| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:16 PM
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently spoke the plain truth: "You can't grow jobs with slow Internet."
This simple statement is the best explanation for why Baltimore is examining how it can use existing city assets and smart investments...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Henry A. Minch, who had been assistant chief engineer for the Maryland Public Service Commission and a World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of heart failure at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville. He was 92.
The son of Frank Minch, a city...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure).
There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Former Laurel Mayor Percival Granville "Pete" Melbourne III could play all the angles.
As a 15-year-old student at Laurel High School in the 1940s, Melbourne, who didn't have a driver's license, purchased a pickup truck. While others may have used it...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Harford County is set to join the growing list of jurisdictions that will get BGE smart meters, officials from the power company told the County Council Tuesday.
BGE plans to start installation of smart meters, which identify energy consumption in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:35 PM
A revolt is brewing among Baltimore taxi and limo operators, who are protesting a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger that went into effect Oct. 1. The taxi owners claim the new tax will be difficult to collect and that they can't pass the additional...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will continue racking up labor endorsements of his 2014 run for governor Tuesday when he picks up the support of the largest union of state government employees.
Brown, a Democrat, will visit South Baltimore to accept the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A broad coalition of taxi, limousine and for-hire sedan companies in Baltimore say they will refuse to pay a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger in what they are calling a collective act of civil disobedience.
The first payments under the new tax, for...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Nov 3, 2013
James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad.
The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:51 PM
As the government shutdown drama was playing out in Washington, James Ward Morrow was shocked by some of the rhetoric he heard.
Morrow, a 49-year-old Democrat from Ellicott City who goes by the name Ward, said he's running for election as the District...