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  • City proposes citywide credit for apartments

    City proposes citywide credit for apartments
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday she wants to make a tax credit that has been used to spur apartment development downtown available citywide. The new proposal would offer a tax credit for 10 years for projects anywhere in the city, five...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas

    City Council backs new rules to expand food truck areas
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would allow the city's growing food truck industry to operate in more places. The rewritten bill is an about-face from an earlier version of the legislation, which sought to...
  • Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report

    Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report
    You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story. Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]

    Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]
    Baltimore is in many respects a charming city, with its row houses, historic neighborhoods and miles of waterfront. But our city also has a not-so-charming problem with trash. And a major contributor is the plastic bags that pollute the landscape....