| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Wednesday for the public to be more engaged in helping police and elected officials fight Baltimore's violence.
"For me, 2014 is about making sure that everybody in their own way contributes to making Baltimore a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties.
Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week.
The legislation — which would apply to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The proposed 10-cent bag fee that the Baltimore City Council will vote on next week is a bad idea ("City may impose 10-cent bag fee," Jan. 22). Giving merchants a 3-cents-per-bag cut in the new revenue is an even worse idea.
Councilman James B. Kraft...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration is set to give $200,000 to help H&S Bakery move its Harbor East distribution center to an industrial area of East Baltimore — sparking discussion of whether subsidies should be needed to help a successful business...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape.
He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was fatally stabbed early Thursday at a marina in Fells Point, according to police and a city councilman. Police said a suspect, a 43-year-old Odenton man, was in custody.
Police identified the victim as Osher Perez and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city.
The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The power couple of Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone once again topped lobbying totals in Baltimore last year, bringing in $285,000 for their work in the city — nearly double what businesses paid them a year before.
Lobbying forms reviewed by The...