| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Several lawmakers are calling on the state to compensate Baltimore amid new disclosures that errors in the historic property tax credit program for homeowners have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
"The state should make us whole,"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Two Baltimore City Councilmen are formally calling on the state of Maryland to cover the costs of erroneous historic property tax credits that have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
Councilmen Bill Henry, who represents north...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The developer of Harbor Point plans to buy the initial offering of city-issued bonds for the $1.8 billion project, accruing millions in interest from the controversial public financing deal, city officials confirmed Thursday.
Developer Michael S. Beatty'...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
"Council members Carl Stokes, Sharon Green Middleton and Bill Henry voted against the deal," writes The Sun in its article reporting the City Council's decision to help finance the upscale Harbor Point development ("Harbor Point bonds gets OK," Aug. 13)....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players.
The proposals have...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:35 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is planning to hire an outside consultant to develop a "three- to five-year strategic plan" to help streamline the agency and improve crime fighting, city documents show.
The consultant group that is awarded the contract...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:27 AM
The Maryland State Highway Administration is hosting a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 designed to gather community input about sidewalks along North Charles Street near the city/county line.
"I know this is a priority for community leaders in the Bellona/...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:11 PM
As part of her push to increase Baltimore's population, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to introduce legislation to the City Council next week that will provide generous tax breaks to builders of apartment buildings downtown and in six other...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:37 PM
The closing of Crush restaurant is not a reflection on the health of business at Belvedere Square shopping center, say merchants, a property manager, city councilman and city planner.
In fact, they say, despite the sudden shuttering of the white-...