| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:24 AM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:01 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:14 PM
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....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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...