| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million.
The city received...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday.
Termination of the contract with Brekford Corp....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Baltimore City taxpayers are now the proud owners of 155 speed cameras and 81 red light cameras, none of which are currently operable. For a mere $600,000 (on top of $2.2 million for the cameras themselves), Baltimore has ended its relationship with a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that troubled Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors.
"You don't cut your nose off to spite your face,"...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are becoming increasingly angry as they wait for the Department of Public Works to finish water and sewer line repair projects that have clogged the commercial 3600 block of Falls Road and nearby streets...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis.
"Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip,"...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties.
Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:27 AM
For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Many city taxi riders will see the cost of their trips increase by 25 cents starting next week, as the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a plan by taxi companies to pass a new city tax on to their customers.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The Baltimore City Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the planned, Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station shopping center, rejecting pleas by critics to send the project back to the City Council for reconsideration. One commissioner...