| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval on Monday to a proposal for a decade of tax breaks for Harbor Point, the future home of Exelon Corp.'s Baltimore headquarters.
Two council members, Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes, voted against including...
| 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...
| 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....