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Carl Stokes

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  • City Council advances bill to more easily override mayor's vetoes

    City Council advances bill to more easily override mayor's vetoes
    A Baltimore City Council committee voted Tuesday 3-1 to approve a measure aimed at making it easier for council members to override a mayor's vetoes. The bill sponsored by City Councilman Bill Henry would reduce the number of votes needed to override...
  • Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system

    Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system
    For three years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system. Accusations have flown. Legal battles have been waged. Millions in taxpayer dollars, both...
  • City Council approves new parking restrictions in Hampden

    City Council approves new parking restrictions in Hampden
    Visitors to popular Hampden restaurants, bars and shops this spring would find new parking limits on some local streets under a plan approved Monday by a divided Baltimore City Council. The council voted 9-3 to create new restrictions around the Rotunda...
  • City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings

    City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings
    City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
  • Rawlings-Blake to focus State of the City speech on small businesses

    Rawlings-Blake to focus State of the City speech on small businesses
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to make bolstering small business a focus of Monday's State of the City speech, pledging more funding for the city's Small Business Resource Center and $1 million for an "innovation fund" to help small firms acquire...
  • Baltimore's development boom leads to loss in school aid

    Baltimore's development boom leads to loss in school aid
    With development booming in Baltimore, the city's property wealth grew by more than $1.3 billion last year — by far the fastest rate in Maryland. But those gains have come with a cost: deep cuts in state aid to city schools. The proposed state...
  • Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval

    Hampden parking restrictions get preliminary approval
    A proposal to limit parking outside homes near a major shopping center redevelopment in Hampden won preliminary approval in a tight vote by a divided Baltimore City Council Monday night. The bill would create a resident-only parking zone in...
  • EBDI selects former state housing head as new leader

    EBDI selects former state housing head as new leader
    A two-time former head of the state's housing department has been named to take over the leadership of a major redevelopment effort in East Baltimore near Johns Hopkins Hospital, re-energizing efforts to bring homes to an area officials have been trying...
  • City approves money for outside audits over Pratt's objections

    City approves money for outside audits over Pratt's objections
    Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt objected Wednesday to the city's use of outside auditors, saying her office could do the reviews of municipal agencies for less money and with greater independence. Her comments came as the Board of Estimates approved...
  • West Baltimore development receives preliminary approval of $58.6 million TIF

    West Baltimore development receives preliminary approval of $58.6 million TIF
    The city's Board of Finance approved $58.6 million in financing Monday for new homes, shops and other construction near the University of Maryland Biopark and the Edgar Allan Poe House — an area that has suffered from disinvestment and blight. The...
  • Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition

    Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition
    Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses. So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...