| 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 25, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Baltimore's Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to spend $13 million to perform "urgent" repairs to the city's water system infrastructure — the latest additional cost in the installation of new meters for the city's 400,000 water customers.
| 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years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system.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 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 12, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is right about this much: The fact that a police officer had been the defendant in a previous misconduct case for which the city paid a $100,000 settlement should not have influenced the Board of Estimates...
| 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...