| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Ending weeks of speculation, state Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. said Monday he will not seek to replace City Councilman William H. Cole IV, who is leaving the council to run Baltimore's economic development corporation.
"As a former member of the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, the longtime Baltimore City Council clerk who had been a Democratic stalwart throughout his life, died Sunday of complications from kidney failure at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. He was 101.
"I knew Mr....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Del. Jon Cardin rejected Thursday the endorsement of a Baltimore-based rapper after learning that the man who calls himself Ski Money is facing charges of human trafficking.
Cardin, a candidate for attorney general, said he knew nothing of the rapper'...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Most political endorsements touted by candidates typically elicit yawns.
Until they garner gasps.
Del. Jon Cardin, a Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general, rejected an impromptu endorsement he landed last week from a rapper with a rap...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I went out of town for a few days, and look what happened. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake takes a walk to show that it is safe at the Inner Harbor ("Rawlings-Blake, Batts stroll to show safe harbor," June 4). It appears that her well-intentioned...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010.
"It was a mutual agreement...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Maryland voters can expect to see an escalating barrage of television ads before the June 24 primary for governor, a blitz that will be fueled by the nearly $9 million the contenders have in the bank.
Most of that money will be spent on the Democratic...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Daniel Patrick Moynihan said famously that everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. Such is the case with Brian Griffiths' "City mayors don't focus on city" (Feb. 20), which expresses a range of opinions without any supporting...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to former Mayor Sheila Dixon's letter ("Sheila Dixon: Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better," March 11), I beg to differ that we are better off today than in 2000.
In 2000, Baltimore's gangs weren't as organized as we see them...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Sheila Dixon is writing commentaries for The Sun ("Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better," March 11)? Are you serious?
No need for her "balanced assessment." Has she ever "accepted responsibility" for her ethical mistakes? Could she please...