Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Monday for "bold reforms" to fix a looming financial shortfall, including requiring city workers to contribute to their pensions, charging residents for trash collection, asking firefighters to work longer hours and cutting the city work force by 10 percent over time.
In response to a school system that many believed had long failed young, black boys, a school hoping to change that trajectory began to take shape seven years ago in a small, East Baltimore neighborhood.
By By Erica L. Green and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is planning to introduce legislation to the City Council next week that will provide generous tax breaks to builders of apartment buildings downtown and in six other neighborhoods.
By By Steve Kilar and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun
A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore is garnering increased support among community members and health advocates who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer.
For minutes on end New Year's Eve night, the names and ages of 216 men, women and children who were murdered in Baltimore in 2012 were read out loud on the steps of the War Memorial — a somber recap of a violent year in which killings ticked up.
The financial disclosure forms filled out by about 1,900 city employees will be entered into an online searchable database, the city's new Chief Information Officer told the city's ethics board Tuesday.
Lucille Gorham, a longtime East Baltimore neighborhood activist whose "quick wits and good-natured tenacity" equipped her as the voice of poor residents who lived near Johns Hopkins Hospital, died of cancer Saturday at her Belair-Edison home. She was 81.
Peter G. Angelos is handling Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit against the administration of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake over efforts to install a new city phone system that Pratt says illegally circumvented the competitive bidding process and wasted taxpayer dollars.
Baltimore got nearly $20 million in revenue from speed cameras over the past year — a higher-than-expected figure that is sparking debate over the accuracy of the city's budget projections and whether the camera program is more a cash cow than a safety measure.
The Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to a scaled-down version of a bill to require regular audits of major city agencies, some of which have not had a detailed financial review for more than a decade.
As Baltimore has moved to take the homes of hundreds of city residents for unpaid water bills as small as $350, the city water system has allowed some big businesses, nonprofits and government offices to run up delinquent accounts totaling more than $10 million, The Baltimore Sun has found.