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  • Roland Park Place trying to sell vacant church next door

    Roland Park Place is attempting to sell an old church next to its property — the same church it tried to tear down for parking five years ago against strenuous objections by residents who live in the area. "I don't know that we've had any...
  • Taking stock of good and bad surprises, with kudos to city DOT (Hudson's Corner)

    Life is full of surprises. They make life interesting. The past two weeks have been filled with a mix of good and bad surprises. On the bright side, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has been a model of good communication, responsive...
  • Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work

    Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work
    Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are becoming increasingly angry as they wait for the Department of Public Works to finish water and sewer line repair projects that have clogged the commercial 3600 block of Falls Road and nearby streets...
  • Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay

    Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay
    Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis. "Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip,"...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties. Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
  • Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade

    Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade
    For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...
  • Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax

    Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax
    A broad coalition of taxi, limousine and for-hire sedan companies in Baltimore say they will refuse to pay a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger in what they are calling a collective act of civil disobedience. The first payments under the new tax, for...
  • City zoning board deals a setback to Hampden development

    City zoning board deals a setback to Hampden development
    Baltimore City's zoning board sent a developer back to the drawing board March 25, denying setback variances for proposed townhouses on the site of a former home for unwed mothers in Hampden. The Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board voted 3-0 not to grant...
  • Working to boost school attendance [Letter]

    Working to boost school attendance [Letter]
    At Wide Angle Youth Media, we couldn't agree more with Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke's statement that school attendance "is everybody's responsibility" ("City councilwoman urges different approach to combating student absenteeism," March 2)...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • City Council passes smoking ban near playgrounds, athletic fields

    City Council passes smoking ban near playgrounds, athletic fields
    Smoking near a playground, swimming pool or ball field in Baltimore could bring a fine of up to $500 under a ban the City Council approved Monday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign the legislation, which would make Baltimore the latest...