| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Two key budgetary measures are headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's desk after the City Council gave final approval Monday to new storm water fees and a pension overhaul.
The new storm water fees will cost homeowners between $40 and $120 a year....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years.
They said they were mad at city leaders for giving...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor.
Some, such as...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden.
"This is going to be easy," she thought.
Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Roland Park Place is attempting to sell an old church next to its property — the same church it tried to tear down for parking five years ago against strenuous objections by residents who live in the area.
"I don't know that we've had any...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Life is full of surprises. They make life interesting. The past two weeks have been filled with a mix of good and bad surprises.
On the bright side, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has been a model of good communication, responsive...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Driven by a surge of opposition from people who live in Southwest Baltimore, several city leaders have withdrawn support for a major CSX Transportation rail facility proposed for the area.
Until recently, the project moved smoothly through early...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Democrat Heather R. Mizeur picked off the endorsement of a maverick former Republican congressman to go with the support of five other Eastern Shore leaders as she continued to show her appeal outside her home county of Montgomery.
Former U.S. Rep....