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James B. Kraft

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  • Inner Harbor site discussed for new arena

    Inner Harbor site discussed for new arena
    Two of Baltimore's most prominent developers want to build an arena on piers in the Inner Harbor, a new idea that has revived perennial debate about how to replace the aging arena on the city's west side. The proposal to locate a 15,000-seat venue on...
  • New Baltimore slogan nods to city's star-spangled history

    New Baltimore slogan nods to city's star-spangled history
    The city may have finally created a slogan that can't be mocked. For years, verbal vandals lampooned well-meaning Baltimore slogans — scoffers turned "Charm City" into "Harm City" and "The City That Reads" into "The City That Breeds," or the...
  • City Council kills bill requiring health grades for restaurants

    City Council kills bill requiring health grades for restaurants
    A City Council bill that would have required Baltimore eateries to post grades based on health inspections was defeated Monday night, failing by one vote after three council members switched their positions amid intense lobbying by restaurant owners....
  • 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...
  • Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz

    Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz
    Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew...
  • The Mail 4/1/15

    The Mail 4/1/15
    Benched Slogan Your amazing study of city benches and the U.S. Census was a novel and important means of exploring Baltimore neighborhoods, changing demographics, and landscape (“Benchmarks Revisited,” Feature, Match 25). This article is...
  • Baltimore to fine parents $250 for double-parking at school drop-offs

    Baltimore to fine parents $250 for double-parking at school drop-offs
    Matt Hornbeck, the principal at Hampstead Hill Academy, has tried everything to end the persistent double-parking outside his Canton school — a problem he says leads to traffic jams and jeopardizes student safety. The school has put up signs and...
  • Wandering Eye: The end of the '15-minute rule' in Baltimore, the sad backstory of the NSA shooting, and more

    Wandering Eye: The end of the '15-minute rule' in Baltimore, the sad backstory of the NSA shooting, and more
    By next month, double-parking near a school—or leaving your car running while stopped in a traffic lane—could garner a $250 fine. The City Council passed a bill yesterday to suspend the "15-minute rule" on the blocks adjacent to schools,...
  • City Council defeats bill to make it easier to override mayoral veto

    City Council defeats bill to make it easier to override mayoral veto
    The City Council quashed a bill Monday that was aimed at making it easier for the body to override a mayoral veto. The bill sought to ask voters on the 2016 ballot whether to allow council to reverse a veto with two-thirds of the members, instead of...
  • Tower at Harbor Point starts to rise

    Tower at Harbor Point starts to rise
    Three stories of a new office tower poke above the ground on the waterfront peninsula between Fells Point and Harbor East, dwarfed by a 280-foot yellow crane that represents what's yet to rise. Incessant beeping filled the site Monday as excavators, dump...
  • Kraft says he won't seek re-election to City Council

    Kraft says he won't seek re-election to City Council
    Longtime City Councilman James B. Kraft has announced that he will not seek re-election to his Southeast Baltimore seat but intends to appear on the 2016 primary ballot for a yet-to-be-announced position. Kraft, in a statement prepared for constituents,...