Nearly 40 years after its founding, a radical Catholic commune finds new allies
As you drive down West Baltimore’s Bentalou Street, passing boarded up houses and the brown grass of Easterwood Park, you probably wouldn’t notice the unnamed alley marked with signs for Emmanuel...
A year after a same-sex marriage bill died in the state legislature, advocates try again.
Last year, when state legislators tried to make Maryland the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, their once rock-solid coalition fell apart one Sunday at a time.
"We found Mondays to be bad days...
Baltimore was William Donald Schaefer’s one true love—and we loved him right back.
On one of his earliest days as mayor of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer marched into City Hall and offered cheerful greetings to the veteran WJZ-TV reporter George Baumann.
"You're looking well...
A veteran cop faces his toughest opponent: City Hall.
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 in Hampden is part clubhouse, part HR office. In one room, officers go over paperwork regarding leave time and benefits. In the next, a neon...
Can Gregg Bernstein make Baltimore safer?
It was a blazing Saturday morning in July when Gregg Bernstein, a 55-year-old, Jewish defense attorney, began knocking on doors in the predominantly black neighborhood where Memorial Stadium once...
Who has it. Who's lost it. And how to get it.
Delegate Keiffer Mitchell Jr. is at a cafe, being interviewed for this story, when his cell phone rings. "Hang on a sec, I've got to take this," he says. He leans away and answers the phone. He's...
Will Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler’s bold moves take him all the way to the governor’s mansion?
It’s Friday morning, four days before the Democratic primary for Attorney General, and the last thing on Doug Gansler’s mind is his reelection campaign. Instead, as he sits in his office on the 20th...
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on her unexpected rise to mayor, policy priorities, political connections, and the failings of Sheila Dixon.
City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had long been discussed as a likely candidate to succeed Sheila Dixon as Baltimore's mayor. Still, when she assumed the office on February 4, after...
Sheila Dixon's history of bad choices and dogged enemies foreshadowed her political implosion.
Day after day, Sheila Dixon's supporters gathered in the dimly lit gallery of a downtown courtroom like relatives huddled in the ringside shadows of a fight they could barely stand to watch. To them...
Will Maryland Ever Hit the Jackpot with Slots?
A color war is raging outside the Anne Arundel County Council building in Annapolis. One team wears green shirts and hats, carries signs that read "Slots=Jobs," and hands out leaflets detailing...