| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:35 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is planning to hire an outside consultant to develop a "three- to five-year strategic plan" to help streamline the agency and improve crime fighting, city documents show.
The consultant group that is awarded the contract...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:27 AM
The Maryland State Highway Administration is hosting a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 designed to gather community input about sidewalks along North Charles Street near the city/county line.
"I know this is a priority for community leaders in the Bellona/...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:11 PM
As part of her push to increase Baltimore's population, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to introduce legislation to the City Council next week that will provide generous tax breaks to builders of apartment buildings downtown and in six other...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players.
The proposals have...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Area billboard companies are speaking out against a proposed tax introduced this week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
In a hearing before the City Council's taxation committee Thursday, the global billboard firm Clear Channel Outdoor offered to give...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Three members of a key City Council committee say they oppose Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to more than double the city's bottle tax — enough to kill the bill.
That has angered supporters of the bill, who accuse Councilman Carl Stokes,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is proposing to close more than half of Baltimore's small neighborhood pools this summer to trim costs — a plan some City Council members say they will fight.
While the city's six large pools in public parks, such...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Larry Smith was a member of Boy Scout Troop 133 in 1939. Smith, now 83 and a retired insurance agent, was the oldest member in attendance Sunday at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church as the Govans troop celebrated its 75th anniversary as one...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:24 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is urging Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to abandon the troubled Baltimore Grand Prix and focus on "core issues that impact the quality of life for all Baltimoreans."
In an op-ed article submitted to The...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A small, vacant lot near Belvedere Square is causing a big stir as Baltimore City prepares to sell it after backing out of a previous sale.
The vacant lot, located at 431 Hutchins Ave., was the subject of a bidding war last year between a church, which...