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  • Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent

    Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent
    Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
  • Good intentions don't create jobs

    Good intentions don't create jobs
    Baltimore City Council members confused caring about unemployment with abating it by giving preliminary approval to a local hire law last week. The legislation, which requires a final vote and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature to become law,...
  • Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO

    Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO
    Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor. Some, such as...
  • Action in Maturity to mark 40th anniversary

    Action in Maturity to mark 40th anniversary
    Esther Bonnet, 100, is always thinking about new plans for Action in Maturity — as she has since she co-founded the transportation service for seniors more than 40 years ago. During a recent visit from Elizabeth Briscoe, AIM's executive director,...
  • Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan

    Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan
    A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts. Councilwoman Mary...
  • Billboard companies object to proposed city tax

    Billboard companies object to proposed city tax
    Area billboard companies are speaking out against a proposed tax introduced this week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. In a hearing before the City Council's taxation committee Thursday, the global billboard firm Clear Channel Outdoor offered to give...
  • Baltimore police commander is new Ocean City police chief

    Baltimore police commander is new Ocean City police chief
    A 27-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department is taking over as the new chief of police in Ocean City. Lt. Col. Ross Buzzuro, a respected commander who began his career in Baltimore as a police cadet in 1985, will start the new job on July 2....
  • City taking on rogue valet parking services

    City taking on rogue valet parking services
    Mention valet parking in Little Italy to Justin Duvall, and he'll rattle off stories of valet drivers clogging traffic, parking cars in residential spots and blocking off public spaces with cones. "I've moved cones before," said Duvall, 29, a lifelong...
  • Public employees caught speeding in trash trucks, street sweepers

    Public employees caught speeding in trash trucks, street sweepers
    Turns out the wheels of government move faster than you might think. Among the 2.5 million speed camera violations issued in the last three years to vehicles in and around Baltimore, thousands were mailed to the same government that issued the tickets....
  • Schools audit alarms state, city lawmakers

    Schools audit alarms state, city lawmakers
    State and city lawmakers sharply criticized the Baltimore school system Monday after a searing audit called attention to a lack of oversight on school spending. Elected officials said they were deeply concerned by the preliminary audit report, which...
  • City should support GED learning

    GED and adult literacy instructors in Baltimore are grateful to Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke for being attentive to the challenges faced by city residents in gaining employment and admission to college as evidenced in the recent hearing regarding the...