| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Lawyers representing developers of the former Solo Cup and Middle River Depot properties asked the Baltimore County elections board Friday to reject petitions for a referendum to overturn zoning votes, saying the signatures were obtained by fraud.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him.
A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Avery Aisenstark, the chief adviser to the Baltimore City Ethics Board, recently performed outside legal work on behalf of two developers who do business with the city. He insists that he did nothing illegal or unethical, but some outside watchdogs are...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:13 PM
The state's largest casino plans to hire hundreds of dealers and install 150 table games, with some taking wagers of up to $10,000, Maryland Live officials said Wednesday in the first detailed announcement since voters legalized such games last week....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years.
"I really believe the City...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The first Baltimore location of Nando's Peri-Peri, an informal Afro-Portuguese restaurant specializing in flame-grilled chicken, will open on Baltimore and Paca streets on March 20. The location is close by the University of Maryland and around the corner...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Many were off work because of a snowstorm that never came, so they went to Hollywood Casino, tucked off Interstate 95, in search of games they thought they'd never see here: blackjack, roulette, craps and poker.
For the first time Wednesday and about...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:26 AM
Developers and shopping center owners contributed nearly $600,000 in the rejected bid to overturn Baltimore County Council votes on zoning issues, according to financial reports.
If successful, the referendum drive would have allowed county voters to...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:12 PM
For the fifth year in a row, Del. Eric M. Bromwell has introduced a bill to authorize slot machines at BWI Marshall Airport
It's Bromwell's attempt to infuse the state treasury — specifically the Transportation Trust Fund — with gambling...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:10 PM
There's a good reason that a majority of Marylanders in a recent poll for The Baltimore Sun said they opposed the expansion of casino gambling in the state: We're pretty much grossed out by the whole thing.
Politics is a messy business, but the...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:37 PM
A year ago, Hope Tarr found herself marveling at a new beer garden inBrooklyn.
Tarr, who co-created an iPhone app that tracks beer gardens in New York City, had grown up in Baltimore listening about these outdoor promised lands where German suds flowed...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The Cordish Company just announced that Maryland Live, its Arundel Mills "gaming and entertainment facility," will include a Bobby Flay restaurant, if the plan is approved by voters. Flay is shown here at Bobby Flay Steak, his first steakhouse, which........