Virginia Catherine Ruth, who deciphered and encoded messages during World War II, prepared meals for prisoners from her Dundalk kitchen and cared for children removed from their parents’ custody, died July 31, 2019 of heart and lung failure. She was 95.
Baltimore’s chief brand officer Sarah Schaffer rallied her team at Visit Baltimore early Saturday, almost immediately after President Donald Trump punched “Tweet” on his electronic missive denigrating Charm City.
The fight for Baltimore City Council president is on now that Bernard C. "Jack" Young has become the city's 51st mayor after the resignation of Catherine Pugh. And the final faceoff may come down to council members Sharon Green Middleton and Brandon Scott.
Baltimore's 51st mayor — Bernard C. "Jack" Young — spends his first full day on the job in Detroit for an economic development conference. With his phone ringing nonstop, Young said the city government is still fighting crime and council members are "making sure that things are getting done."
Baltimore City Council members are introducing legislative reforms that would give them power to force a mayor from office. Kristerfer Burnett is the lead sponsor of a charter amendment that would allow the council to remove the mayor for incompetency with a three-fourths vote of the council.
The City Council will consider changing Baltimore’s charter amid the scandal over Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh’s sale of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s series. One of the proposals would allow the council to remove a mayor.
After Baltimore’s wettest year on record, housing advocates are seeking more protections for low-income tenants battling mold in their rental homes — and a city councilman is calling for a hearing on the problem.
One in five households in the Baltimore area rely on check cashing services, payday lenders and pawn shop loans rather than bank accounts — leaving them to cobble together a patchwork of services estimated to cost up to $40,000 over a lifetime, fees many say are avoidable and unnecessary.
When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh temporarily steps down at midnight Monday, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will take over as ex officio mayor. The 64-year-old married father of two has served on the council for 21 years, leading the body as president since 2010.
A sweeping package of bills being considered by the General Assembly would change how child support payments are determined by Maryland courts. The legislation would affect “hundreds of thousands” of people who depend on the child support system when parents split up.
Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced a property tax cut for Baltimore homeowners that would roll the rate back to the lowest it has been in a half-century. By 2021, Pugh plans to drop the effective rate for owner-occupied homes to under 2 percent — or $1.99 per $100 of assessed property value.
When Letrice Gant helped organize Baltimore’s peace movement Ceasefire, she didn’t know the devastating pain of a killing first-hand. That changed Wednesday when Gant’s 21-year-old niece Kaylyn High was shot in the head on E. 22nd Street near Guilford Avenue, the untended target of gunfire.
Catonsville-based Erickson Living Management allegedly violated an anti-discrimination law when it fired an employee, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Baltimore housing department has a new framework for community development using targeted impact areas and new investment funds, under a plan to be released Wednesday by the Pugh administration. Commissioner Michael Braverman said the housing department is zeroed in on addressing blight.
The Kushner Cos., a firm run by White House adviser Jared Kushner's family, just purchased 6,000 properties in Maryland and Virginia, adding to an already sizable real estate holding in the Mid-Atlantic region.
A major redevelopment project in East Baltimore's neighborhood is spurring investment in nearby vacant rowhouses. People in the community say they think a revival is underway with investment from the Food Hub and American Brewery building to the $1.8 billion East Baltimore Development Inc. project.
Eric Randall Jr. collects sneakers, deodorizes them, strips off scuffs and paints them in a rainbow of colors. In that way, he said he is spreading goodness one pair at a time in his West Baltimore neighborhood.