| 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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:54 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed $2.5 billion operating budget for next year imposes no new taxes or fees and shrinks the city's workforce to the smallest size in decades, officials said Tuesday. But it also includes no new property tax cuts....
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 16, 2015
| 11:13 AM
As a mayoral task force prepares to release recommendations about police body cameras, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pledging to launch a program in Baltimore by year’s end.
“We will have a body camera program — at least a pilot...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Chronic understaffing of Baltimore paramedics led to a massive spike in overtime pay — with some paramedics working more than 2,000 hours of overtime last year and earning more than six figures, city officials acknowledge.
That has led city...
| 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 11, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Two lawmakers pressing for state legislation to crack down on police misconduct called Wednesday for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to inform the city spending board when officers repeatedly face brutality allegations in lawsuits.
"The more the people...
| 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 25, 2015
| 4:44 PM
A jazz band, heated tent and rows of white chairs gave the Harbor Point construction site the air of a wedding Wednesday as the project was praised as a model for turning an industrial site to new use.
The redevelopment of the 27-acre waterfront property...