| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect.
The checks — which will...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired.
A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that troubled Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors.
"You don't cut your nose off to spite your face,"...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:38 PM
A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers.
A discussion about the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Members of the Baltimore City Council are joining the family of a man who died in police custody in their quest for answers, calling four months of official silence about how Tyrone West died "frustrating and unacceptable."
Police said in August that...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:55 PM
In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The City Council is considering delaying a controversial new tax on taxi, limousine and other livery services in Baltimore that business owners said they refuse to pay.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she will introduce a bill today that would delay by...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...