rowhomes along Stonewood Road in Baltimore's New Northwood neighborhood sits one house that shows the ravages of years of neglect.
A faded and weathered garland from two, perhaps three, Christmases gone by...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt objected Wednesday to the city's use of outside auditors, saying her office could do the reviews of municipal agencies for less money and with greater independence.
Her comments came as the Board of Estimates approved...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:14 PM
When advocates talk about U.S. cities that are friendliest to bicyclists, they mention places such as San Francisco, Seattle and Austin, Texas.
They even praise Pittsburgh. But Baltimore, they say, lags behind.
City officials are working to change...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:13 PM
Some Carroll County Republicans are livid over the county GOP central committee's nomination of former commissioner Robin Frazier to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Joseph Getty, who is resigning to become an aide to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. Ms....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:55 AM
Kudos to City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector for voting for her constituents and not casting the "yes" vote a requested by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young on plastic bag ban ("City's law department says Young can't legally kick Spector...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:45 AM
I was very interested to read that Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young does not have the authority to remove Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector or any other member of the City Council from the Planning Commission as indicated by...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:42 AM
Baltimore's law department says City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young can't legally kick Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector off the planning commission.
Last month, Young stripped Spector of most of her committee assignments after she...