| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than government officials told them to expect.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012.
The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing.
City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Fed up with rodents and flooding, about half of the members of Baltimore's law department are leaving their ground-level offices at City Hall for a renovated facility in downtown Baltimore.
The $306,000 cost of the renovations was approved Wednesday...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The City Council voted to gut a bill that would have reformed the system under which ticket resellers like Ticketmaster and the venues that use them gouge consumers. All council members voted for the amendments except Carl Stokes (12th District) and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest.
Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore.
As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee approved a proposal Tuesday to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice.
Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is loyal...