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  • Baltimore mayor: Immigrant executive actions will help city

    Baltimore mayor: Immigrant executive actions will help city
    Last week, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to protect millions of immigrants from deportation — a monumental first step in addressing our nation's broken immigration system. His executive action will be felt most strongly in cities across America, cities like Baltimore.
  • Advocates hope flower farms will take root in Baltimore

    Advocates hope flower farms will take root in Baltimore
    A movement is underway to fill some of Baltimore's 14,000 vacant lots with flower farms, where residents could grow zinnias and toad lilies and hyacinths to sell to local florists or invite the public to come pick their own bouquets. The city's...

    City expands surveillance system to include private cameras of residents, businesses

    City expands surveillance system to include private cameras of residents, businesses
    Baltimore is expanding its public surveillance network to include private security cameras that city officials hope will quadruple the number of digital eyes on neighborhoods and make residents and business owners feel more secure. City officials on...

    City homeowners lose property for just $250 in unpaid taxes

    City homeowners lose property for just $250 in unpaid taxes
    Homeowners in Baltimore can lose their houses for as little as $250 in unpaid taxes — a threshold far lower than in other cities — according to a new Abell Foundation report that urges a change in the practice. The report calls on...

    City's tax sale foreclosure process must be reformed

    City's tax sale foreclosure process must be reformed
    In Baltimore City, a homeowner can lose her home through tax sale foreclosure for as little as $250 in delinquent property taxes or $350 in delinquent water bills. Unlike a mortgage foreclosure, a homeowner generally receives no compensation for loss of...