Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Major development projects languish among infighting, lawsuits and self-interested objections; the lesson of William Donald Schaefer is that we need to come together and do it now.
From the exodus of middle class residents to the flight of manufacturing jobs, William Donald Schaefer confronted problems that challenged big city mayors across America. Inconsistent policies from the federal government helped create at least some of those problems.
By By John Fritze and Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun
From Faidley's at Lexington Market to the Washington Monument, from Camden Yards to the Inner Harbor, a motorcade will ferry the body of William Donald Schaefer Monday afternoon on a two-hour farewell trip through the hometown that he loved and led.
Before he is laid to rest next Wednesday at a quiet suburban cemetery, the body of former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be taken on a grand "final tour" of the iconic city sites he is largely responsible for making reality.
Jon Koscher brought his coffee and muffin Tuesday morning to the statue of William Donald Schaefer at the Inner Harbor to pay his respects to the man he called the "founding father of tourism in Baltimore."
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the past four decades of Maryland history, died yesterday after a "do-it-now" career that included four terms as Baltimore mayor, two as the state's governor and two as comptroller.
Unlike some Democratic governors and mayors, at least William Donald Schaefer had a dialogue with Maryland business leaders. If you can call a blistering, hold-the-phone-from-the-ear conversation a dialogue.