Mayor Catherine Pugh made her first appearance in Annapolis as a legislative witness Tuesday as she asked her former colleagues in the legislature to return control of Baltimore school board appointments to City Hall for the first time in 20 years.
Baltimore school officials are asking state and city lawmakers for $65 million to shrink their $130 million budget deficit and avert the possible layoff or more than 1,000 employees. But schools CEO Sonja Santelises said she has "no firm commitments" from Annapolis or City Hall.
On the wall in City Hall next to the Board of Estimates room are tributes to great men in Baltimore's history: Portraits of Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Kweisi Mfume and Dr. Ben Carson, among others.
Key members of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration learned about city police's air surveillance program only as a business magazine published an extensive report, or in the days surrounding the article's release.
If the Baltimore City Council is serious about boosting funding for youth after-school programs it needs to redouble efforts to negotiate a compromise with the Rawlings-Blake administration and knock off the talk about government shutdowns.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said moving the power to nominate the members of the Baltimore liquor board to city elected officials will provide more accountability for residents facing tension over local bars and stores that sell alcohol.
Elizabeth Embry tries to make a 20-minute sale to the 50 potential voters jammed inside Bertha's dining room: She's a fixer driven to make city government work the same for people in West Baltimore as it does for residents of Roland Park.
Howard Libit, the top spokesman for Baltimore's mayor, is leaving City Hall to become director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, a non-profit that advocates on issues of concern to the Jewish community.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday said she supports the federal complaint filed by a coalition of civil rights groups against the Hogan administration, contending that its killing of Baltimore's Red Line light rail project discriminates against African-Americans.
In the days leading up to the announcement of a verdict in the Officer William Porter trial, headlines declared a city "on edge." Out-of-town police, complete with armored trucks and riot gear, milled about Druid Hill Park in preparation. Residents feared a repeat of April's violence while activists anticipated a swift crackdown on their first amendment rights.
Six Baltimore councilmen, two state senators and the city's police and fire chiefs joined the group's president and CEO at a news conference at City Hall Monday afternoon to call for at least 100 more Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors to apply by the end of the month, a campaign dubbed "Bmore, Be BIG."
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has closed the balcony above council chambers in City Hall, just days after protesters disrupted a City Council hearing on the appointment of Kevin Davis as the city's police commissioner and staged an overnight sit-in from the space.
Baltimore police arrested more than a dozen demonstrators at City Hall before dawn on Friday, after an hours-long, sit-in protest from the council chambers balcony over policing tactics and Kevin Davis' appointment as commissioner.