| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Baltimore voters will decide whether to hire an independent lawyer for the City Council, under legislation approved Monday.
Council members unanimously backed a proposal to hire their own lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Baltimore City will spend nearly $578,000 on a pilot program to provide large trash cans to 9,250 households, following approval by the city's spending panel Wednesday.
The Board of Estimates awarded the project — designed to control the city's...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.” He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers.
Administration officials say...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:05 PM
A lawyer for Baltimore City says a task force appointed by the mayor to study the city's speed camera program did not hold an illegal closed-door meeting during a March visit to a contractor's headquarters.
But a prominent member of the task force called...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The city of Baltimore agreed Wednesday to pay $100,000 to a West Baltimore family whose special-needs student died after falling from a moving school bus in 2010.
City Solicitor George Nilson said school officials knew that Jeremy C. Jennings Jr., the...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions.
"We have the highest unemployment...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
In a unanimous vote, the City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore.
"My council colleagues believe this is a...
| 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...