| 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,"...
| 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....
| May 18, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Three members of a key City Council committee say they oppose Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to more than double the city's bottle tax — enough to kill the bill.
That has angered supporters of the bill, who accuse Councilman Carl Stokes,...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Rhonda Wimbish says she has been battling Baltimore officials over a $300 water bill — more than six times her normal rate — for more than a year.
Now Wimbish, a single mother of a disabled child, says her West Baltimore home is scheduled...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:22 AM
Baltimore residents who are frustrated over high or unusual water bills will have a chance to vent to city officials Wednesday afternoon.
A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a contentious resolution asking MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake to...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is proposing to close more than half of Baltimore's small neighborhood pools this summer to trim costs — a plan some City Council members say they will fight.
While the city's six large pools in public parks, such...
| 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...