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James B. Kraft

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  • 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...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties. Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
  • City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
  • Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee

    Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee
    Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week. The legislation — which would apply to...
  • City left holding the bag [Letter]

    The proposed 10-cent bag fee that the Baltimore City Council will vote on next week is a bad idea ("City may impose 10-cent bag fee," Jan. 22). Giving merchants a 3-cents-per-bag cut in the new revenue is an even worse idea. Councilman James B. Kraft...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • City plans to give $200K to move H&S Bakery center from Harbor East

    City plans to give $200K to move H&S Bakery center from Harbor East
    The Rawlings-Blake administration is set to give $200,000 to help H&S Bakery move its Harbor East distribution center to an industrial area of East Baltimore — sparking discussion of whether subsidies should be needed to help a successful business...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape. He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
  • Police identify Mass. man stabbed to death in Fells Point marina

    Police identify Mass. man stabbed to death in Fells Point marina
    A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was fatally stabbed early Thursday at a marina in Fells Point, according to police and a city councilman. Police said a suspect, a 43-year-old Odenton man, was in custody. Police identified the victim as Osher Perez and...
  • 'Ban the Box' legislation under fire

    'Ban the Box' legislation under fire
    An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city. The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
  • Harris Jones, Malone made $285,000 lobbying city in 2013

    Harris Jones, Malone made $285,000 lobbying city in 2013
    The power couple of Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone once again topped lobbying totals in Baltimore last year, bringing in $285,000 for their work in the city — nearly double what businesses paid them a year before. Lobbying forms reviewed by The...