| Jun 8, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Edwin "Ted" William Baker, one of Columbia's original planners and a world traveler whose pursuits included rough-terrain horseback riding, died of a cardiac arrest Tuesday. The Baltimore resident was 77.
Mr. Baker grew up in California and earned a...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Some future city workers will receive a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than traditional pensions under a sweeping plan approved Monday by the City Council.
The legislation — the result of a deal struck by Baltimore unions and Mayor...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to plug a financing gap that threatened community programs once paid for with federal dollars, devoting more than $1.9 million in reserves to help sustain programs that include neighborhood...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:53 PM
To better account for hundreds of millions of grant dollars, Baltimore finance officials have a plan to overhaul city policies, train staff and keep records in a centralized database.
Harry E. Black, the city’s finance director, said the project...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula's largest emergency homeless shelter may have to close down after a funding request was rejected.
The request from LINK of Hampton Roads, which put up 552 homeless people this past winter, fell short not because of a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It seemed as if all of Laguna Beach descended on City Council chambers Tuesday night.
About 200 residents, some even standing outside City Hall if they couldn't find a place to sit or stand inside, were there to listen and provide input on a proposed...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Stories that surround homelessness are often difficult to hear, especially when they come from men and women who have served in our military. Despite our best intentions and clear national goals, meeting the needs of our most vulnerable veterans remains a...
| Dec 9, 2013
One day Derrik Smith was soaring as an orientation manager for a pizza place in Osceola. The next day, the chain unexpectedly converted to franchises and jettisoned Smith and others like so much excess ballast.
Without warning or a fiscal parachute,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Community Unit School District 95 officials presented initial plans to lower registration fees to about $50 per family next year, board members said at a recent committee of the whole meeting..
With a healthy reserve fund that is expected to...