| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect.
The checks — which will...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired.
A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:21 PM
City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week.
The legislation — which would apply to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Driver advocacy group AAA Mid-Atlantic and some lawmakers urged local governments to conduct audits of their speed camera programs Thursday after learning that a secret audit last year of Baltimore's program documented far higher error rates than...
| 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...