Once again, most of Baltimore’s highest paid employees are police officers. Surging police overtime expenses in fiscal year 2018 meant that 40 of the 50 highest-paid city employees work for the police department — including seven of the top 10.
City and state economic development leaders have concluded that a plan to build a replacement for Royal Farms Arena on the site of the Baltimore Convention Center is too ambitious and complicated to be realistic.
From the upper stories of the Bromo Seltzer arts tower to Darley Park, Baltimore kicked off Neighborhood Lights — the first leg of the larger Light City festival — with displays of illuminated artwork, some with an otherworldly feel.
From his birthplace in the Eastern Shore to Baltimore and Washington, where he spent his last years, here’s a list of lectures, performances, exhibits and discussions happening throughout the region to celebrate Douglass’ legacy on his 200th birthday.
Baltimore has been riddled with controversy since the start of the new year, but Southwest Airlines is singing its praises in an in-flight magazine that will reach more than 5 million readers next month.
#MyBmore isn’t a traditional marketing campaign but rather a grassroots social media effort encouraging Baltimoreans to rally on behalf of their city by posting photos, videos and stories on Instagram, Twitter and other apps or sites using a common hashtag.
Breweries, distilleries and other elixir mixers are a growing economic force in Baltimore. They're adding jobs, energizing neighborhoods, boosting tourism and, city leaders and economists say, are an important aspect of reviving manufacturing in Baltimore.
Baltimore County — with 200 miles of waterfront, half a dozen wineries and acres of horse country — spends $125,000 each year on its tourism promotion office. But an infusion of money approved by the County Council will give the Office of Tourism and Promotion more than six times that amount next year.
Despite a decline in travel to Baltimore last summer, hotel investors are moving forward with plans for new buildings, brands and renovations. As the summer tourist season starts, reasons for their optimism are becoming clear.
Members of Baltimore's tourist industry are pressing harder for public support for advertising and new facilities, sounding a familiar refrain with new urgency as they face a downturn in visitors in the aftermath of April's riots.
I received one of those Baltimore-is-Hell letters from a reader who perceives that crime has become so bad that the city is now "a nightmare that cannot get worse." I found it very depressing, but then I was already feeling dark when the letter arrived. A homicide count that we have not seen in 20 years — and that we thought we'd never see again — will do that to you.
When the riots unfolded on national television in April, many in Baltimore knew the city faced serious work in repairing damage not only to property but to tourism, business, corporate recruitment and efforts to lure residents. Then a surge in violent crime further eroded confidence. To change that narrative, a concerted charm offensive is underway to bolster Baltimore's sagging image.
The Sports Legends Museum had paid no rent since September 2014 and owed the Maryland Stadium Authority $306,745 in rent and other fees, stadium authority Executive Director Michael Frenz said Wednesday. The museum's lease ended in April.
A new master plan, complete with a logo and slogan, is designed to brand Jonestown as a historic area, proud of its diversity and service organizations. The hope is to bring the neighborhood into the mainstream visitor circuit and build confidence in its redevelopment prospects after decades of its being passed by.
Mike Rowe describes his CNN series, "Somebody's Gotta Do It," as "a light-hearted show on a serious network." But this season, which starts at 10 p.m. Sunday, he's going to take on a very serious topic: Baltimore's media image following the riots in April after the death of Freddie Gray.