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  • City Councilmen call on state to pay for erroneous tax credits

    City Councilmen call on state to pay for erroneous tax credits
    Two Baltimore City Councilmen are formally calling on the state of Maryland to cover the costs of erroneous historic property tax credits that have cut revenue to the city over the past several years. Councilmen Bill Henry, who represents north...
  • Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing

    Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing
    After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development. In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Millennial Media looking past market swings to chart growth

    Millennial Media looking past market swings to chart growth
    Millennial Media's stock has lost three-fourths of its value since the Canton company went public a year ago as an established force in the mobile advertising market. Ask CEO Paul Palmieri about that, and he'll repeat what he deems wise words from a...
  • Businesses, nonprofits object to stormwater fees

    Businesses, nonprofits object to stormwater fees
    Residents across the Baltimore region could soon be hit with annual bills of $18 to more than $100 to pay for stormwater treatment, wetland restoration and other projects aimed at improving Chesapeake Bay water quality. The fees, to be charged by...
  • City Hall crash victim Hersl recalled as generous, kind

    City Hall crash victim Hersl recalled as generous, kind
    The funeral procession for Matthew Hersl crawled through the tight streets of Southeast Baltimore, moving past the Milan restaurant, the Inner Harbor Travel agency and the Little Italy parking garage. Steve Hersl, Matt's brother, blared his car horn as he...
  • Man charged with manslaughter in fatal City Hall crash

    Man charged with manslaughter in fatal City Hall crash
    Maryland State Police arrested Monday the Baltimore man they say struck and killed a pedestrian last week in front of City Hall and charged him with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and a slew of drug offenses. Police say Johnny Johnson, 43, had drugs in...
  • Daughter, boyfriend charged in stabbing death of Ellicott City blogger

    Daughter, boyfriend charged in stabbing death of Ellicott City blogger
    A prominent Ellicott City blogger and businessman was stabbed to death by his daughter's 19-year-old boyfriend, who plotted with the 14-year-old girl to kill him so the two could run away together, Howard County police said Friday. Dennis Lane, 58,...