| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:21 PM
City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
| 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 4, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far.
Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempted to quiet growing calls from the City Council for an independent audit of the city's troubled property tax program, saying Tuesday that her administration's reforms should be given more time to yield results.
| 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....