| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Police found a decomposing body floating in an industrial area Thursday at the mouth of the Inner Harbor, a grim discovery that marks the ninth time since October a person has turned up dead in the waters of Downtown Baltimore.
Investigators say they...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
A move nearly 10 years in the making starts Monday as the Social Security Administration begins relocating 1,600 employees from a massive facility near Lexington Market to a new, trimmer facility uptown.
They leave behind two blocks of empty buildings...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday.
Termination of the contract with Brekford Corp....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:55 PM
In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
As a rule, nobody likes to be audited. Not private companies, not government agencies and certainly not ordinary taxpayers. It's inconvenient, it's time-consuming, and for many of us, it's a bit insulting, implying as it does that we have done something...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The owners of Michael's Cafe in Timonium said Tuesday they will not pursue a restaurant in Federal Hill.
"We have decided that we can not alter the brand and image of Michael's Cafe," said Steven Dellis, a spokesman for his family’s restaurant....