| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill.
Bill Romani, president of the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Several Baltimore City Council members expressed skepticism Monday about a plan to sell some downtown parking garages, while others began lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration to claim funds from the sale for recreation centers in their districts....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic.
So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:40 AM
A tentative agreement between Baltimore and its police union would cut vacant positions from the department while raising officer pay, a shift intended to stop officers from leaving for better-paying agencies.
The proposed three-year contract marks a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to give H&S Bakery $200,000 to move its Harbor East distribution center as part of a deal officials say will help keep the business in the city.
The Board of Estimates approved the agreement without...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 AM
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below.
No injuries were...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young is requesting that school officials brief city leaders on the extent to which students are receiving a "complete education" in their schools.
Young will introduce a resolution Monday that seeks...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:38 PM
City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose.
The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in...