| 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...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Campaigning on foot along a stretch of tidy brick rowhouses in East Baltimore, joined by a small entourage of family members, campaign consultants and volunteers, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young rarely needs an introduction.
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Baltimore City Council members introduced a bill Monday that they say would close the "loophole" that allowed contractors to cut down dozens of trees along city streets without proper public notification in preparation for the Baltimore Grand Prix....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Dozens of union janitors and their supporters rallied at the Inner Harbor on Wednesday evening to call for higher wages.
The office cleaners, members of the Service Employees International Union, have been negotiating a new contract since Sept. 8 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...