| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Baltimore officials are considering a proposal by City Councilman Brandon M. Scott to set an earlier curfew to keep unsupervised young people from hanging out in the streets until all hours of the night. It's an idea that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Top city leaders are supporting an effort to tighten Baltimore's curfew law that could require children younger than 14 to be off the street as early as 9 p.m.
Councilman Brandon M. Scott introduced legislation Monday that would abolish the city's...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore officials voted Wednesday to raise water and sewer rates by 42 percent over three years, despite residents who pleaded for relief and a city audit that called the increase "higher than necessary."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who controls...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's policy director said Friday he is resigning from his post at City Hall to take a job in the private sector.
Ryan O'Doherty has served as Rawlings-Blake's chief spokesman for five years, since her time as City Council...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:16 AM
The first of four new Baltimore recreation centers will open Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the converted pavilion in Clifton Park.
The Rita R. Church Community Center, named for the late councilwoman, features a computer room, large...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
A small but vocal group of community leaders rallied Monday morning on a west Baltimore street corner to pressure Coppin State University and its contractors to hire more neighborhood residents during construction of an $87 million science and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity."
About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake begins her nationwide search for a new fire chief, some city and fire union officials are urging her to focus on qualified candidates from within the department.
The city has hired Florida-based Gans, Gans & Associates...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Baltimore businesses, homeowners and nonprofits took on new financial responsibility July 1 with enactment of the city's Stormwater Remediation Fee ordinance. Much media has been generated around the unfunded mandate handed down from Annapolis to the 10...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...