| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Baltimore police want to model a homicide prevention program after the city of Milwaukee, open a new center to hold youths who break curfew and use $1.2 million in city gambling revenue to pay for overtime and staffing in high-crime areas.
Those are some...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The city's proposed 10-cent bag tax was unwarranted and burdensome to the citizens of Baltimore ("City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee," Jan 27).
I along with most of my neighbors in Belair-Edison reuse or recycle our plastic and paper bags. The...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Two of Baltimore's top elected officials objected Wednesday to the administration's plan for choosing outside auditors to monitor large agencies, such as police and public works.
Officials with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration told the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:12 PM
When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location.
As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration took a step Wednesday toward launching a new speed camera system as officials hired a consultant to assess up to 50 possible sites — over the objections of the City Council president.
The Board of Estimates, which...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Baltimore’s spending panel approved a lease agreement Wednesday for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore to take over the now-empty third floor of the Waxter Center.
The lease was protested by about two dozen...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Baltimore will open several year-round, 24-hour centers to enforce the city's curfew for children and teens and connect troubled youths to services under a plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled Monday in her State of the City address.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore City Public Schools were at a critical juncture last May when Tisha Edwards was appointed to lead the system on an interim basis.
Over the past half-dozen years, the school system has made steady progress toward improving graduation rates,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The city's spending panel on Wednesday is slated to approve $9.7 million more to overhaul the city's huge water-meter system — on top of $83.5 million approved last year for the project.
The Board of Estimates is expected to authorize a contract...