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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore
    Retired after 30 years working as a roofer, Allan Foster enjoyed working part time at his church and helping organize the March of Dimes' annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Most evenings, the 56-year-old and his wife walked to a neighborhood store to play...
  • Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home

    Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home
    Baltimore police Saturday identified a woman found dead in a Highlandtown row house Friday as 51-year-old Kimberly Leto. Police did not provide additional details, but a neighbor who did not want to be identified said investigators told her they...
  • Police arrest two teenagers in killing of Highlandtown woman

    Police arrest two teenagers in killing of Highlandtown woman
    Baltimore Police arrested two teenagers Sunday in the beating death of a 51-year-old Highlandtown woman who was found dead inside her home Friday. Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a news conference at police headquarters to announce the arrests of...
  • 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...
  • City council committee OKs 16 percent cut in storm water fees

    City council committee OKs 16 percent cut in storm water fees
    A City Council committee on Tuesday approved a 16 percent cut to Baltimore's proposed storm water fees. Under a plan that will go to the full council for a vote Monday, homeowners would pay $40 to $120 per year. That's down from a range of $48 to $144....
  • Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers

    Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers
    Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
  • City Council postpones vote on foam container ban

    City Council postpones vote on foam container ban
    The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support. Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
  • Baltimore's plastic bag curb widely ignored

    Baltimore's plastic bag curb widely ignored
    For more than two years, Baltimore city has tried to fight its litter problem with a law barring merchants from giving shoppers plastic bags unless they ask for them. But even the law's supporters acknowledge it's had little impact. Of more than 200...