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  • Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents

    Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents
    Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
  • Councilwoman wants to crack down on 'aggressive' panhandling

    Councilwoman wants to crack down on 'aggressive' panhandling
    Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector introduced a bill Monday that would crack down on what she deems "aggressive" panhandling. Spector's bill would make it illegal for people to solicit handouts along street shoulders, medians and in...
  • O'Malley's Super Bowl tickets went to top aides, delegate

    O'Malley's Super Bowl tickets went to top aides, delegate
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's Super Bowl tickets went to a pair of top aides and a city delegate, the administration said this week.  As governor, O'Malley has a state skybox at Ravens stadium, which allows him to purchase up to eight Super Bowl tickets,...
  • Gerald J. Curran, state delegate

    Gerald J. Curran, state delegate
    Gerald J. Curran, a member of a well-known political family who represented Northeast Baltimore neighborhoods in the Maryland House of Delegates, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 74 and lived in...
  • Councilman Curran files for personal bankruptcy

    Councilman Curran files for personal bankruptcy
    Longtime City Councilman Robert W. Curran filed for personal bankruptcy in June, a move he said was necessary to avoid foreclosure on his Northeast Baltimore home. Curran, 63, said in an interview Thursday that he will repay all of his restructured...
  • Bankrupt councilman, bankrupt city

    Bankrupt councilman, bankrupt city
    Regarding City Councilman Robert W. Curran's bankruptcy filing, how can we expect Baltimore officials to run city government and keep within its budget when we have elected officials who can't keep within their own personal budgets ("Councilman Curran...
  • Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial

    Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial
    If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies...
  • Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing

    Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing
    After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development. In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
  • Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders

    Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force. He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
  • Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan

    Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan
    A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts. Councilwoman Mary...
  • City Council members push to crack down on panhandling

    City Council members push to crack down on panhandling
    Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer. The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...