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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...
  • After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department

    After violent first year, Batts still pushing to remake city's police department
    As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
  • Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination

    Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination
    A meeting to address residents' concerns over environmental hazards on the site of the proposed Harbor Point development has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown. The meeting had been scheduled for Monday at neighbors' demands, but...
  • Federal shutdown delays Harbor Point review

    Federal shutdown delays Harbor Point review
    Plans to begin work soon redeveloping the former chemical plant site at Harbor Point hit a potential delay Monday, as the Maryland Department of the Environment said the federal government shutdown would prevent it from completing review of the project by...
  • Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
  • Checking the city's $15.9 million figure on 'recouped' taxes

    Checking the city's $15.9 million figure on 'recouped' taxes
    The number: $15.9 million What it is: The amount of money Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city's Billing Integrity Unit has "recouped" since 2011 by catching erroneous tax breaks and other tax billing problems. How it breaks down: The mayor'...
  • City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases

    City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases
    Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills. Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...
  • 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...
  • Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site

    Huge distribution warehouse planned for former GM site
    The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department. The 2.8 million-...
  • BGE to host meeting on Southeast Baltimore outages

    BGE to host meeting on Southeast Baltimore outages
    The cause of days-long power outages in Southeast Baltimore earlier this summer and the work by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to prevent future problems will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by BGE officials in Fells Point on Monday, according...