| 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....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Developer Patrick Turner again put off possible foreclosure on the South Baltimore waterfront he wants to redevelop as the parties agreed Monday in backruptcy court to an Oct. 24 hearing on all matters in the case.
The delay gives Turner's Inner Harbor...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years.
Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program (City street-sweeping expansion to rely on...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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'...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Baltimore Circuit Judge Emanuel Brown ruled Thursday that veteran political consultant Julius Henson violated probation by running for an East Baltimore state Senate seat and sentenced him to four months in jail. But Brown suspended the sentence pending...
| 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...