| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council.
A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The Baltimore City Council is poised to ban electronic cigarette "vaping" from nearly everywhere that traditional cigarette smoking is prohibited.
The legislation has support from public health officials, who call it a prudent step in regulating an...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Baltimore's City Council moved to ban plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and big-box retailers Monday after dumping a proposal to charge a 5-cent fee for the bags to discourage their use.
The proposed ban would make Baltimore one of the first...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It now appears that City Hall not only lacks updated phone equipment but suffers a shortage of TV sets, radios and other modern communications gear. Nothing else could explain the Baltimore City Council's handling of plastic shopping bag legislation,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:26 PM
City officials are set to award a 20-year contract Wednesday to Coppermine Fieldhouse to manage the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena in Canton, with a pledge from the youth sports business to spend $1.5 million to add turf and lighting to a city-owned field...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:04 PM
In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted.
Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The recent election was historic for Maryland. The citizens of Maryland voted in a Republican for governor and three new Republican county executives, District 6 is completely Republican now and there were many other Republican winners. There are now 14...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, calling the legislation a "bad bill" that would weaken the state's indoor smoking ban by...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Baltimore's once-extensive speed camera program failed in part because the city didn't have enough staff to monitor the rush of tickets generated, three officials testified before a City Council investigative committee Monday.
Deputy Mayor Khalil Zaied,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:33 PM
A towering, white, modular-looking apartment complex could be the newest addition to the Harbor East waterfront, filling a Central Avenue parking lot with nearly 350 residences and a block of shopping.
The roughly $100 million proposal by H&S Properties...