| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bill that will require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will let the bill become...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The city of Baltimore is agreeing to pay $45,000 to the family of a girl who was bullied and assaulted so severely at Carver Vo-Tech High School she needed three surgeries.
The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved the payment Wednesday...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:26 PM
The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements.
In the lawsuit filed in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:15 AM
In the last paragraph of his reply ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24) to Marta H. Mossburg's opinion article about the ridiculousness of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legal crusade against crisis pregnancy centers, Baltimore City...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson claims pregnancy crisis centers engage in deceptive practices to lure women seeking abortions to their facilities ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24).
Give me a break!
The real threat to pregnant...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have received excessive credits for historic renovations, according to a city councilman briefed on the issue.
The city has promised not to seek back taxes...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:52 PM
You're likely part of the largest financial scandal in the world today if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage or a private student loan.
Or live in Baltimore.
The city is suing more than a dozen major banks, claiming the institutions conspired to...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Representatives from the Baltimore sheriff's office moved across a city housing authority parking lot Wednesday morning, tagging 20 of the agency's vehicles to be seized and eventually sold to pay part of a court judgment to lead paint victims.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:21 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...