| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Teenage boys dart around a basketball court at North Baltimore's DeWees Recreation Center, calling to each other in the chilly fall air. Inside, younger kids in mud-stained football jerseys hover around a pool table and play video games. The floors are...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The guilty plea by former Prince George's County executive Jack Johnson revives an all-too-familiar story in Maryland: the corrupt county executive shaking developers down for kickbacks. In a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Mr. Johnson on Tuesday...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 3:35 AM
The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers. And, of course, the famous shoe incident.
Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians. On Thursday, seven comics and local...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is summoning Cabinet members for intense, one-on-one meetings with an eye toward a possible shake-up of city leadership, sources close to her say.
To prepare for the meetings, the mayor directed each agency head to...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:46 PM
City Councilman Warren Branch knows that the pavement in front of Lucinda Saunders' East Baltimore rowhouse is cracked and that the 75-year-old retiree can't afford a $300 fine from the city.
Branch is familiar with her plight because he was in Saunders'...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The results are in from Baltimore's latest survey of city residents, and the results should give those in City Hall some pause. In a nutshell, they show that the city is giving residents what they say they want, and it's getting results — only...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:17 PM
As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake embarks on a full four-year term after Tuesday's election victory, she faces the challenge of forging a legacy in a city grappling with decades of decline and years of financial shortfalls.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:29 AM
What would a hon do in this situation? Denise Whiting, the Café Hon owner who roiled a city by trademarking its signature term of endearment, who sought to micromanage the kitsch (and free speech) at a street festival, and who at various points claimed to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Ho hum is the only thing I came up with when I received my elections reminder card last weekend about yesterday's elections. I have never seen such a pitiful list of "contenders" for major political offices. I am normally "charged up" with at least one...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, the longest-serving commissioner in the city's recent history and who oversaw steep declines in the city's murder rate, is stepping down, the mayor's office announced.
| May 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III announced his resignation Thursday, ending a 31-year career on the force that included overseeing a steep decline in the murder rate — but left him exhausted by the pressures of the job....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79.
"Doris was really one of the...