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.
The announcement this week that Chicago-based Exelon Corp. has struck a deal to take over Constellation came as something of a psychic blow. If the $7.9 billion deal is approved, and the parent of local utility BGE is absorbed , then Baltimore will lose its sole remaining Fortune 500 headquarters.
William Donald Schaefer was buried Wednesday after a warm and often humorous service attended by much of Maryland's political establishment past and present as well as citizens who felt a personal kinship to the former mayor and governor
Those who knew William Donald Schaefer from all walks of life — as an employer, a leader or just another Baltimore resident — gathered on a warm, breezy Tuesday at City Hall to pay their final respects to the former mayor and councilman.
Former governor, comptroller and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer lay in state in the Maryland State House rotunda this morning under the guard of two state troopers standing at the foot and head end of the closed casket draped with an American flag.
By By Meredith Cohn, Arthur Hirsch and Raven L. Hill and The Baltimore Sun
Congregants at Old St. Paul's in downtown Baltimore recalled onetime vestryman William Donald Schaefer on a glorious Easter Sunday – just three days before the former mayor and governor will return to his old church for one last time.
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
When Joseph M. Coale III, who had worked for William Donald Schaefer when he was mayor in the 1970s, proposed last year exploring his ancestry, he was at first greeted with the famous Schaefer stare and then a sense of indifference.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen 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.