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With varying levels of success, two Notre Dame Preparatory School physics classes put a year's worth of learning to the test and built boats out of cardboard and duct tape — and put them to the test this week, paddling across the school's pool. "We...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Students
State Del. Pat McDonough, who stirred controversy this week when he said "roving mobs of black youth" terrorize Baltimore, shrugged off criticism Friday that he is using shock tactics to raise his political profile. McDonough, a Republican who represents...
City Hall is considering selling or leasing 15 historic Baltimore landmarks, including the iconic Shot Tower and stately War Memorial building, which officials believe are underused and could bring the city sorely needed cash. The idea has excited...
Workers have begun replacing water meters in 12,000 households in Baltimore City and county, public works officials announced this week. The meters can be read remotely, eliminating the need for workers to travel to the homes, and will replace outdated...
Harford County Councilman Jim McMahan wants the existing waste-to-energy incinerator in Joppa to be considered for the site for the county's planned trash transfer station once the incinerator closes in 2016. But the suggestion was quickly scotched by...
Kathy Dobropolski pleaded with Baltimore public works officials for seven years to stop billing her for a neighbor's water use. Dobropolski, 60, lives alone in a Randallstown home without a dishwasher or clothes washer; her neighbors are a bustling...
For years, Linda Stewart has spotted erroneous city water bills and posted them online, where she is known as WaterBillWoman. She has lodged complaints with City Hall about the widespread problems. She has attended hearings. She has demanded...
Baltimore's top elected officials are battling over whether the city should seize homes because of unpaid water bills after a recent audit found widespread billing errors. MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakesays eliminating the threat of liens could endanger...
Tags: Credit Ratings, Bonds, Laws, Labor Legislation, Anirban Basu
A proposal to consolidate the county's two fire tax districts and separate rates into one countywide system has support from all but one Howard fire station, a County Council hearing on the bill this week revealed. The bill, requested by County Executive...
Tags: Ken Ulman, Lisbon (Portugal), Insurance, Ellicott City, Fires
Rhonda Wimbish says she has been battling Baltimore officials over a $300 water bill — more than six times her normal rate — for more than a year. Now Wimbish, a single mother of a disabled child, says her West Baltimore home is scheduled...
Harford County will pay more than $6.6 million to close a former landfill it purchased in 2007 as part of the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant expansion. The Harford County Council approved the closure of the former landfill on Abingdon Road last month....
Tags: Harford County, Water
Annapolis officials are poised to approve spending $12.5 million to start building a state-of-the-art water treatment facility as part of Mayor Joshua J. Cohen's proposed capital budget for fiscal year 2013. The city council has granted initial...
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