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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...
  • City plans to pay Brekford $600,000 to end speed camera contract

    City plans to pay Brekford $600,000 to end speed camera contract
    Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday. Termination of the contract with Brekford Corp....
  • Baltimore Grand Prix fans flood city for practice runs

    Baltimore Grand Prix fans flood city for practice runs
    Some pressed against chain-link fences, straining for a better view of the hurtling cars. Others mingled in white tents, struggling to be heard over thundering engines. And an elderly woman perched on the edge of her car, craning for a better view of...
  • Many residents along Grand Prix course excited

    Sharon and Bill Reuter moved to Ridgely's Delight in 1986, before Ravens perched a few blocks away and before Camden Yards evoked anything more than a faded industrial past. When the city and state got serious about building a ballpark just across...
  • Baltimore officials aren't giving up on Grand Prix

    Baltimore officials aren't giving up on Grand Prix
    IndyCar racing officials and Baltimore's mayor said Thursday they are still committed to holding another Grand Prix, even though the company that runs the event is millions of dollars past due on its bills and is weighing a takeover proposal from a...
  • Grand Prix official: High-interest loan led to unpaid tax

    Grand Prix official: High-interest loan led to unpaid tax
    Two months before the start of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the race's organizers, desperate for cash, entered into a $1.1 million loan they believed was necessary to save the event. But the two-month loan — which allowed the lender to collect more...
  • Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax

    Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools. A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
  • Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system

    Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system
    The dust was thick enough that Sally Dworak-Fisher could trace letters in it with her finger. She feared that particles from rehab work next door were drifting into her Federal Hill home and coating many surfaces — even under the bathroom sink....