| 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 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland.
That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:03 PM
From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city.
On the block where 14-year-old Najee Thomas...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that she has ordered an investigation into the administration's information technology department, saying the city has received allegations that contractual employees have been paid for work they did not...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
City and state officials are re-evaluating their approach to a proposed railroad cargo facility in Southwest Baltimore, acknowledging that their initial response to community concerns fell flat.
The public backlash stalled the CSX Corp. project, which is...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:52 PM
With a few legislative victories already in hand, Laurie Weishorn will sit down before the entire Baltimore delegation in Annapolis on Friday morning and ask them to go one step further and stop CSX Corp. from building a cargo transfer facility in her...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday evening she's been able to secure undisclosed business deals for the city at a Las Vegas convention.
"Out of this conference, there will be new-to-the-city retailers," Rawlings-Blake said in a telephone...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010.
"It was a mutual agreement...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Once again this year, Maryland politicians and business people will travel to Las Vegas for the Global Retail Real Estate Convention – a three-day deal-making event beginning May 18.
It's considered a "who's who" event, where the worlds of...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A City Council committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore.
The council's finance committee voted 3-1 in favor of the bill, which would...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Several lawmakers are calling on the state to compensate Baltimore amid new disclosures that errors in the historic property tax credit program for homeowners have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
"The state should make us whole,"...