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Carl Stokes

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  • 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...
  • Ticketmaster fees are a necessary evil

    It's safe to say that Ticketmaster doesn't have many fans. The service, which handles ticket sales for venues large and small across the nation, charges fees on its transactions that seem to bear little relationship to either the cost of the tickets or...
  • City Council approves bill allowing Ticketmaster's service fees

    The City Council approved a bill Monday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore. The 15-member council voted heavily in favor of the bill, which would exempt...
  • Partnership brings affordable housing to North Avenue corridor

    Partnership brings affordable housing to North Avenue corridor
    For years, the vacant Columbus School on a busy corner of East North Avenue appeared to be nothing more than a giant planter. Leafy tree branches stuck out over the top of the historic red-brick walls, making it seem like the school's only future...
  • City Council approves tax breaks for 'Superblock' project

    City Council approves tax breaks for 'Superblock' project
    The Baltimore City Council on Monday granted preliminary approval to more than $20 million in tax breaks for the long-stalled "Superblock" development. The council's unanimous vote provides for $22.1 million in tax breaks to the developer, Lexington...
  • Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate

    Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate
    Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease...
  • Charter and independent schools faced financial, academic challenges

    Charter and independent schools faced financial, academic challenges
    In response to a system that many believed had long failed young black boys, a school began to take shape seven years ago in a small East Baltimore neighborhood. The Bluford Drew Jemison Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy would...
  • Recreation chief leaving City Hall

    Baltimore's recreation chief Bill Tyler is leaving city government to work in Montgomery County, city officials said Friday. Tyler, who earned $94,000 annually, was in charge of implementing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to consolidate recreation...