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  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans

    Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans
    Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. In March,...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
  • 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...
  • NAACP convention not necessarily coming to Baltimore after all

    NAACP convention not necessarily coming to Baltimore after all
    The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday. A panel is still in the process of...
  • Planned drug treatment clinic in Harwood sparks conflict

    Planned drug treatment clinic in Harwood sparks conflict
    The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone. But Harwood residents see it as...
  • Councilman wants 90% tax break for urban farmers

    Councilman wants 90% tax break for urban farmers
    City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore. In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
  • Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits

    Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits
    A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood. A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda...