Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body. The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises that city union workers receive each year, according to a 2010 decision by the Compensation Commission for Elected Officials.
Although bitcoin was initially touted as an anonymous system, law enforcement is generally able to track breadcrumbs left behind by the currency. You'd normally expect criminals to adapt once law enforcement figured this out, and they likely did. But you don't expect professors of computer science at Johns Hopkins University to be doing them a favor.
In the slightly chilly Mount Vernon church, close to 100 people gathered to mourn, but also to remember and honor the transgender victims of Baltimore crime. They lit candles and sang, they laughed at common experiences and promised to hold on to their community bond through the violence.
Advocates and healthcare providers for LGBT and HIV-positive residents in Maryland have been scrambling for months to gather information on how the Affordable Care Act will impact their clients -- and now they're looking to share the information.
The investiture of Yolanda L. Curtin on Friday afternoon to the bench of the Harford County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon turned a tide in the county. Curtin will forever be an integral part of the history of Harford County.
The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school.
Maryland, like 34 other states, lacks laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity – laws that would protect transgender people and others who transgress traditional notions of male and female.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she has chosen the Rev. Delman Coates — the pastor of a large church in Prince George's County — as her running mate in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday took a step toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and service to the poor.
Hospitals often provide extraordinary care for a variety of complex medical and surgical problems. Yet, they struggle to care for people with chronic psychiatric and medical ailments that result from environmental circumstances: homelessness, domestic and community violence, substance abuse, insecurity and loneliness.
The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception coverage.
The City Council on Monday postponed a vote on the ban at the request of the legislation's sponsor, Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector, who said proponents want to target the ban within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than entire commercial districts — and within five feet of a parking meter or kiosk and on pedestrian bridge or at the entrance to a stairwell.
George W. McManus Jr., a retired attorney and philanthropist who gave millions to assist schools and defended the indigent through the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at his Guilford home.
The lives of the Baltimore teens are among the thousands influenced by George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist who decided 15 years ago that the city, with severe crime and poverty and just enough potential, was ripe for an experiment unlike any other. The Open Society Institute field office in Baltimore was designed as a social justice laboratory to keep students engaged in school, confront drug addiction, reduce incarceration and grow an army of advocates.
Former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has channeled his early support for same-sex marriage and other gay-rights issues as a player into a post-retirement mission to raise awareness about LGBT equality — from high schools to colleges to corporate board rooms.
In '12 Years a Slave,' actor Chiwetel Ejiofor takes on the biggest film role of his career, one that many critics believe will yield him a best-actor Oscar nomination. It is also a role that he wasn't quite sure he was up for.