| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Principal Mark Gaither stands outside Wolfe Street Academy most mornings watching children scamper toward the school, some jumping — like frogs on lily pads — from one big green footprint painted on the sidewalk to the next.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Angelica McKnight was sitting in her sixth-period Advanced Placement government class at Heritage High School one afternoon last month when she got the news.
Under a proposal before the city school board, she and her classmates could lose their senior...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Six Baltimore schools, including two high schools, would close in June as part of the city district's proposal to downsize to fit current enrollment and prepare for a $980 million modernization, officials said Tuesday.
School administrators showed the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Saying their small school is an academic treasure in the heart of the community, a group of about a dozen parents and community leaders gathered outside Abbottston Elementary School on Monday to protest its planned closure.
Janice Foreman, the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Despite a loud and boisterous protest from a number of students who shut down a meeting of the Baltimore City school board for a time, the commissioners voted Wednesday night on a plan to close several city schools.
Tre Murphy, 18, and six other...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Homeowners in Baltimore can lose their houses for as little as $250 in unpaid taxes — a threshold far lower than in other cities — according to a new Abell Foundation report that urges a change in the practice.
The report calls on...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:57 PM
City officials agreed Wednesday to award an $8.4 million contract to a Belgian company to overhaul Baltimore's water-billing system, which has been criticized as outdated and error-prone.
Itineris, whose North American offices are in Marietta, Ga., was...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The city expects a flood of applications when it opens the wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers this month for the first time in more than a decade.
Housing advocates say 50,000 families or more might sign up for a lottery to fill 25,000 places on...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is illegal.
City Councilman Warren Branch,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she is throwing her support behind City Councilman William "Pete" Welch's bill calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore.
In legislation pending in a City Council committee, Welch is seeking a 90...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Some unique pioneering women have inspired others to likewise break ground. June Wing (Obituary, Oct. 18) did that and more. She reached out to help countless other women find the courage to follow in her footsteps. May those legions continue to serve...