| 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.
| 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 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 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...
| 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 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration took a step Wednesday toward launching a new speed camera system as officials hired a consultant to assess up to 50 possible sites — over the objections of the City Council president.
The Board of Estimates, which...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Baltimore’s spending panel approved a lease agreement Wednesday for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore to take over the now-empty third floor of the Waxter Center.
The lease was protested by about two dozen...