| May 4, 2012
| 6:10 PM
With a half-dozen key resignations at Baltimore City Hall, some political observers say they're concerned about the recent loss of institutional knowledge in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration.
Since the fall, the city's budget director,...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:25 AM
With Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III planning to leave the city in August, after having served 31 years on the force, and five as chief, we put together a time line of his tenure:
May 1981 — Bealefeld joins the city...
| May 5, 2012
| 2:28 PM
However Baltimore's plain-spoken police commissioner is remembered, when he departs on the first day of August, he will leave his successor a challenging target.
The number 200.
That is the standard by which Frederick H. Bealefeld III's successor will...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Baltimore officials said Wednesday that they plan to bring together a panel of experts and hire an outside firm in their search for the city's next police commissioner, even as two potential candidates got an audition of sorts before the City Council....
| May 17, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Despite financing more than $140 million city contracts in the past 12 years, donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and being a member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inner circle, J.P. Grant III has largely avoided the...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
For the past three years, Maryland has experienced an unprecedented crime wave of political corruption. The only comparable period in memory would be the 1970s, when a governor was jailed and a sitting U.S. vice president (who had served as governor and...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young plans to unveil a plan Monday that he says will prevent fire companies and recreation centers from closing, double funding for youth summer jobs and after-school programs and lessen...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young unveiled a plan Monday that he says would allow all of the city's fire companies and recreation centers to remain open, despite a budget shortfall.
Young says the city also could double funding for...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Though neither is known for joking around, beleagured restaraunteur Denise Whiting and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele will be among those competing for the title of Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity.
The Cafe Hon owner and the former face of the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Remember former Mayor Sheila Dixon's Jimmy Choo shoes and closetful of fur coats? Who could forget — except, perhaps, Washington, D.C., City Council President Kwame R. Brown, who resigned from office this week after federal prosecutors charged him...
| Jun 10, 2012
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named an advisory panel to assist in the search for the city's next police commissioner following the retirement of Frederick H. Bealefeld III.
The mayor's office said the panel will conduct interviews of...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Maryland's former LG was spotted today by POLITCO having lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. with funny man Pauly Shore.
Shore has some upcoming gigs at the 9:30 Club, but the D.C.-centered website failed to mention that Michael Steele is also...