| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt took a jumbo check to the city's Board of Estimates meeting Wednesday to represent the $2.8 million she says the city has wasted since June on its outdated, expensive phone system.
It was the second time in three...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year.
But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:18 PM
A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Paul Capriolo and the crew at Social Growth Technologies are looking forward to graduation, having spent years getting ready for the world outside this one-story beige building in Columbia. The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship is not a school, but...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress.
"I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in...
| Mar 9, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's technology chief said Friday he's drafting an "alternative plan" to overhaul the city government's outdated, expensive phone system.
The strategy? Get out of the phone business.
"I'm not convinced, strategically, it...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96.
James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A Baltimore circuit judge on Wednesday dismissed Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit that alleged the Rawlings-Blake administration was illegally installing a new municipal phone system.
In an oral ruling, Judge Pamela J. White said she couldn't find...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to hire a consultant in an attempt to save money on the city's outdated phone system — even as agencies say they've identified nearly 1,200 unused phone lines that cost the city $670,000 annually....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Jeanne Kozlowski dances for her husband.
After a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, Craig Kozlowski passed away in October 2011. When Kozlowski dances in the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Maryland's Memory Ball April 14, she said, it'll be...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Winifred "Wink" Jonas of Webster Village near Havre de Grace has the distinction of being the first mathematician at Aberdeen Proving Ground to work with the world's first practical computer.
In recognition of her accomplishments and her contributions to...