| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Topping the list of the most expensive gifts Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake received last year is a $150 umbrella from Raindrops, a designer company that features chic rain gear with lacy pagodas, pinstripe ruffles and can-can parasols.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system.
The proposal has drawn criticism from local elected...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores.
Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Baltimore's spending board on Wednesday approved an agreement with CSX Transportation to split the cost of a new retaining wall to replace the one that collapsed in April along East 26th Street in Charles Village.
City Council President Bernard C....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development.
That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city.
The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill.
Bill Romani, president of the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Several Baltimore City Council members expressed skepticism Monday about a plan to sell some downtown parking garages, while others began lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration to claim funds from the sale for recreation centers in their districts....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:10 PM
"Laid-back" is how Chris McSherry, president of the Roland Park Civic League, described the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July Parade. It was so laid back that McSherry, shortly before the parade was set to start, was walking around, asking prominent...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic.
So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...