| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The paychecks for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city elected officials are getting a little heavier.
Under city law, elected officials get a 2.5 percent annual raise if workers in at...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime.
The officials said the Police Department is a little...
| Dec 27, 2014
When Baltimore residents settle lawsuits alleging police brutality or other misconduct, they must promise to keep silent about the incidents that sparked the suits — an arrangement that shields key details from the public. The penalty for...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The pace of apartment construction in Baltimore has reached new heights in recent years, with thousands of units approved for luxury high-rises with the latest in pools, gyms, dog parks and other amenities.
But few of those projects include units for...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has stripped Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector of most of her committee assignments after she cast the only vote against two bills he favored.
In an interview, Spector said Young was behaving like a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor.
He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills.
"I can't sign legislation...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers...