| Jul 21, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Baltimore City would get the best bang for the buck by allocating the majority of its slot machine revenue to upgrading school facilities. ( "Mayor to seek 9 % property tax cut" July 20) The slot machine law allows the city to use the funds only for...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Penn Wilbert and his wife, Amanda Ferchak, have lived in Southeast Baltimore for six years — riding bikes to the grocery store, playing kickball at Patterson Park and meeting friends for drinks at bars inCanton.
But last month, when the young...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:15 PM
I know a pundit from a think tank often doesn't see things clearly, but I hope that next time Marta Mossburg is in Chicago or New York she notices that both cities have superb public transit compared to Baltimore's Lilliputian system ("Rebuild Baltimore...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:30 AM
I have some comments about a central issue of Baltimore's mayoral campaign:
I am a young doctor in the city. My spouse and I have been looking to buy a home in the city for a year, and we have held off because of the egregious property taxes. We...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Six candidates for Baltimore's highest office squared off on fixing the city's schools, boosting the economy and fighting crime at a forum hosted by one of the city's largest churches Tuesday evening.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was conspicuously...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Taikira White chose City College for its nationally renowned choir, but her quests to find a fully functional bathroom in the school could make her a track star by the time she graduates.
Last school year, she found herself running up and down the...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shared a stage with the other candidates for mayor for the first time Thursday night as she made her initial appearance at a campaign forum.
While the other candidates have discussed schools, crime and economic...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Some La Caņada homeowners will be in for a pleasant surprise when they get their property tax assessments this year — hundreds of dollars off their sewer assessments.
Property owners in Sewer Assessment District 04-1, which comprises Sewer...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Got a call that you’re delinquent on property taxes?
Check it out.
Police in Baltimore County are warning of a phone scam where the caller tells residents they owe property taxes. The call demands the money be sent immediate or a sheriff will be...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said a property tax hike for Chicago Public Schools is acceptable because district administrators have made large cuts to the school budget and investment is necessary to improve important programs like early childhood education....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:46 PM
Florida is proof that democracy has no place in determining who pays property taxes.
We keep voting to pass the buck to the next guy. Each referendum creates a new set of inequities, laying the groundwork for yet another referendum.
Here we go again....