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Carl Stokes

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  • Exelon wants to build it, with our help

    Exelon wants to build it, with our help
    On the day Exelon's gleaming new office tower opens on Harbor Point, I wonder if anyone will remind the company, "You didn't build that." Remember the hubbub during the 2012 campaign when President Barack Obama said that? His point was that successful...
  • Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism

    Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism
    The Rawlings-Blake administration is asking the City Council to approve more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a large waterfront development that will house energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters. But some council members...
  • Benefits of Harbor Point tax deal outweigh cost, mayor says

    Benefits of Harbor Point tax deal outweigh cost, mayor says
    Hours before introducing legislation Monday to the City Council that asks for more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for a large waterfront development near Harbor East, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released hard numbers to justify the...
  • Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees

    Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees
    A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events. Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
  • City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port

    City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port
    Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
  • Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts

    Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts
    As managing director of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), I've been keenly aware of several recent developments in the relationship between the arts and culture community and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration. Actions taken by city...
  • Ticketmaster fees are a necessary evil

    It's safe to say that Ticketmaster doesn't have many fans. The service, which handles ticket sales for venues large and small across the nation, charges fees on its transactions that seem to bear little relationship to either the cost of the tickets or...
  • City Council approves bill allowing Ticketmaster's service fees

    The City Council approved a bill Monday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore. The 15-member council voted heavily in favor of the bill, which would exempt...
  • Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

    Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute
    Samantha Armacost, 27, grew up a country girl in Hereford. "There's not even sidewalks where my parents live," said Armacost, nicknamed Sam. But she was always thrilled when her mother took her on the light rail to Baltimore City to see Orioles...
  • City politicians rush to save Ticketmaster's user fees

    City politicians rush to save Ticketmaster's user fees
    Musician Jackson Browne's managers were so excited when they heard Maryland's high court had struck down Ticketmaster's unpopular user fees in Baltimore that they promised free lifetime tickets to the city resident who had filed suit alleging he'd been...
  • Recreation chief leaving City Hall

    Baltimore's recreation chief Bill Tyler is leaving city government to work in Montgomery County, city officials said Friday. Tyler, who earned $94,000 annually, was in charge of implementing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to consolidate recreation...
  • Del. Hattie Harrison fondly remembered at funeral service

    Del. Hattie Harrison fondly remembered at funeral service
    Family, friends and a host of elected officials celebrated the life of East Baltimore Del. Hattie N. Harrison at the West Baltimore United House of Prayer for All People, in a ceremony borne on the spirited rasps of trombones and rhythmic clattering of...