| May 1, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Esther Bonnet, 100, is always thinking about new plans for Action in Maturity — as she has since she co-founded the transportation service for seniors more than 40 years ago.
During a recent visit from Elizabeth Briscoe, AIM's executive director,...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Area billboard companies are speaking out against a proposed tax introduced this week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
In a hearing before the City Council's taxation committee Thursday, the global billboard firm Clear Channel Outdoor offered to give...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday, hoping their joyful noise would reach the team preparing to take on the Yankees in New York City in the third game of the American League Division Series.
"We're sending a...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Mention valet parking in Little Italy to Justin Duvall, and he'll rattle off stories of valet drivers clogging traffic, parking cars in residential spots and blocking off public spaces with cones.
"I've moved cones before," said Duvall, 29, a lifelong...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Turns out the wheels of government move faster than you might think.
Among the 2.5 million speed camera violations issued in the last three years to vehicles in and around Baltimore, thousands were mailed to the same government that issued the tickets....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. representatives said Thursday, Oct. 4 they are formulating a plan to address complaints of constant power outages on several streets in Roland Park, not just during the June 29 derecho storm, but long before and after it.
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:23 PM
State and city lawmakers sharply criticized the Baltimore school system Monday after a searing audit called attention to a lack of oversight on school spending.
Elected officials said they were deeply concerned by the preliminary audit report, which...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:00 PM
GED and adult literacy instructors in Baltimore are grateful to Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke for being attentive to the challenges faced by city residents in gaining employment and admission to college as evidenced in the recent hearing regarding the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Fearful that redevelopment of the Rotunda would make it more difficult to park on side streets, Hampden residents are asking Baltimore City to designate a new Residential Permit Parking area near the mall.
But Hampden merchants on The Avenue are leery of...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The City Council adopted a resolution Monday formally asking Baltimore police to create a system for posting active 911 responses online.
Police officials raised concerns last month about their ability to create such a system, which would post active...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
City public works officials say they are adjusting water bills for Baltimore public schools after several were overbilled this year by thousands of dollars — including one school whose bill rose nearly $200,000.
The school system, meanwhile, has...