| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke.
The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The Baltimore city council president was among several politicians from the city to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign Saturday.
The Brown campaign rolled out the endorsements at an event to open a campaign office in Baltimore....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains.
The two planned to grab...
| 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.
| 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.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| 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,...
| 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...