| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Earlier this year, Baltimore Police made rare use of its Twitter account to float a policy proposal: "We are thinking about moving the juvenile curfew time to 10 pm," the message read. "What do you think?"
Within days, Police Commissioner Anthony...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Early Saturday morning, Officer Vinny Julio stood in the intersection of Chase and Washington streets, idly twirling a wooden police baton on his first assignment since graduating from the police academy the day before.
The streets were quiet on...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Baltimore's government on Wednesday sold land for $1 to a developer promising to restore the long-vacant Parkway Theatre on North Avenue.
The city's Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, approved the sale of three...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Thanks to The Sun and to City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young for a great column on how to make our youth smarter and happier and our city safer ("More police isn't the answer for Baltimore," Oct. 3).
It makes both social and financial sense...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:42 AM
A program that offers job training to Baltimoreans 55 and older is expanding.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers paid training slots at government agencies and nonprofits to eligible city residents. City and state officials are...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:41 AM
The recent announcement that Baltimore received $1.25 million from the federal government to hire 10 police officers was met with praise in some corners of our city.
After months of violent outbursts this summer that claimed too many lives and left many...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that the persistence of tax bill errors is a "serious problem," even as criticism of her administration grew over errors that have caused the cash-strapped city to miss out on revenue.
Rawlings-Blake said she is...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:35 AM
As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
| 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...
| 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...