| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke is out of touch with a majority of her constituents ("Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits," July 17). I don't believe that most Hampden residents are in favor of permit parking. I am sure that some would...
| Jul 8, 2014
At 90 years old, Betty Williams' clearest memory of her days at Colored School 115 is running through an alley the schoolchildren thought was haunted.
"It was a game to run through and not get caught," she said, describing the lane between two of the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform.
At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, the longtime Baltimore City Council clerk who had been a Democratic stalwart throughout his life, died Sunday of complications from kidney failure at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. He was 101.
"I knew Mr....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The City Council voted to gut a bill that would have reformed the system under which ticket resellers like Ticketmaster and the venues that use them gouge consumers. All council members voted for the amendments except Carl Stokes (12th District) and...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act.
"Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur picked up her first endorsement from a Baltimore elected official Monday as veteran City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke gave her blessing to the Montgomery County delegate's insurgent campaign.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas.
And though Police Commissioner...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Short of banging her fist on a table, merchant Denise Whiting couldn't have been more emphatic about the need for more police presence in and around The Avenue, at a time when property crime in Hampden is rising.
"We have to have a foot patrol officer,"...