| May 22, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's press secretary is leaving the mayor's office to become the spokesman for the city's fire department.
Ian Brennan, who also served as a spokesman for former Mayor Sheila Dixon, will replace Kevin Cartwright, who...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.
Police officials vowed to deploy up to three times...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:27 AM
What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far?
"Allowing others to take me off my focus and losing faith at key points in my life. That has made a difference in falling or moving to a higher level."
What's a fact about yourself that will surprise...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake begins her nationwide search for a new fire chief, some city and fire union officials are urging her to focus on qualified candidates from within the department.
The city has hired Florida-based Gans, Gans & Associates...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is short almost one-sixth of the officers it should have as it girds for warmer weather and increased violence — prompting top brass to once again exceed their overtime budget to fill patrol cars.
"At the most...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:04 PM
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...