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  • '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...
  • Under Armour CEO backs bid to turn Recreation Pier into hotel

    Under Armour CEO backs bid to turn Recreation Pier into hotel
    A development group backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank could breathe new life into a stalled plan to transform the landmark and long-vacant Recreation Pier in Fells Point into a luxury hotel. A representative of Sagamore Development LLC presented...
  • Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]

    Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]
    Cities around the world are working to revitalize brownfield sites — areas where redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by some kind of contaminant — particularly in former waterfront industrial zones, where there is often the greatest...
  • Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill

    Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill
    A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments. Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been...
  • Food-truck operators oppose proposed city regulations

    Food-truck operators oppose proposed city regulations
    Food truck operators packed into Baltimore City Council chambers on Tuesday to testify on an administration bill that would change the way food trucks operate in the city. The food-truck vendors told the Judiciary Committee they are concerned about new...
  • Lawmakers consider speed camera reforms

    Lawmakers consider speed camera reforms
    Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...
  • Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape

    Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape
    It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again. Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...
  • City inspector general to launch speed camera investigation

    City inspector general to launch speed camera investigation
    Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry. Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
  • Woman's death in burglary leaves Southeast Baltimore reeling

    Woman's death in burglary leaves Southeast Baltimore reeling
    For the second time in her life, Grace Leto will have to bury a child. In 1983, she said, her 18-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident in Baltimore. On Friday, another daughter, Kimberly Leto, 51, was stabbed to death after she happened upon...
  • Key councilman says speed cameras should stay off during probe

    Key councilman says speed cameras should stay off during probe
    The chairman of the City Council committee that is investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program says the devices should remain offline until he finishes the "thorough" probe. "We're going to conduct a very thorough...