| 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 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$8.4 million contract to a Belgian company to overhaul Baltimore's water-billing system, which has been criticized as outdated and error-prone.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 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 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development.
That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
| 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 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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The 21-year-old man Baltimore officials had called a suspect in the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was released from jail Wednesday after two months without being charged in the fatal shooting.
Asked whether the man is still considered a...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:37 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young called Monday for a hearing on whether the city should charge passengers a fee to ride the Charm City Circulator, the popular bus service that now connects more than 4 million Baltimoreans and visitors to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Two influential City Council members introduced legislation Monday that would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year — a move they argue would cut down on police brutality in the aftermath of several high-...