| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal.
Proponents of the $1...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits.
The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Two of the city's top three elected officials are criticizing what they believe is an over-reliance on consultants within city government.
Both City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt voted against a $27 million on-...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| May 6, 2013
| 6:22 PM
As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.
Alonso's chief of staff, Tisha Edwards, will lead the system through the 2014 school...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A Baltimore City employee was killed Tuesday afternoon when police said a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall.
Matthew Hersl, 45, was the victim, family and friends said....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
A Baltimore city employee was killed Tuesday afternoon after a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall, according to police and the victim's family.
Matthew Hersl, an employee...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A car hurtled off the highway, fatally struck a pedestrian and overturned in front of City Hall and scores of downtown witnesses. A day later, police said the driver had walked free without charges.
Despite anger and outrage from those who knew Matt...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Maryland State Police arrested Monday the Baltimore man they say struck and killed a pedestrian last week in front of City Hall and charged him with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and a slew of drug offenses.
Police say Johnny Johnson, 43, had drugs in...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions are battling over the city's proposal to require firefighters to work longer hours — 24 hours straight, every three days.
The mayor says the move — which mirrors staffing trends in...