| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer.
The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Amazon.com will open a 1 million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 1,000 people at the site of the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore, the company announced Tuesday.
The company plans to hire locally for jobs packing and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts are "chronically underfunded and understaffed," leading to "rampant problems," including inadequate investigates and poor conditions for captured strays, advocates told a City Council committee Wednesday evening....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Longtime City Councilman Robert W. Curran filed for personal bankruptcy in June, a move he said was necessary to avoid foreclosure on his Northeast Baltimore home.
Curran, 63, said in an interview Thursday that he will repay all of his restructured...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Regarding City Councilman Robert W. Curran's bankruptcy filing, how can we expect Baltimore officials to run city government and keep within its budget when we have elected officials who can't keep within their own personal budgets ("Councilman Curran...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal.
Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits.
The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones.
The mayor defended the excursion as a harmless beach getaway by two close friends and their...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration is asking the City Council to approve more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a large waterfront development that will house energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters.
But some council members...