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Carl Stokes

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  • Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point

    Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point
    A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal. Proponents of the $1...
  • Despair, resolve in Baltimore after 20 shot over the weekend

    Despair, resolve in Baltimore after 20 shot over the weekend
    Surrounded by farmland at an Iowa facility for troubled youths, Gervontae Burgess' circumstances could hardly have been more different from those in his violent Baltimore neighborhood. Brad Knight, Burgess' football coach, remembers a bright young man...
  • Stokes will hold hearing on Harbor Point

    Stokes will hold hearing on Harbor Point
    The chairman of the City Council's taxation committee says he'll hold a hearing on $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development now that he's received documents outlining the case for the funding. Last week, Councilman...
  • City financing would enable Harbor Point developer to make $174 million

    City financing would enable Harbor Point developer to make $174 million
    The $1 billion Harbor Point development would reap a profit of $124 million for its investors without government financing to pay for its infrastructure, according to recently released city documents. That may seem like a huge payoff, but it's not...
  • City panel gets earful from residents angry about rising water bills

    City panel gets earful from residents angry about rising water bills
    Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years. They said they were mad at city leaders for giving...
  • Two more killed as Baltimore violence continues

    Two more killed as Baltimore violence continues
    An alarming rise in summer violence continued Thursday, as the past week's death toll rose to 12 in Baltimore and politicians began sniping over blame. City police announced arrests — including men charged in previous violence — even as...
  • Baltimore's 2012 homicide victims remembered at New Year's Eve vigil

    Baltimore's 2012 homicide victims remembered at New Year's Eve vigil
    For minutes on end New Year's Eve night, the names and ages of 216 men, women and children who were killed in Baltimore in 2012 were read out loud on the steps of the city's War Memorial — a somber recap of a violent year in which homicides rose....
  • Officials, activists rally against violence targeted at gays

    Officials, activists rally against violence targeted at gays
    Activists, public officials and residents gathered Saturday outside an east Baltimore liquor store — where a man was severely beaten on Christmas Day — to protest violent attacks on gay people Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts...
  • Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores

    Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores
    A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore is garnering increased support among community members who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer. The zoning change, part of the city's first zoning...
  • City parks agency turns over books for auditing

    It's taken about three years of wrangling, but Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally turned over a year of its financial books to city auditors. "I'm not jumping up and down yet," Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the council's...
  • Mayor plans to introduce tax program for city apartments

    Mayor plans to introduce tax program for city apartments
    As part of her push to increase Baltimore's population, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to introduce legislation to the City Council next week that will provide generous tax breaks to builders of apartment buildings downtown and in six other...