| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The comments by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young concerning their near total failure to supply running water to residents this winter demand a rebuttal ("Frustration mounts as city water outage continue,"...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:42 AM
Baltimore fire inspectors Del Holmes and Dennis Dawson set out Thursday in a four-wheel-drive Ford Escape to check on families and businesses that have been without water — some for weeks — during the region's deep freeze.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
I have great respect for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, but I think he's wrong when he suggests city school department needs its own police force because Baltimore City Police Department officers aren't capable of interacting with...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 7:02 PM
The Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require every restaurant and carryout in the city to post its health rating based on a city review of its cleanliness.
The council voted 10-5 to approve the measure,...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Transparency was at the center of a City Hall debate last week, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city leaders squabbled over notifications about alleged police misconduct.
As the city spending board prepared to vote on a $150,000 settlement...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Baltimore should equip 100 police officers with body cameras in a six-month, $1.4 million pilot program before expanding their use citywide, a mayoral task force recommended Wednesday.
In releasing its report, the task force said the cameras would...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:50 PM
City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts.
Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Former state delegate Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. of Baltimore County will join the city's payroll to lobby the General Assembly on transportation issues.
The Board of Estimates on Wednesday awarded a $90,000 contract to Olszewski, a Democrat who...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:03 PM
Should Baltimore's school police officers be allowed to carry guns in schools?
The issue brought several passionate groups together at a public hearing at city school headquarters Tuesday night. But in debating how far the district should go to...