| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Every so often a vote is cast that defines a politician, and one is about to be cast.
On Monday, Oct 6 the Baltimore City Council will vote to accept or reject the decision of a committee formed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and chaired...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Nine candidates on Monday called the selection process to chose a new City Council member for Baltimore’s 11th District an “insult” — and demanded a new vote.
In a letter sent to the members of the City Council, nine of 14...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
The committee tasked with filing a vacant City Council seat listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates with a wide range of experiences.
But when it came time to debate their relative merits, there was little...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat.
A committee of community leaders, appointed by Young,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...