| Jun 8, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Councilman Carl Stokes is calling on the city to stop shutting off water service to delinquent residential customers until officials take more aggressive action to collect past-due business accounts.
Stokes said Monday that a hearing will be scheduled...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 1:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that cuts made in the beginning of her term allowed for $4.2 million in additional funding for after-school and summer school programs.
At a news conference at Carver Vocational High School, Rawlings-Blake...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday.
The 70-year-old Dr....
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 7:39 PM
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for calm late Saturday as more than 1,300 police officers worked to take control of the city after agitated protesters incited violence after a day of peaceful marches.
| Apr 9, 2015
| 3:21 PM
The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to make it harder for Baltimore to put owner-occupied homes up for tax sale over unpaid taxes and water bills.
The bill, a key piece of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legislative agenda, is...