City Schools Holds Hearings on School Closure, Other Changes

The Baltimore City school board held two public forums last week, garnering input about proposals that would lead to another year of drastic school-by-school...

Md. Looks to Voluntary Layoffs to Ease Budget Woes

First came furloughs. Then came salary reductions, now, some Maryland State employees will have the option of accepting a buyout from the state government...

Maryland Attorney General Announces $67M Settlement with Bank of America

Bank of America will pay $67 million for its involvement in a nationwide scheme to rig bids and engage in other anticompetitive conduct that...

Baltimore’s Black, Jewish Leaders Discuss Park Heights Beating of Teen

Key members of Baltimore’s Black and Jewish communities met Dec. 8 to iron out some of the tensions left over from a Nov. 19...

Reginald F. Lewis’ Descendants Honor Legacy of Late Business Mogul

When J. Russell Fugett founded his Maryland-based business consulting company, TLC JR, he had his uncle, the late business icon Reginald F. Lewis, in...

City Retailers: Repeal Beverage Tax

City grocers urged Baltimore officials to repeal the two-cent bottle tax last week, saying the charge drive cash-strapped shoppers to county businesses. At a...

Local Church Protests Liquor Store Opening

Congregants of a local church held a protest for the second time Dec. 6, for what they call their landlord’s deliberate violation of state...

Young, Rawlings-Blake Introduce School Restoration Plans

A charter amendment to create a city account designated for the restoration of deteriorating schools cleared the City Council Dec.6. The non-lapsing account redirects...

Cummings Promotes New Foreclosure Scam Protections

When Hattie Peartree of Pikesville received a call from the law office of Mark H. Klein last July, she thought she had found relief...

Conaway, Health Department Call for Seizure of Caffeinated Alcohol

In the wake of recent backlash against Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic drinks, Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, D-7, is demanding action from the Baltimore...

Investigation of Mysterious Death of Baltimore Teen Continues

The beginning of the holiday season has been filled with sadness for the family of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale, a teen with Baltimore roots whose...

Teen Allegedly Attacked by Jewish Patrol Group

Police are investigating an attack on a 15-year-old African-American youth by a group of men associated with a Jewish community patrol group, which occurred...