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  • Council approves local hiring mandate

    Council approves local hiring mandate
    The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bill that will require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will let the bill become...
  • City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school

    City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school
    The city of Baltimore is agreeing to pay $45,000 to the family of a girl who was bullied and assaulted so severely at Carver Vo-Tech High School she needed three surgeries. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved the payment Wednesday...
  • Flawed jobs' bill's silver lining

    The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the...
  • Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field

    Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field
    A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements. In the lawsuit filed in...
  • Andy Harris: Baltimore should attack violence, not pregnancy centers

    In the last paragraph of his reply ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24) to Marta H. Mossburg's opinion article about the ridiculousness of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legal crusade against crisis pregnancy centers, Baltimore City...
  • Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors

    Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors
    When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the...
  • Pregnancy centers are far better than the alternatives

    Pregnancy centers are far better than the alternatives
    Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson claims pregnancy crisis centers engage in deceptive practices to lure women seeking abortions to their facilities ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24). Give me a break! The real threat to pregnant...
  • Up to 300 city homeowners got inflated tax breaks, councilman says

    Up to 300 city homeowners got inflated tax breaks, councilman says
    Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have received excessive credits for historic renovations, according to a city councilman briefed on the issue. The city has promised not to seek back taxes...
  • Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging

    Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging
    You're likely part of the largest financial scandal in the world today if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage or a private student loan. Or live in Baltimore. The city is suing more than a dozen major banks, claiming the institutions conspired to...
  • Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles

    Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles
    Representatives from the Baltimore sheriff's office moved across a city housing authority parking lot Wednesday morning, tagging 20 of the agency's vehicles to be seized and eventually sold to pay part of a court judgment to lead paint victims. The...
  • Stokes eyes taking property tax plan to city voters

    City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...