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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit

    Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit
    The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly. "People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
  • If plastic bags are the problem, ban them [Letter]

    Call it what you like, the proposal to charge 10-cents for plastic bags is a tax on the people of Baltimore ("Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee," Jan 21). As for Councilman Brandon Scott's comment, "This is a good step for us to be a sustainable...
  • 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...
  • Committee investigating speed camera audit to meet next week

    Committee investigating speed camera audit to meet next week
    A City Council committee investigating a secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system will begin its work next week. The Judiciary Committee will meet at 11 a.m. next Tuesday to determine how to proceed, officials said. Committee Chairman James Kraft...
  • City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point

    City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point
    City officials on Monday will consider issuing $35 million in bonds for the massive Harbor Point development — among the final steps before construction can begin on the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Such bond issues by the city's Board of...
  • Condo owners stunned by unexpected end to tax break

    Condo owners stunned by unexpected end to tax break
    When Mark and Lisa Struble bought their Little Italy condo last year, they were attracted by the open layout, proximity to the waterfront — and the promise of a steep property tax break into 2016. But in July they got a shock in the mail from...
  • Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors

    Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors
    The developer planning to build a new waterfront headquarters for Exelon Corp. on the site of a former chromium-processing plant assured Fells Point-area residents Thursday night that the Harbor Point project could be built safely without releasing the...
  • Meeting to air Harbor Point questions

    Meeting to air Harbor Point questions
    A public meeting tonight (Thursday) will give city residents a chance to ask questions about environmental safeguards for developing Harbor Point, a former factory site in Fells Point where toxic chromium remains entombed underground. The meeting,...
  • Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year

    Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year
    Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the...