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Carl Stokes

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  • Angelos firm handling Pratt's lawsuit against mayor over phone purchases

    Angelos firm handling Pratt's lawsuit against mayor over phone purchases
    The law firm of prominent lawyer and Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is handling without charge Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit against the Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to install a new city phone system that Pratt says illegally...
  • New buyer for development site in Remington

    New buyer for development site in Remington
    Seawall Development Corp., a force in Remington as a builder of affordable teacher housing and a rehabber of abandoned row houses, has signed a contract to purchase an 11-acre site where an ill-fated shopping center with a Wal-Mart store was planned....
  • Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores

    Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores
    A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore is garnering increased support among community members who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer. The zoning change, part of the city's first zoning...
  • City parks agency turns over books for auditing

    It's taken about three years of wrangling, but Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally turned over a year of its financial books to city auditors. "I'm not jumping up and down yet," Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the council's...
  • Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver

    Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver
    For the last couple months, Dunbar athletes have been keeping an eye on the renovation of their football field, hoping they would get to play a few games there this fall. "They think it's Christmas," Poets football coach Lawrence Smith said of the...
  • Lucille Gorham, neighborhood activist

    Lucille Gorham, neighborhood activist
    Lucille Gorham, a longtime East Baltimore neighborhood activist whose "quick wits and good-natured tenacity" equipped her as the voice of poor residents who lived near Johns Hopkins Hospital, died of cancer Saturday at her Belair-Edison home. She was 81....
  • City voters change election cycle, require more audits

    Baltimore voters were poised to approve four charter amendments Tuesday, including one to move city elections to the same years that the nation chooses a president. The city would hold its next election in 2016, under one of the changes leading by...
  • City Council gives preliminary approval to Harbor Point tax break

    City Council gives preliminary approval to Harbor Point tax break
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval on Monday to a proposal for a decade of tax breaks for Harbor Point, the future home of Exelon Corp.'s Baltimore headquarters. Two council members, Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes, voted against including...
  • City gets nearly $20 million from speed camera tickets, irritating critics

    City gets nearly $20 million from speed camera tickets, irritating critics
    Baltimore got nearly $20 million in revenue from speed cameras over the past year — a higher-than-expected figure that is sparking debate over the accuracy of the city's budget projections and whether the camera program is more a cash cow than a...
  • Don't blame speed cameras for catching speeders

    Will a state or city leader with a clear set of well-considered priorities please stand up? Jill Carter and Carl Stokes are at it again ("Speed cameras yield $19.2 million," Sept. 12). I can't keep up with all the issues they keep raising. Let me tell...
  • Affordable-housing requirement waived for Superblock

    Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development has waived the affordable-housing requirement for the Lexington Square "Superblock" project, a development discussed Thursday at a meeting of the City Council's Taxation, Finance and Economic...
  • 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...