Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years.
Baltimore resident Wes Moore has a standout resume. He's a best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host, and his rising public profile is fueling speculation he may be eyeing a run for political office.
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included sponsorship of a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90.
Activist Kim Trueheart, who was arrested and jailed Wednesday after trying to enter City Hall, said Thursday she was dismayed that police officers would attempt to keep a citizen from a public building.
With approval of the Civil Marriage Protection Act referendum on Election Day, Baltimore gays and lesbians, including Homeland residents Lisa Polyak and Gita Deane, the lead plaintiffs in an unsuccessful lawsuit against the city to have a marriage license issue to them, say passage of Question 6 is "good for the dignity" of same sex couples.
City public works officials say they are adjusting Baltimore public schools water bills after a series of schools were overbilled recently by thousands of dollars — including one school whose bill rose by nearly $200,000.
By By Luke Broadwater and Erica L. Green and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway announced Monday he has formally notified the city of his plans to file a class-action lawsuit over erroneous charges to residents by the municipal water billing system.
Last year, Baltimore sent a quarter million summonses to potential jurors, culled from drivers license and voting records, knowing only a fraction — about 27 percent — would actually show up. Now, they're putting their hopes into a new software system that's supposed to help bring people in.