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  • 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...
  • Superblock: Making the math work

    Superblock: Making the math work
    Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeis asking the City Council to grant generous property tax breaks for the developers of the long-stalled Superblock project on the west side of downtown, calling it a linchpin of her long-term strategy to grow the...
  • Court of Appeals dismisses Angelos' Superblock lawsuit

    Maryland's highest court has cleared the way for the city to move forward with its plans for the long-delayed $152 million Superblock project. The Maryland Court of Appeals dismissed Friday a lawsuit by Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos that challenged the...
  • Some big businesses owe millions in city water bills

    In Sparrows Point, bankrupt RG Steel's delinquent city water bills have risen from about $3.5 million in 2009 to nearly $7 million today, according to city records. Chemical giant W.R.Grace & Co. owes almost $500,000 — even after recently...
  • Church bell tower repairs signify change in Oliver neighborhood

    Church bell tower repairs signify change in Oliver neighborhood
    A few weeks ago, I spent a few quiet minutes in Green Mount Cemetery, where its higher ground offers unexpected views of Baltimore. As I looked to the southeast, something curious caught my eye. What was going on in the nearby Oliver neighborhood? What...
  • Partnership brings affordable housing to North Avenue corridor

    Partnership brings affordable housing to North Avenue corridor
    For years, the vacant Columbus School on a busy corner of East North Avenue appeared to be nothing more than a giant planter. Leafy tree branches stuck out over the top of the historic red-brick walls, making it seem like the school's only future...
  • Johnston Square appears to be turning the corner

    Johnston Square appears to be turning the corner
    The banner at Greenmount Avenue and Preston Street proclaims the Lillian Jones Apartments are coming. For the past year, I've watched this building take shape in a neighborhood that needed all the help it could get. Come spring, new tenants will begin...
  • Committee votes to allow Ticketmaster fees

    Committee votes to allow Ticketmaster fees
    A City Council committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore. The council's finance committee voted 3-1 in favor of the bill, which would...
  • City school board revokes contracts of several schools

    City school board revokes contracts of several schools
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close. In January, city schools CEO Andrés Alonso...
  • Mayor says trash fee would make city more competitive

    Mayor says trash fee would make city more competitive
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that charging residents for trash collection would actually help the city attract new residents because it could reduce its property tax rate. Defending a hotly debated proposal in her State of the City...
  • Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate

    Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate
    Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease...
  • Charter and independent schools faced financial, academic challenges

    Charter and independent schools faced financial, academic challenges
    In response to a system that many believed had long failed young black boys, a school began to take shape seven years ago in a small East Baltimore neighborhood. The Bluford Drew Jemison Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy would...