| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
A small but vocal group of community leaders rallied Monday morning on a west Baltimore street corner to pressure Coppin State University and its contractors to hire more neighborhood residents during construction of an $87 million science and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore officials voted Wednesday to raise water and sewer rates by 42 percent over three years, despite residents who pleaded for relief and a city audit that called the increase "higher than necessary."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who controls...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:04 PM
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal.
Proponents of the $1...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits.
The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
To Wojtek, that...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Baltimore might impose a 10-cent fee on every plastic and paper bag distributed by merchants in the city — a move praised by environmentalists as a litter deterrent but decried by some businesses who say it would hurt them and their shoppers.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:03 PM
For many Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget includes plenty to celebrate.
The governor's "balanced approach" to budgeting translates into increased employment, health care benefits for additional families and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Baltimore residents would have to pay more to grab a cab. They would be hit with an additional fee in their water bills. And they would have 300 fewer firefighters on the payroll.
But they also would have lower property taxes, better recreation centers...