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  • Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil

    Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil
    IndyCar executives met with Baltimore officials Monday to discuss the future of the company planning the city's Grand Prix — and whether the leader of the group should depart. Downforce Racing LLC, which took over the troubled event earlier this...
  • At pricey condos, developers pay just hundreds in tax

    At pricey condos, developers pay just hundreds in tax
    They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots. At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309...
  • Child, 5, who died in crash was fixture in South Baltimore neighborhood

    As much as any 5-year-old could be, Jake Owen was a fixture in South Baltimore. He hung out at the pool, played on the soccer team and ran through Riverside Park, an expanse of green across the street from his rowhouse. The kindergartner, who was...
  • Top property tax bills in Baltimore add up to big bucks

    Top property tax bills in Baltimore add up to big bucks
    When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note. The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of...
  • City officials closemouthed on Grand Prix search

    City officials closemouthed on Grand Prix search
    Baltimore officials are conducting a swift and informal search for a new team to manage the city's Grand Prix race — and are declining to explain how or by what criteria they are making decisions. After severing the contract late last month with...
  • City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul

    City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul
    Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest. But instead of...
  • 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....
  • Cole says he alerted state to Federal Hill assessment error several years ago

    Cole says he alerted state to Federal Hill assessment error several years ago
    City Councilman William H. Cole IV said Wednesday evening that his office told state assessors several years ago that they had mistakenly valued a large Federal Hill home as if it were a fraction of its true size. And Cole said others in the...