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  • 15 apply for vacant City Council seat

    15 apply for vacant City Council seat
    Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  - Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore...
  • Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise

    Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise
    The city's plan to award Baltimore Arena naming rights to the Royal Farms chain of convenience stores drew praise Tuesday as a pairing almost as good as Western fries and chicken, though some questioned the need to place another corporate logo on a...
  • Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

    Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets. A police surveillance camera operator...
  • 120 youths picked up in tougher city curfew's first month

    120 youths picked up in tougher city curfew's first month
    In the first month of Baltimore's tough new youth curfew, about four kids a night were picked up by police — a smaller-than-expected number that supporters say shows the law is working. City officials say the figures — which show that police...
  • Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?

    Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?
    How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our...
  • Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates

    Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the money race against potential future political opponents with more than $350,000 on hand, a review of the most recent campaign finance reports shows. Rawlings-Blake, who is up for re-election in November 2016,...
  • Redflex lobbying Baltimore for traffic camera contract

    Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in...
  • Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]

    Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]
    I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would...
  • City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs

    City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs
    The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
  • Next stop: A more attractive ride

    Next stop: A more attractive ride
    A collapsed house. An abandoned warehouse furred with vines. Block after block of vacant homes, shattered windows framing blackness. Then, the tunnel and the train platform. The mix of shuttered industrial spaces and faded neighborhoods that flank the...
  • John J. Ray, BGE administrator

    John J. Ray, BGE administrator
    John J. Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore, died July 12 of acute myeloid leukemia at his Parkville home. He was 82....
  • Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

    Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job
    Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati — the latest of at least six high-level departures from City Hall in a year. A Park Heights native, Black had been the city’s finance director for...