| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools.
A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:33 PM
The dust was thick enough that Sally Dworak-Fisher could trace letters in it with her finger.
She feared that particles from rehab work next door were drifting into her Federal Hill home and coating many surfaces — even under the bathroom sink....
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:31 PM
To a city that struggles to shake off its crime-ridden image, the incident seems like the last straw: On one of the most festive days of the year, in one of the safest places in town, amid a veritable battalion of police, a bullet appears to have fallen...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Vincent Mario "Vince" Rallo, a former banker who in retirement took over Rallo's Restaurant, a Locust Point landmark since 1941, died Thursday morning of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Homeland resident was 79.
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has no free shot in her attempt to win election to a post she inherited less than 18 months ago. She faces five challengers in the Democratic primary, including three current officeholders, a one-time chief of staff to Ms....
| Aug 13, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard.
Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Imagine a city in which the streets always ran smoothly, with no interruptions for special events.
I get a lot of complaints about the traffic disruptions caused by one event or another taking place...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Baltimoreans — at least some of them — care passionately about their trees. One thousand of them signed onto an online petition by late Wednesday calling on City Hall to "halt the clear-cutting" of trees downtown so race fans could get a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:09 PM
For a dozen years, Bill Kohlhepp has sold hot dogs off the grill and soda to hungry baseball and football fans downtown.
His tent is in an ideal spot to grab the attention of spectators streaming toward Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium: on the...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:13 PM
In its last meeting before the September primary election, the Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on state legislators to give the council input in the selection of school board members.
Councilman Bill Henry, the resolution's...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:11 AM
The 26th-floor Terrace Club of 100 E. Pratt St. offers a bird's-eye view of the straights of the Baltimore Grand Prix racecourse. A menu, featuring assorted hot entrees, pastries, eggs, salads and mini sandwiches, has been planned. And 200 guests have...