NBA player Rudy Gay opening a basketball-focused training gym in Baltimore

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San Antonio Spurs forward and Baltimore native Rudy Gay will be opening a new gym focused on basketball training in his hometown as part of a partnership with fitness company PickUp USA.

Archdiocese establishes independent system for reporting abuse, misconduct

Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

In response to a 2018 report from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing years of abuse by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing a third-party system for reporting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by members of the church, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Tuesday morning.

Man charged with murder in shooting last month at Blarney Stone

The outside of Blarney Stone Pub. Image via Google Street View.

Police have arrested and charged a 48-year-old man accused of fatally shooting someone after an argument last month at Fells Point’s Blarney Stone Pub.

Pugh appoints Baltimore’s first new permanent planning director in 10 years

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Longtime community planner Chris Ryer is returning to the Baltimore City Department of Planning next month to take over as its director.

Utility companies offer relief to furloughed federal workers


Federal government employees and contractors now in the third week of furlough thanks to the government shutdown can receive relief from their water and electricity bills.

Days after approval of three-year, 30 percent water rate hike, DPW shares the math behind it

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In an act of belated transparency, Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works this morning released the results of a contracted study on its newly approved, 10 percent annual water rate increases extending through June of 2022.

Correction in works for errors in Affordable Housing Trust bill that would vastly reduce funding

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The legislation that Baltimore City Council members passed and sent to Mayor Catherine Pugh’s desk in October was supposed to allocate around $13 million to the city’s new Affordable Housing Trust Fund by raising taxes on certain real estate transactions.

But it appears an error in the bill text has significantly reduced the actual sum that those tax changes would bring in for the trust. It comes down to several words.

As Circulator gets new contract to keep running, questions on system’s equity persist

Riders wait for a RMA America mini-bus on Pratt Street serving the Banner Route. Photo by Danielle Sweeney.

The city is renewing its contract with RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation to operate the Charm City Circulator for another three months, said Department of Transportation spokesman German Vigil, and the popular online bus system’s app is back online.

Police ID officer who fired at car following shooting near Gilmor Homes

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The Baltimore Police Department has identified the officer who shot at a car outside the Gilmor Homes in West Baltimore on Saturday night.

In split vote, Board of Estimates approves 30 percent water rate bump through June 2022


Baltimore’s spending board has signed off on yet another steep three-year hike in the city’s water and sewer rates, set to begin this July.