| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland.
That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Baltimore City's zoning board sent a developer back to the drawing board March 25, denying setback variances for proposed townhouses on the site of a former home for unwed mothers in Hampden.
The Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board voted 3-0 not to grant...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:15 AM
At Wide Angle Youth Media, we couldn't agree more with Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke's statement that school attendance "is everybody's responsibility" ("City councilwoman urges different approach to combating student absenteeism," March 2)...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade.
The school system is billing the city...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Smoking near a playground, swimming pool or ball field in Baltimore could bring a fine of up to $500 under a ban the City Council approved Monday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign the legislation, which would make Baltimore the latest...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday.
A panel is still in the process of...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone.
But Harwood residents see it as...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:14 PM
City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore.
In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood.
A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda...