| Apr 1, 2015
| 7:00 AM
It was a particularly gloomy and rainy Thursday in Baltimore, but a certain solar press conference inside City Hall shone with the promise of renewable energy for the city. As reported by The Baltimore Sun ("Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:08 PM
Baltimore officials are sending turn-off notices to 25,000 delinquent water customers, giving them 10 days to pay long overdue bills or face the loss of water service.
The customers — both residential and commercial users in the city and Baltimore...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:06 PM
A couple of dozen protesters rallied outside City Hall on Monday to call on officials to reverse a decision to begin turning off service for water customers who are behind on their bills.
Sharon Black, a Waverly woman who helped organize the protest,...
| 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years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system.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....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, turned out Monday to remember longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center.
During a four-hour ceremony, more...
| 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-...