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  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...
  • Mayors outspoken on U.S. nuclear buildup, too

    In a recent editorial ("Mayors for peace," June 22), The Sun addresses the resolution recently by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) calling for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and redirection of funds to meet domestic needs....
  • Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results

    Ultimate Baltimore 2011: Best of the City results
    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"...
  • From Texas: A big hug to a friendly city

    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...
  • Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast

    Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast
    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...
  • Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore

    Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore
    Commuters to Baltimore faced heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets. Jamie Kendrick, the city’s deputy...
  • The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis

    The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis
    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...
  • Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden

    Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden
    Abdu Muhammad, who owns Pearl's Caribbean Cafe on Laurens Street in Upton, is known for his curry chicken. Now he is known for his garden, too. When Muhammad, a native of Guyana, South America, proposed to Baltimore officials that he "adopt" the...
  • Verbatim: Ballard delivers State of the City

    Verbatim: Ballard delivers State of the City
    Madam President, Members of the City-County Council, special guests and friends, I am here today to report on the state of the City. And I am here to say that this is our time. The first three months of this year have been a whirlwind. Of course, the...
  • Villaraigosa Avoids Talk of Layoffs in State of the City

    Villaraigosa Avoids Talk of Layoffs in State of the City
    LOS ANGELES -- Even as city workers protested proposed layoffs outside of his speech, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa avoided talk of layoffs during his annual State of the City address Wednesday, choosing instead to cheerlead a proposed ballot...
  • Good day for green thumbs

    Sometimes rain is perfect for a public event - when it involves growing things. The skies dripped helpfully today as MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeand a gaggle of dignitaries turned out to celebrate the launch of a new community garden in West Baltimore's...