| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Bel Air town officials are eager the see the last of this winter's snow melt away and the temperatures warm up, as the first of the community's early spring activities are quickly approaching.
"It can't snow on St. Patrick's Day," Town Administrator...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I was not surprised to see Gov. Martin O'Malley fail to honor the state obligation to provide annual funding to the State Pension Plan to restore it to fiscal stability ("Franchot, Kopp fight transfer of pension money," Feb. 26). It is pretty consistent...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Bel Air Mayor Robert Reier joked at Monday night's town meeting that Public Works Director Randy Robertson could probably "write a book" on clearing snow from municipal streets, sidewalks and facilities with the latest snow that hit Monday.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:56 AM
"Oh, Baltimore, ain't it hard just to live?"
Nina Simone lamented in song about life in the city back in 1978, and not much has changed since then for the tens of thousands of residents who are living in poverty, are homeless or who are suffering...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When I read the articles about Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and pensions ("Judge orders Kamenetz to appear," April 23), I always refer back to a copy of a Baltimore Sun editorial from February 29, 2012 that I keep stapled to my office wall...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When Bawi Hlun heard his name called as the first winner of Howard County Housing's annual housing lottery, the Savage resident shot out of his seat in the packed Long Reach High School auditorium and flung up his arms in victory.
A second man sitting...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:51 PM
When a Belgian firm tried to sell a Baltimore manufacturer to a company that planned to take jobs elsewhere, the local employees saved their livelihoods by buying their employer.
Ten years later, another foreign company has stepped up to buy the company...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Baltimore unions and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have struck a deal on her latest sweeping pension change, which would switch some new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
The agreement -- which was passed by a...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Some of the biggest political contributors in recent elections don't appear on any list of the usual suspects; they are neither corporations, unions nor extremely wealthy individuals. Instead, they are new nonprofit organizations that have been granted...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:39 PM
A subsidiary of banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. will invest $67 million in Baltimore's Harbor Point development for a 90 percent stake in the 23-story skyscraper that is the planned regional headquarters of energy firm Exelon Corp., city officials...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Bel Air town employees and police officers will be required to contribute an additional 2.4 percent of their pay toward their pensions in 2014.
The Board of Town Commissioners voted Monday to approve the additional contribution for employees in both...