| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Despite the industrial train tracks about 100 feet beyond her back fence, Laurie Weishorn's neat, tree-lined backyard in Southwest Baltimore can seem like an oasis of suburban quiet on a low-humidity summer afternoon.
After 22 years in Morrell Park,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:14 PM
An infant child was found next to her dying mother just before dawn Tuesday after police say a man broke into a Pigtown home, killed a young couple and shot two others — a grisly scene that brought to 20 the number of people shot in the city in a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city.
In the 350-page,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:06 AM
In an attempt to provide thieves one less outlet to collect cash for stolen cellphones, the Baltimore City Council is poised to vote Monday to ban automated kiosks that give money on the spot for used electronics.
Council members threw aside a...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:09 PM
The promoter of last year's Starscape Festival says a new event he's marketing that targets a similar audience won't have the safety problems associated with last year's June concert.
Promoter Evan Weinstein says he wants to disassociate the new...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Baltimore's spending board voted Wednesday to approve another property tax break for city homeowners, part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to cut property taxes by 22 percent over 10 years.
The tax credit approved by the Board of Estimates would...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Driven by a surge of opposition from people who live in Southwest Baltimore, several city leaders have withdrawn support for a major CSX Transportation rail facility proposed for the area.
Until recently, the project moved smoothly through early...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
At the beginning of the year, the Port of Baltimore was on a roll. At Seagirt Marine Terminal, the ribbon was cut on a 50-foot-deep berth financed by a $1.3 billion public-private partnership between the port and Ports America Chesapeake. The investment...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The parent company of Baltimore's casino said Monday that one of its businesses is the subject of a federal investigation into money laundering and that it was pulling out of a $1 billion casino venture in Boston.
But officials at Caesars Entertainment...