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  • 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...
  • Body found in Inner Harbor is ninth in recent months

    Body found in Inner Harbor is ninth in recent months
    Police found a decomposing body floating in an industrial area Thursday at the mouth of the Inner Harbor, a grim discovery that marks the ninth time since October a person has turned up dead in the waters of Downtown Baltimore. Investigators say they...
  • County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks

    County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks
    Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions. Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
  • Social Security pulls out of downtown's West side

    Social Security pulls out of downtown's West side
    A move nearly 10 years in the making starts Monday as the Social Security Administration begins relocating 1,600 employees from a massive facility near Lexington Market to a new, trimmer facility uptown. They leave behind two blocks of empty buildings...
  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...
  • Ed Reed and Ray Lewis scheduled to attend White House ceremony

    Ed Reed and Ray Lewis scheduled to attend White House ceremony
    The 2012-13 Ravens will be well represented Wednesday when the team travels to the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama for its 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. Linebacker Ray Lewis, who retired...
  • City Council postpones vote on foam container ban

    City Council postpones vote on foam container ban
    The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support. Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
  • Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents

    Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents
    Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
  • Limits proposed for city take-home cars

    Baltimore Councilman William H. Cole IV introduced a bill Monday to limit a program that allows some city employees to take government cars home every day. Cole's bill, which is co-sponsored by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, would bar any...
  • Mayor calls for trash pickup fee, 10 percent cut in city workforce

    Mayor calls for trash pickup fee, 10 percent cut in city workforce
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Monday for "bold reforms" to fix a looming financial shortfall, including requiring more city workers to contribute to their retirement fund, charging residents for trash collection, asking firefighters to work longer...