| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Perhaps Gov. Martin O'Malley doesn't remember what the homicide rate was back in the day when he was Baltimore's mayor, or maybe he's just trying to burnish his crime-fighting credentials ahead of his anticipated 2016 presidential bid. Either way, his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Pity poor Lansing Avenue. One block and about 20 homes just off Broadway and North Avenue was all city planners gave it, and it couldn't even sustain that. Residents say it was a decent place to live until the drugs came, which also led to shootings and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city.
The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding.
City officials' high hopes for casino...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election — the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County — is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack announced Friday that he will step down, ending a five-year tenure in which he oversaw historic lows in fire deaths but implemented budget cuts that critics said compromised safety.
Clack, 52, the first chief hired...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The charges that former — and, evidently, future — Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones had evaded income taxes may have been a surprise, but everything that has come after that has been sadly predictable. The fact that he is now...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch?
To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:53 PM
There's one topic about which everyone at City Hall can agree: The phones are terrible.
Many lack basic features, such as call waiting and caller ID. Some don't tell you when you've received a voice mail. And the city's system is millions of dollars...