| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Chestertown officials have been interested in energy conservation for a long time — they started tracking usage levels during the 1970s energy crisis.
Even so, when the Eastern Shore town launched a project to cut back on electricity costs seven...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning.
"You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, addressing the nation’s mayors, today proposed a national hazardous-freight fee be assessed on rail cars carrying dangerous substances.
He said he was motivated by rail disasters including the one...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with 250 of the nation's mayor's on Thursday -- including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake -- to discuss the economy, manufacturing and federal investment in infrastructure.
City officials are in...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In his letter to the editor ("City water needs a new business plan," Dec. 26), Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union identifies better asset management as a way for Baltimore to better manage its water system and save money.
The Asset Management...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent water main break in Baltimore ("Water main breaks in city, county close roads, leave hundreds without water," Dec.19) should suggest a need to rethink the status quo.
Change, including more competition with how the area's water systems are...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
[UPDATED with second legal opinion]
Two Broward County mayors can fly to Saudi Arabia and have their expenses paid by the Royal Embassy without violating Broward's strict no-gifts ban, attorneys ruled.
And if they want to bring a spouse along, all...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Mayor Frank C. Ortis has been a resident of Pembroke Pines since 1977 and has a long history of service to his community. Mayor Frank C. Ortis has had more than 18 years of experience as a civic leader. His first municipal appointment was in 1994. After...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.
A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.