| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:30 AM
I am so glad that I had the chance to not only visit but also tour and get to know your wonderful city when I attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Baltimore recently. As I said to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the hospitality...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 5:02 AM
Newspaper. A roll of paper towels. Wooden mallets and plastic pitchers for cold drinks. The elements of a traditional Maryland crab feast could not be simpler to gather.
Or more uninspired.
Crab feasts are family affairs in Maryland. The adults linger...
| Jul 25, 2011
The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, described his "utter disbelief" at the destructive "gamesmanship" as Congress debates the debt ceiling. The mayor of Fresno described her city's tough budget problems and wondered when the economy would hit bottom. The mayor...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:39 PM
Friday, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn joined city leaders from across the nation at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, held in Los Angeles. McGinn said he has alredy started talking with other mayors about the issue of child sex trafficking.
| Jul 30, 2011
| 10:07 PM
On Sept. 1 you will have a chance to help us make history. On this date there will be an event to support the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative that will be on the November 2012 ballot. Please join us.
The event will be hosted by Richard Moriarty...
| Aug 29, 2011
First of two parts | Part two
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson signed off on a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to the National Basketball Association and the NBA Players Union urging them to end the lockout. The letter urges all parties involved to consider the...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 4:06 AM
Regarding the story, "A Place to Call Home," by Kevin Rector, in the Oct. 26 edition of the Towson Times, I'd like to thank the Times and Mr. Rector for shining a light on the critical issue of housing and treatment options for the ever-growing number...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:29 AM
This month, a critical link in the city's most essential public infrastructure hit a breaking point: A 120-year old water main burst, shutting down Light and Lombard streets, disrupting commutes and downtown businesses. Only 10 days later, a sink hole...
| Aug 29, 2012
In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...