| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.
In January, city schools CEO Andrés Alonso...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that charging residents for trash collection would actually help the city attract new residents because it could reduce its property tax rate.
Defending a hotly debated proposal in her State of the City...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:58 PM
A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore is garnering increased support among community members who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer.
The zoning change, part of the city's first zoning...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It's taken about three years of wrangling, but Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally turned over a year of its financial books to city auditors.
"I'm not jumping up and down yet," Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the council's...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:26 PM
For minutes on end New Year's Eve night, the names and ages of 216 men, women and children who were killed in Baltimore in 2012 were read out loud on the steps of the city's War Memorial — a somber recap of a violent year in which homicides rose....
| Jan 5, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Activists, public officials and residents gathered Saturday outside an east Baltimore liquor store — where a man was severely beaten on Christmas Day — to protest violent attacks on gay people
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The Baltimore City Council on Monday granted preliminary approval to more than $20 million in tax breaks for the long-stalled "Superblock" development.
The council's unanimous vote provides for $22.1 million in tax breaks to the developer, Lexington...
| 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,"...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Seawall Development Corp., a force in Remington as a builder of affordable teacher housing and a rehabber of abandoned row houses, has signed a contract to purchase an 11-acre site where an ill-fated shopping center with a Wal-Mart store was planned....