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  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
  • Bag the bag tax

    Bag the bag tax
    The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...
  • Zipcar opens Harbor East office as company's local footprint grows

    Zipcar opens Harbor East office as company's local footprint grows
    Car-sharing company Zipcar has expanded quickly in its four years in Baltimore, scaling up from an initial fleet of 27 cars to more than 200 vehicles. The Boston-based company announced Monday the opening of a new office in Harbor East, next to a new...
  • City chides developer for listing campaign contributions as project cost

    City chides developer for listing campaign contributions as project cost
    Baltimore officials approved a $3.4 million deal Wednesday to sell a Fells Point pier for development of a luxury hotel after chiding a developer for trying to include campaign contributions to local politicians as part of the project's costs....
  • Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?

    Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?
    How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our...
  • Kraft hires investigators for Baltimore speed camera probe

    Kraft hires investigators for Baltimore speed camera probe
    City Councilman James B. Kraft says he’s hired two investigators to help complete a City Council probe of Baltimore’s troubled speed camera system.   Two paralegals -– who are paid $32 and $26 per hour, respectively –- from the...
  • Redflex lobbying Baltimore for traffic camera contract

    Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in...
  • 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,...