| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Two months before the start of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the race's organizers, desperate for cash, entered into a $1.1 million loan they believed was necessary to save the event.
But the two-month loan — which allowed the lender to collect more...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The Baltimore City Council's Land Use and Transportation Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would enable sports apparel maker Under Armour to double the size of its Locust Point headquarters, hire hundreds more workers and help retain the city's...
| 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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:41 PM
As much as any 5-year-old could be, Jake Owen was a fixture in South Baltimore. He hung out at the pool, played on the soccer team and ran through Riverside Park, an expanse of green across the street from his rowhouse.
The kindergartner, who was...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:25 PM
When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note.
The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Baltimore officials are conducting a swift and informal search for a new team to manage the city's Grand Prix race — and are declining to explain how or by what criteria they are making decisions.
After severing the contract late last month with...
| 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...
| 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...