| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I agree with the Sun Magazine's view that former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon is a woman who should be watched — watched like a hawk ("50 women to watch in Baltimore," July 22).
Douglas Kaplan, Baltimore
| Feb 9, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Housing officials have sold more of the city's vacant homes in the first seven months of the budget year than in all of the previous year — but the sales still represent fewer than 3 percent of the 4,000 empty houses owned by the city.
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Baltimore, where thousands of buildings contain lead-based paint that can poison young children, has lost federal funding for abatement programs due to mismanagement of its most recent grant, officials said Monday.
Department of Housing and Urban...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 3:14 PM
If Maryland's experience so far with slot machines tells us anything, it's that we shouldn't get too excited that the state Video Lottery Facility Commission is about to issue a new request for proposals for a Baltimore City casino. The theoretical...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Long lines of cars snaked around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute last Saturday during a one-day collection of household hazardous waste. Some 1,800 vehicles inched their way through the school's parking lot so the drivers could dispose of their cargo...