| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Baltimore's Virtual Supermarket is up and running for the first time in about nine months under a retooled program that makes free the delivery of groceries in one of the city's food deserts.
The city relaunched the program this month with two sites in...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story.
The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:01 PM
An investigation of two convenience stores, across the street from each other in a high crime corridor of Edgewood, resulted in the confiscation of suspected synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash during raids last month, the Harford County...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One man got up before daybreak and took two buses. Another rode his bicycle more than six miles to the top of the hill in Halethorpe, where a nondescript garage harbored hope.
Five men from Baltimore with criminal convictions had been offered job...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Commendations to Johns Hopkins Hospital and members of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East for their $15 per hour wage agreement ("Hopkins workers approve contract," July 12).
When wages are so low that workers cannot meet the basic needs of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The labor union representing service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital has given the medical institution notice that employees are prepared to strike next week if negotiations over wages remain deadlocked.
The notice issued by the 1199 SEIU United...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital plan to begin a four-day strike at the hospital Friday after contract negotiations with the East Baltimore medical institution broke down.
The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union, which...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon.
The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered Saturday at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-...