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  • 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...
  • Blue Man joins the Landers campaign trail

    Blue Man joins the Landers campaign trail
    Bluer than Democrat-rich Baltimore! Able to distract morning commuters with a single wave! Look! On the street corner with Jody Landers! It's actual fun in this year's mayoral campaign! Blue Man, a mysterious figure in a full-body Spandex suit, has...
  • Otis Rolley wants help footing bill for new shoes

    Otis Rolley wants help footing bill for new shoes
    Just what we need: another Baltimore mayor fixated on shoes. At least Otis Rolley, the former city planning director running for mayor, isn't waving a high heel in a threatening manner. Nor is he asking developers doing business with the city to buy...
  • 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...
  • A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief

    A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief
    Paul T. Graziano looked for all the world like a short-timer. Just weeks into his new job as Baltimore's housing commissioner, he was arrested at a Fells Point bar after a drunken tirade laced with anti-gay slurs. That was more than 10 years ago. He's...
  • City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues

    City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues
    Six candidates for Baltimore's highest office squared off on fixing the city's schools, boosting the economy and fighting crime at a forum hosted by one of the city's largest churches Tuesday evening. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was conspicuously...
  • Candidates would spend more on schools

    Candidates would spend more on schools
    Taikira White chose City College for its nationally renowned choir, but her quests to find a fully functional bathroom in the school could make her a track star by the time she graduates. Last school year, she found herself running up and down the...
  • Otis Rolley puts his name out there, in chalk

    Otis Rolley puts his name out there, in chalk
    If he doesn't become mayor, maybe Otis Rolley could make it as a graffiti artist. The words "Otis Rolley for Mayor" turned up this week on a couple strategically chosen sidewalks: one in front of The Sun's Calvert Street offices and another, creepily...
  • Grand Prix to plant more trees than it cuts

    Grand Prix to plant more trees than it cuts
    Baltimoreans — at least some of them — care passionately about their trees. One thousand of them signed onto an online petition by late Wednesday calling on City Hall to "halt the clear-cutting" of trees downtown so race fans could get a...