| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack, who has been grappling with allegations of racism in his department, announced Tuesday that he is promoting two African-American officers to be his top deputies.
Clack, who is white, said he promoted the two assistant...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:41 PM
For more than a year, authorities believe, Steven "J.R." Blackwell Jr. was at the center of a street war with a rival faction that saw as many as two dozen people shot across Baltimore.
In an empty federal courtroom Wednesday, the 27-year-old Blackwell,...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 8:15 AM
I wanted to scream after reading the editorial about Ron Smith on Friday ("The voice of reason," Nov. 25). To say The Sun's editorial board is not often in agreement with Ron in matters of politics and government is a given. Ron's ideas are reasonable and...
| Nov 30, 2011
Tom Kerr was president of the old Hampden Businessmen's Association in 1972, when Gov. William Donald Schaefer asked him to organize the Hampden Mayor's Christmas Parade.
Although Schaefer was a Democrat and Kerr a Republican, Kerr was a big supporter...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison after admitting to a wide-ranging pattern of corruption that permeated virtually every level of county government from health to...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:01 AM
Former Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick's defense in the case of a campaign robocall telling voters to "relax" and not go to the polls appears to center on the idea that he is an honest man of integrity. So one of the marquee witnesses on his behalf is:...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hopes to attract 10,000 families to Baltimore in the next decade — which would reverse more than a half-century of population decline — and would like to serve at least one more term beyond the one she begins...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:57 PM
In her inaugural address Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exhorted Baltimoreans to "pitch in and do their part" to improve the city and draw new residents despite economic challenges.
Speaking in a light rain outside City Hall, Rawlings-Blake, 41,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Baltimore's top financial officer and longtime budget writer said Monday he will retire from city government, the first Cabinet-level departure since Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won the Democratic primary this month.
Though not a household name,...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 6:43 PM
For certain religious oenophiles, Wednesday's dinner presented an interesting question:
"What wine goes with services?" wondered Arnold Weiner.
Judging from the crowd gathered Wednesday night at Oregon Ridge Park for the popular al fresco Rosh Hashana...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:34 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has increased overtime spending over the past year amid a struggle to fill vacancies, according to data obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The city spent 40 percent more in the fiscal year through June compared with the year...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:09 PM
A family that unsuccessfully sued Baltimore police officers who arrested a 7-year-old boy for illegally riding a dirt bike in 2007 received a fair civil trial in Howard County, the state's second-highest court has ruled.
The family had hoped to collect...