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James B. Kraft

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  • Baltimore should not resurrect speed cameras [Letter]

    Baltimore should not resurrect speed cameras [Letter]
    I am very confused about the city's motivation to resurrect the speed camera system ("Redflex lobbying Baltimore for speed camera contract," Aug. 21). For a very long time now, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has repeated the mantra that the speed...
  • Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees

    Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees
    In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores. Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
  • Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]

    Minor privilege, major disincentive  [Editorial]
    "Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice Two percent for looking in the mirror twice Here a little slice, there a little cut Three percent for sleeping with the window shut..." —"Master of the House," Les Miserables A business owner in...
  • Citywide cleanup, reusable bag distribution planned for Saturday

    Citywide cleanup, reusable bag distribution planned for Saturday
    Environmentalists will team up Saturday to build support for a 5-cent plastic bag fee in Baltimore by handing out reusable bags and taking part in a citywide cleanup effort. Blue Water Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership, Chesapeake Bay Foundation,...
  • Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
  • Baltimore should adopt star-spangled slogan [Letter]

    Baltimore should adopt star-spangled slogan [Letter]
    If Baltimore can repeat the successes of Sailabration and the Star-Spangled Spectacular on a continuing basis, what an achievement it would be ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15)! I live at the Inner Harbor and enjoyed watching my...
  • City's new slogan would honor national anthem

    City's new slogan would honor national anthem
    Oh, say can you see a new slogan for Baltimore City? Councilman James B. Kraft can. He petitioned his fellow City Council members to pass a resolution Monday declaring a new official motto for the city: "Baltimore — Birthplace of The Star-Spangled...
  • Mayor to propose relief for tax credit errors

    Mayor to propose relief for tax credit errors
    City homeowners could receive $3 million in property tax assistance under a plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to unveil today, addressing concerns over bills that skyrocketed after errors in tax credits were discovered. Taxpayers who...
  • City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes

    City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. The checks — which will...
  • Police officials before council after violent start to 2014

    Police officials before council after violent start to 2014
    Amid a bloody start to the New Year following a violent 2013, City Council members asked police leaders at a hearing Tuesday whether they've changed something for the worse. "Baltimore has come too far to let the violence of years past return," said...
  • Mayor calls on citizens to do their part to fight violence

    Mayor calls on citizens to do their part to fight violence
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Wednesday for the public to be more engaged in helping police and elected officials fight Baltimore's violence. "For me, 2014 is about making sure that everybody in their own way contributes to making Baltimore a...