| 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 18, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to send a city pension director to London for a week — the latest of nearly $100,000 in travel expenses for top pension officials since 2013.
The Board of Estimates authorized municipal pension...
| 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....
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:37 PM
The Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to defer for one week awarding a contract to perform "urgent" infrastructure repairs as part of Baltimore's massive overhaul of more than 400,000 water meters.
Board members, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 4:58 PM
The cost of a massive project to overhaul all of Baltimore's more than 400,000 water meters is rising again — this time by about $4.2 million.
On Wednesday, Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to allocate the additional money to the...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 3:39 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to make bolstering small business a focus of Monday's State of the City speech, pledging more funding for the city's Small Business Resource Center and $1 million for an "innovation fund" to help small firms acquire...