| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform.
At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, the longtime Baltimore City Council clerk who had been a Democratic stalwart throughout his life, died Sunday of complications from kidney failure at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. He was 101.
"I knew Mr....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:27 AM
When Antonio Hayes went to the July meeting of the Hampden Community Council, it wasn't for the debate on a controversial Baltimore City Council bill to create a Residential Permit Parking Area near the Rotunda mall.
Hayes didn't go to the community...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development.
That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday.
A panel is still in the process of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
So, Hampdenfest 2014?
Some of you may be wondering what's going on with that. First it was happening, then it wasn't, now it is again. Being one of the organizers, I'm in a somewhat unique position to be able to explain what happened, why and what's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Having canceled Hampdenfest 2014 on Sept. 13 because of a conflict with Sailabration, organizers now are looking to Sept. 20 as a new date for the popular local festival.
"We're on for Sept. 20," Benn Ray, president of the Hampden Village Merchants...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:39 AM
A developer wants to build 29 row houses on the site of an old warehouse near The Avenue in Hampden, prompting concerns by merchants about the effect on Hampden's already worrisome parking problem.
The three-story attached single-family row houses...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:14 PM
City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore.
In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:14 AM
The first time we met Emily Zappulla, she was dragging her children, William, 4, and Katelyn, 1, to the Eddie's of Roland Park grocery store on Roland Avenue on a sled after a snow storm in February.
"Fun for them, a lot of work for Mommy," she said...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone.
But Harwood residents see it as...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
City, community and business leaders scrambled Wednesday to find a way to keep Hampdenfest 2014 from being canceled because of a conflict with Sailabration.
"Everything is fluid," said Hampdenfest co-organizer Benn Ray, president of the Hampden...