| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:14 PM
When advocates talk about U.S. cities that are friendliest to bicyclists, they mention places such as San Francisco, Seattle and Austin, Texas.
They even praise Pittsburgh. But Baltimore, they say, lags behind.
City officials are working to change...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt objected Wednesday to the city's use of outside auditors, saying her office could do the reviews of municipal agencies for less money and with greater independence.
Her comments came as the Board of Estimates approved...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:13 PM
Some Carroll County Republicans are livid over the county GOP central committee's nomination of former commissioner Robin Frazier to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Joseph Getty, who is resigning to become an aide to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. Ms....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The pace of apartment construction in Baltimore has reached new heights in recent years, with thousands of units approved for luxury high-rises with the latest in pools, gyms, dog parks and other amenities.
But few of those projects include units for...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:42 AM
Baltimore's law department says City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young can't legally kick Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector off the planning commission.
Last month, Young stripped Spector of most of her committee assignments after she...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:55 AM
Kudos to City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector for voting for her constituents and not casting the "yes" vote a requested by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young on plastic bag ban ("City's law department says Young can't legally kick Spector...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The paychecks for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city elected officials are getting a little heavier.
Under city law, elected officials get a 2.5 percent annual raise if workers in at...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime.
The officials said the Police Department is a little...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Baltimore city is soliciting for four new contracts to help with a massive overhaul of the city's more than 400,000 water meters — a move likely to add to the project's current $101.6 million price tag.
The four new solicitations, considered...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers...