The Baltimore Police Department and City Hall would have us believe that it is impossible to manage overtime expenditures because they lack technology and still use paper time sheets. This is simply untrue. Rather, they refuse to try to control overtime and hold people accountable.
Baltimore's City Hall will undergo $17 million in renovations over the next decade. The building, constructed with marble from Cockeysville, needs patching, repointing and cleaning. The Pugh administration designated an initial $4 million toward the project.
One tool to reduce violent crime in Baltimore continues to be underused by City Hall and the state: greening vacant lots through the planting of grass, trees and other plants and then maintaining them.
City transportation director Michelle Pourciau endured more than an hour of criticism from the City Council Wednesday evening on her agency’s role in exacerbating the already bad congestion in downtown Baltimore.
As Baltimore continues to face record levels of violence, a senior police commander says it's time for the sheriff's office to do more to go out beyond its traditional at the city's courthouses. The incumbent says that's what he's been doing for the past seven years.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is seeking a sweeping exemption from city ethics rules to allow her to raise private money to fund public programs, a power her administration says she needs to help fill the struggling city’s coffers.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young wants city schools officials to explain why the convened a closed-door task force with little parent or student involvement to come up with recommendations on boosting enrollment.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a pair of bills at a City Hall ceremony Thursday. One bans the use of foam food containers in the city and the other stops restaurants from offering sodas and other sugary drinks as part of children's menus.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said Wednesday he is close to signing an agreement with a six-member panel — including two former Baltimore police detectives — to investigate the unsolved death of Det. Sean Suiter.
Students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute led a large crowd that stretched through blocks of downtown, through the Inner Harbor, for a local version of the national March For Our Lives protest Saturday.
At a recent City Council hearing, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa supported his "strong stance" on going after drug dealers in the city by citing overdoses among 11- and 12-year-olds all across the city. That's not happening. A police spokesman said it was "misspeak."
At a time when reforming the Baltimore Police Department is one of her top priorities, Mayor Catherine Pugh introduced as a new spokesman a former city police officer whose alleged conduct led to three lawsuits that cost city taxpayers nearly $80,000.
Jill P. Carter, the director of Baltimore’s Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, on Tuesday filed to run for state Senate against Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, who is facing federal corruption charges.
With all the talk coming out of City Hall these days about Baltimore’s image, I have been champing at the bit to share this take on the city from Andre Royo, aka Bubbles, one of the most richly-drawn characters on “The Wire.”
As part of her "holistic" approach to reducing violence, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has been meeting twice a month throughout 2017 with an expanding group of community leaders that has attracted a foundation grant to help it evolve as a formal advisory panel.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is seeking a contractor to help turn two large rooms in her office suite into a television studio, complete with green screen backdrops, a control room and multiple cameras — a project that could cost as much as $150,000.