Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, addressing an alleged slowdown in police activity since six officers were charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, said Wednesday that she had told police to do their jobs.
Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city — triggering safety concerns among residents. Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West Baltimore area where Freddie Gray was arrested dropped by more than half during the same period, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of police data. Citywide, arrests declined 43 percent from
Residents of West Baltimore urged a City Council committee Thursday to approve a $58.3 million subsidy for new large mixed-use development in the West Baltimore's Poppleton neighborhood, saying it is urgently needed after last month's unrest.
Baltimore City Council members called Monday for additional study into the amount the recent unrest will cost the city and what more can be done to bring economic development to struggling neighborhoods.
City officials on Monday seized hundreds of artifacts recovered during archaeological digs in Carroll Park from a nonprofit that had been charged with caring for the pre-Civil War items but alarmed officials by moving boxes of them to a storage locker in Baltimore County without permission.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously approved Federal Hill Neighborhood Association President Eric T. Costello to fill a vacant seat, but several members expressed concern over a process they said lacked true community involvement.
Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in Chicago in which a former top company official is charged with bribery.
Baltimore's railroad legacy has ebbed over time as Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was subsumed and its successor CSX Transportation moved south. Residents and local officials say the city's prominence in the railroad industry crumbled alongside the aging tunnels, overpasses and tracks that convey trains through city neighborhoods every day.
By By Kevin Rector, Yvonne Wenger and Doug Donovan and The Baltimore Sun
From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city.
By By Justin George and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
Things have not gone according to plan for city and state officials and CSX Corp. executives in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Morrell Park. State officials have pointed some blame at city officials for the neighborhood's proposed CSX truck-to-train cargo transfer facility having veered off track.
Baltimore's inspector general will begin an immediate investigation into allegations that information technology subcontractors were paid without performing any work for the city or received payment long after a contract was complete, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
Residents in Morrell Park believe city and CSX rail officials considered them pushovers when they decided to build a 24/7 truck-and-train transfer depot in their backyards. Now the residents are out to prove the opposite, and are having some success.