| 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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Marcus Clary beams when he shows off his new home by the Inner Harbor.
The place isn't much, just an orange tent under a blue tarp that fits four, but it's the best digs by far he's had in three weeks. Before, he was at a homeless shelter.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:25 PM
At a time when campaigns in Baltimore usually are over, candidates in two City Council races are spending thousands of dollars battling to win the Nov. 8 general election.
In East Baltimore's 13th District, Councilman Warren Branch has spent more than...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:58 PM
Organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix are grappling with mounting financial problems, including a missed loan payment to the state and lawsuits alleging nearly $1.6 million in unpaid bills — raising questions about their ability to host next year's...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 5:28 PM
The IndyCar racing organization joined city officials on Thursday in demanding change at the financially embattled company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix, characterizing it as disorganized and calling for it to be restructured as it addresses unpaid...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:49 PM
City officials are calling the Baltimore Grand Prix an economic success, but a new study conducted for the city's tourism arm suggests that it funneled far less money to local businesses than race organizers predicted.
The report for Visit Baltimore,...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Voters who cast ballots in Tuesday's general election will have a chance to weigh in on two issues concerning the city's younger residents.
One of the charter amendments would put aside money for repairing and building schools, an initiative inspired...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Members of the Republican, Green and Libertarian parties are often divided by strong ideological differences in national politics. But in Baltimore, their candidates emphatically agree on at least one thing: They're fed up with the Democratic dominance of...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:10 PM
City officials threatened Monday to end their contract with the company that staged the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix race, saying it owed the city more than $1.5 million — a development that casts doubt on the future of the three-day racing...