| Jun 21, 2012
| 6:22 PM
The Baltimore City Council reversed course Thursday, rejecting millions of dollars in budget cuts it had endorsed earlier in the week, and passing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's original $2.3 billion spending plan.
The abrupt shift derailed $6...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Fifty Baltimore schools are so dilapidated or underused that they should be closed or rebuilt, according to a new report that also identified $2.45 billion in school infrastructure needs across the city. The findings, released Tuesday, were used by school...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:22 PM
The Baltimore City Council defeated legislation Monday aimed at requiring city agencies to be audited at least once every two years.
The council voted 8-7 against the measure sponsored by Councilman Carl Stokes, who appeared disheartened by the outcome....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 5:56 PM
City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:23 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 81 and north winds between 10 and 16 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of a threat of wildfires in the area Tuesday afternoon and...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Chicago's growing. Atlanta is too. New York added nearly 60,000 new residents.
But not Baltimore.
At a time when cities across the country are gaining population and young people are flocking to urban centers, Baltimore remains stuck in a decades-long...
| Jul 1, 2012
Baltimore's City Council this week voted down a proposed charter amendment that would have required that each city agency be audited every two years. And no wonder; such a proposal may be unprecedented in Maryland. A review of the charters of Anne...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Many of the hundreds gathered Tuesday at Mount Vernon's Washington Monument had their perceptions of safety shaken last week, after a double shooting that critically wounded a gregarious neighborhood ambassador and claimed the life of a recent...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 10:33 AM
They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots.
At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore City has a serious problem with run-down, antiquated school facilities. They represent a major impediment to progress in improving the education of Baltimore children and a drag on the city's efforts to shake off decades of decline....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Will a state or city leader with a clear set of well-considered priorities please stand up? Jill Carter and Carl Stokes are at it again ("Speed cameras yield $19.2 million," Sept. 12). I can't keep up with all the issues they keep raising.
Let me tell...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development has waived the affordable-housing requirement for the Lexington Square "Superblock" project, a development discussed Thursday at a meeting of the City Council's Taxation, Finance and Economic...