| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Smoking near a playground, swimming pool or ball field in Baltimore could bring a fine of up to $500 under a ban the City Council approved Monday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign the legislation, which would make Baltimore the latest...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Putting on his knee and elbow pads at "pool" side in Roosevelt Park, Bob Pribble, a silver-haired employee of a hedge fund management firm, didn't fit the stereotype of a skateboarding enthusiast.
But Pribble, 49, of Annapolis, said he has been...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:41 AM
Bill Henry paints an unflattering image of the influential state senator he's trying to unseat.
Joan Carter Conway, he says, doesn't attend enough community meetings. She has a history of siding with special interests. And, he contends, she has let...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland.
That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Some future city workers will receive a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than traditional pensions under a sweeping plan approved Monday by the City Council.
The legislation — the result of a deal struck by Baltimore unions and Mayor...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The $7 million Crittenton town house project has won city approval for revised zoning variances.
The Baltimore City Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board on Tuesday voted 4-0, with one member absent, to grant variances to developer John Brooks for 15-...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions — all vacant — from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades.
Shrinking the size of the police...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Baltimore's school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $1.3 billion budget that has drawn backlash from schools and lawmakers for its program cuts, and has led the board to consider overhauling a local funding formula that left some high schools...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:24 PM
A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would allow the city's growing food truck industry to operate in more places.
The rewritten bill is an about-face from an earlier version of the legislation, which sought to...