| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A development group backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank could breathe new life into a stalled plan to transform the landmark and long-vacant Recreation Pier in Fells Point into a luxury hotel.
A representative of Sagamore Development LLC presented...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Cities around the world are working to revitalize brownfield sites — areas where redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by some kind of contaminant — particularly in former waterfront industrial zones, where there is often the greatest...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments.
Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Food truck operators packed into Baltimore City Council chambers on Tuesday to testify on an administration bill that would change the way food trucks operate in the city. The food-truck vendors told the Judiciary Committee they are concerned about new...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again.
Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
For the second time in her life, Grace Leto will have to bury a child.
In 1983, she said, her 18-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident in Baltimore. On Friday, another daughter, Kimberly Leto, 51, was stabbed to death after she happened upon...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The chairman of the City Council committee that is investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program says the devices should remain offline until he finishes the "thorough" probe.
"We're going to conduct a very thorough...