The City Council, meeting Monday for the final time this session, is scheduled to vote on a comprehensive rezoning plan and a contentious proposal to rename Columbus Day. It will also bid farewell to eight members who leave with a combined 125 years of experience.
When the new Baltimore City Council convenes Dec. 8, more than half will take their seats in the chamber for the first time. The newcomers are pledging to push a more liberal agenda than their predecessors, including increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
One year after Congress failed to derail the controversial Iran nuclear agreement, Republican candidates in Maryland and elsewhere are still hammering on it — suggesting Democrats who supported it are something other than pro-Israel.
The Baltimore City Council is expected to vote today in favor of a $660 million financing package for Under Armour CEO's massive Port Covington project — one of the most hotly debated issues the lawmakers have faced in years.
The Maryland Jockey Club is planning to sell part of its Pimlico Race Course property in Baltimore to Sinai Hospital, a deal that comes amid questions about whether horse racing will continue at the site.
The Baltimore City Council began to undergo a monumental shift Tuesday as a number of younger, novice politicians were poised to win Democratic nominations that historically secure victories in November's general election.
Voters in Baltimore will head to the polls Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to select a candidate in the hotly contested mayor's race, pick 15 members to serve on the City Council and choose a comptroller.
Voters in Northwest Baltimore's sprawling 5th District — home to Pimlico Race Course and some of the city's poorest and wealthiest residents — will elect in April the first new representative to serve them on the council in nearly 40 years. Seven Democrats are competing to replace retiring Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector in the April 26 primary. No Republicans or third-party candidates filed for the seat.
North Roland Park Association is one of several community grou in North Roland Park and Poplar Hill who are fighting plans by developers Lawrence Rosenberg, of The Mark Building Co., and Marc Horwitz, of Intrepid Commercial Co., to build a four-story, 174-unit building of 1,200-square-foot luxury apartments and 250 parking spaces on about half of a 12-acre wooded area between Falls and St. George's roads.
Baltimore City Council member Rochelle "Rikki" Spector is calling on the Rawlings-Blake administration to use revenue from the planned revival of the city's speed and red light camera system for school crossing guards.
The shooting of a 9-year-old girl outside her home in Waverly Sunday afternoon was just the latest in recent weeks in which an innocent bystander was caught by stray gunfire, prompting exasperated residents and city officials to ask whether people have become numb to the violence.
Three prominent Baltimoreans, including the longest-serving member of the City Council, are endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollen's bid for Senate, the latest indication the Democrat from Montgomery County is making inroads into the state's largest city.
Nearly three weeks after riots damaged several Baltimore neighborhoods, officials for the city and the Maryland Jockey Club said that Saturday's 140th Preakness should not be affected by what transpired last month or by the protest planned Saturday for McKeldin Square. Protest organizers have said they do not plan to interfere with traffic near the track.
After hearing complaints from residents about potholes and other quality-of-life issues, City Council members demanded answers Monday from the Cabinet official whose agency uses data to monitor city services.