| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:03 AM
The opposition to a $13.7 million housing development for low-income families in eastern Baltimore County, and to the county's acceptance of state funds to help pay for it, wouldn't sound so predictably obtuse, shortsighted and mean if we were in the year...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Regarding your editorial against Baltimore County blocking affordable housing in Rosedale, my son has some college, works as an electrical journeyman and has held the same job for 10 years, has a credit score in the high 700s and owns his own car ("Just...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school.
The move comes a month...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To win a seat on the Annapolis city council, candidates say they've relied on tried-and-true shoe-leather politics.
Eight men running for four seats have been spending days knocking on doors, trying to reach the estimated 8,000 voters who will cast...
| Nov 25, 2013
Deborah Sawyer grew up in Ohio playing sports and was considered a tomboy, but her career inspiration came from mixing her big sister's perfumes and lotions.
"She used to bug me because I was more of a girlie-girl," said her sister, Leslie, recalling...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Two years into his tenure, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Charles Woodyard has stepped down from his high-level post, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has become disenchanted with the slow pace of transforming the city's public housing.
Although the mayor praised...
| Oct 21, 2013
For years, Audrey Petty's perspective of public housing high-rises came from a series of glimpses.
She grew up in Hyde Park and whenever she took the bus down State Street, past the former Stateway Gardens and Robert Taylor Homes, she often sat up...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:36 PM
If you oppose a gallant and sublime effort to help the downtrodden, you must be a heartless beast.
In governmental circles, the fear of an accusation like that can make politicians do things that defy common sense, which is what I think happened in...
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I was encouraged that your recent editorial on suburban homelessness pointed out that as poverty increases in the suburbs, so inevitably will the numbers of homeless families and individuals ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13).
There was, however, no...