| Apr 27, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Constellation Energy Group is reportedly in the final stages of takeover negotiations that could see it absorbed by the Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp., a deal that would usher Baltimore's last Fortune 500 company headquarters out of town.
| Jan 25, 2011
| 10:39 AM
The first snowflakes whirled down less than 48 hours after Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was sworn in as Baltimore's mayor. Before a week had passed, two blizzards had walloped the city, dropping nearly 4 feet of snow.
Once a reticent legislator, Rawlings-...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 2:21 PM
For months now, members of the Baltimore City Council have been telling Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake what they'd like to see when she draws new boundaries for their districts.
Staffers say the redistricting plan she is scheduled to unveil Monday...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:26 PM
A bargaining committee late Sunday struck an agreement that would give 4 percent annual raises to 700 Baltimore janitors after the office cleaners held a protest in downtown Baltimore earlier this month.
The office cleaners, members of the Service...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:41 PM
Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million — far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers, according to an economic impact survey released this week.
In their report, two Maryland professors also found about three-...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:46 PM
City Councilman Warren Branch knows that the pavement in front of Lucinda Saunders' East Baltimore rowhouse is cracked and that the 75-year-old retiree can't afford a $300 fine from the city.
Branch is familiar with her plight because he was in Saunders'...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:56 PM
After weeks of negotiations and a protest downtown, the union representing about 700 Baltimore janitors has approved a new contract granting 4 percent annual pay raises.
Union members passed the agreement unanimously, spokeswoman Julie Karant said in an...