Baltimore's council president discusses plans to "unveil a bold new piece of legislation" known as the Children and Youth Investment Act, which would create a permanent funding stream to support outcome-based initiatives benefiting Baltimore's young people.
After spending $700 million over the past 13 years, the city of Baltimore plans to drop another $400 million to fix an aging, leaky sewer system that routinely fouls areas streams and the harbor with raw human waste. But less than four months before a court-ordered deadline, the overhaul is nowhere near done.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake identified four broad goals Monday for her remaining 15 months in office, including financing $136 million in improvements for recreation centers and pools and ensuring the $1 billion school construction plan is executed correctly.
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon kicked off her campaign for re-election Sunday with an ice cream social in Pigtown, saying she wants to address illegal dirt bikes, improve public transportation and foster mutual respect between police and the communities they serve.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, beleaguered by the death of Freddie Gray and the protests and rioting that followed, will announce at 10 a.m. Friday that she won't seek re-election, her spokesman confirmed.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration plans to pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million as a settlement for civil claims in his arrest and death — an extraordinary payment in a lawsuit against city police.
Baltimore officials have quietly awarded tax breaks worth millions to developers buying a dozen of the city's public housing complexes, some of which are being sold for far less than their state-assessed value.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she opposes Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's proposal to sell the city-owned Hilton Hotel — arguing the city could lose millions if officials sold now.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has removed embattled CitiStat Director Mark H. Grimes, who for the past 20 months has led the agency charged with monitoring and analyzing the local government's work.
The onslaught of violence in Baltimore this summer isn't only devastating the victims' families and friends — it's embarrassing the city on a national level, Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said.
Gov. Larry Hogan's top transportation officials will meet with elected leaders representing Baltimore Monday to discuss the city's mass transit needs in the aftermath of the governor's decision to scuttle the $2.9 billion Red Line.
In a recent Dan Rodricks' column, he offered three categories of Baltimoreans' views on Sheila Dixon's run for mayor. We suggest a subdivision of the "Bring Her Back" category: citizens who are not Dixon loyalists and are disappointed by her ethical lapses, but consider her petty personal avarice outweighed by her greater public virtues. Let us compare her to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said the Homicide Review Commission that she withdrew her office's support from earlier this year was a waste of money because law enforcement officials already know what is driving the city's huge spike in killings: drugs, gangs and "turf wars."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is again calling on the City Council to consider her year-old plan to sell four city-owned parking garages to raise money for improvements to recreation centers and pools.
Baltimore officials say in newly disclosed documents they will take four years to fully implement a police body camera program — sparking criticism from City Council members who accuse the Rawlings-Blake administration of dragging its feet.