| Apr 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott's bill seeking health grades for Baltimore restaurants was languishing in committee, partly because not enough members showed up to vote. Councilman William "Pete" Welch was a persistent no-show.
When the measure finally...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:51 AM
A woman has been arrested in one of three separate killings in Baltimore in one day.
The Baltimore Police Department said Sunday that 22-year-old Michelle Johnson is charged with murder in the death of 36-year-old Carla Harrison, who was fatally...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:09 PM
A 29-year-old man who was fatally shot in the head in Baltimore was the nephew of Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young.
Police say the man, who has not yet been identified, was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the 3200 block...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:01 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore convention center hotel lost $5.6 million last year — a worse performance than 2013 despite its close location to Camden Yards and the Orioles' playoff run.
It was the seventh consecutive year that the hotel has...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:48 PM
The Sun's report this week that Baltimore City school employees were paid $46 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime and other benefits is an embarrassment that couldn't come at a more inopportune moment. The department is already facing...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:53 PM
For three years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system. Accusations have flown. Legal battles have been waged. Millions in taxpayer dollars, both...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:12 PM
State and local lawmakers called on Baltimore school officials Monday to rein in policies and practices that led the district to pay employees $46 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime, stipends and other compensation.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:04 PM
On March 15, the front page of The Baltimore Sun screamed about a "racial divide" ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem". There is "1950's level racism in Baltimore," the city's African-American police commissioner had earlier observed. And...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young are at odds over the mayor’s plan to sell off four of the city’s downtown parking garages to raise up to $60 million for recreation centers....
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:37 PM
The Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to defer for one week awarding a contract to perform "urgent" infrastructure repairs as part of Baltimore's massive overhaul of more than 400,000 water meters.
Board members, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:58 PM
The cost of a massive project to overhaul all of Baltimore's more than 400,000 water meters is rising again — this time by about $4.2 million.
On Wednesday, Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to allocate the additional money to the...