| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
A 27-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department is taking over as the new chief of police in Ocean City.
Lt. Col. Ross Buzzuro, a respected commander who began his career in Baltimore as a police cadet in 1985, will start the new job on July 2....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Some north Baltimore wine and liquor stores may have found a way around a proposed Baltimore City zoning change that could eventually ban them from the residential neighborhoods in which they are located.
Several stores in the Hampden and Charles...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is short almost one-sixth of the officers it should have as it girds for warmer weather and increased violence — prompting top brass to once again exceed their overtime budget to fill patrol cars.
"At the most...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Opponents of a planned town house development on the grounds of the historic Crittenton House in Hampden drove two hours to Calvert County on June 6, hoping to convince the Maryland Historical Trust to keep in place an easement that prohibits new...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
To Wojtek, that...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players.
The proposals have...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:35 AM
The good news for critics of a plan to develop the old Crittenton Home for Girls in Hampden is that the Maryland Historical Trust will hold a pubic hearing June 6 on whether to modify an easement that prohibits new construction on the site.
The bad news...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:36 AM
As Rotunda mall redeveloper Hekemian & Co. prepares for a final city hearing before the Baltimore City Planning Commission this week, the local Graul's chain of upscale grocery stores is emerging as a leading candidate to be the new grocer in the mall....
| Jan 21, 2013
A year ago, residents and their city councilwoman were in agreement that the city needed to go "back to the drawing board" on plans to renovate the Waverly Library.
But now, as the city prepares to break ground on the $3 million project later this year,...