| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
To Wojtek, that...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 1:16 PM
On the day Exelon's gleaming new office tower opens on Harbor Point, I wonder if anyone will remind the company, "You didn't build that."
Remember the hubbub during the 2012 campaign when President Barack Obama said that?
His point was that successful...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration is asking the City Council to approve more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a large waterfront development that will house energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters.
But some council members...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Hours before introducing legislation Monday to the City Council that asks for more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for a large waterfront development near Harbor East, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released hard numbers to justify the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events.
Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As managing director of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), I've been keenly aware of several recent developments in the relationship between the arts and culture community and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration. Actions taken by city...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9.
Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:21 PM
In response to a system that many believed had long failed young black boys, a school began to take shape seven years ago in a small East Baltimore neighborhood.
The Bluford Drew Jemison Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy would...
| 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...