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  • Rawlings-Blake to propose 9% property tax cut for homeowners

    Rawlings-Blake to propose 9% property tax cut for homeowners
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil plans Wednesday to direct nearly all of the revenue from Baltimore's long-delayed slots casino to reducing property taxes for city residents who own their homes, a spokesman said. Rawlings-Blake, who faces...
  • A mind to be mayor: Q&A with Otis Rolley III

    A mind to be mayor: Q&A with Otis Rolley III
  • Rolley: Rawlings-Blake shows she doesn't get it

    Rolley: Rawlings-Blake shows she doesn't get it
    Reading Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's "What Would Schaefer Do?" on Sunday (May 1) reminded me once again how little she understands about leading a major city. She compares herself to one of our greatest leaders without understanding what made him...
  • Grand Prix group misses tree-planting deadlines

    Grand Prix group misses tree-planting deadlines
    Add another problem to the mounting woes for the financially troubled organizers of Baltimore's inaugural Grand Prix auto race — the company has missed all its deadlines for planting trees downtown to make up for those cut down for the Labor Day...
  • Some merchants wary about crime, others optimistic along Greenmount Avenue

    Some merchants wary about crime, others optimistic along Greenmount Avenue
    The owner of a dress shop is so fearful of crime along Greenmount Avenue in Waverly that she keeps the door locked even when her shop is open. The man who runs a discount store a block away feels it is safe enough to stroll the avenue with his three young...
  • Former mayoral candidate's wife target of city suit

    The city of Baltimore has filed suit against the wife of former mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, demanding $26,100 for months of leave that were erroneously granted her because of a computer glitch. Charline Rolley took more than 90 days of paid leave &#...
  • Some question top leadership in recent city police scandals

    Some question top leadership in recent city police scandals
    Asked to reflect on his tenure in 2009, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told an anecdote of a retired police official who approached him at an event and said Bealefeld had persevered through more turmoil than his predecessors....
  • Rawlings-Blake property tax cut: A good start but not the final word on tax reform

    Rawlings-Blake property tax cut: A good start but not the final word on tax reform
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to cut 20 cents off of Baltimore's property tax rate for owner-occupied homes by 2020 is a good idea for what to do with the city's projected revenue from slot machine gambling. Whether it is sufficient to spark a...
  • Deep cut or small slices?

    Penn Wilbert and his wife, Amanda Ferchak, have lived in Southeast Baltimore for six years — riding bikes to the grocery store, playing kickball at Patterson Park and meeting friends for drinks at bars inCanton. But last month, when the young...
  • Luring home buyers into the city will take more than a $40 property tax cut

    I have some comments about a central issue of Baltimore's mayoral campaign: I am a young doctor in the city. My spouse and I have been looking to buy a home in the city for a year, and we have held off because of the egregious property taxes. We...
  • Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign

    Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign
    Ella Bailey and her two grandsons hurried down a strip mall sidewalk on a recent sultry summer morning, sipping bottles of pineapple soda. The three passed by a dark swirl on the sidewalk, a bloody reminder that a delivery man was fatally shot at this...