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  • Mayor tries to quiet calls for property tax bill audit

    Mayor tries to quiet calls for property tax bill audit
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempted to quiet growing calls from the City Council for an independent audit of the city's troubled property tax program, saying Tuesday that her administration's reforms should be given more time to yield results. "We'...
  • City, state officials spar over tax errors at hearing

    City, state officials spar over tax errors at hearing
    A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers. A discussion about the...
  • Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year

    Baltimore approaches 200th homicide for second-straight year
    Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the...
  • Maryland AAU athletes, coaches and volunteers ready for recognition Sunday

    More than 200 members of the Maryland District of the Amateur Athletics Union will be honored at a special ceremony Sunday, with athletes, coaches and volunteers being acknowledged in eight different sports. From football and basketball to jump rope and...
  • Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward

    Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward
    The Baltimore City Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the planned, Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station shopping center, rejecting pleas by critics to send the project back to the City Council for reconsideration. One commissioner...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise

    Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise
    Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body. The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
  • Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency

    Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency
    Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday. Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...
  • East Baltimore development moves to next phase

    East Baltimore development moves to next phase
    When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. East...
  • City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point

    City to consider $35 million bond issue for Harbor Point
    City officials on Monday will consider issuing $35 million in bonds for the massive Harbor Point development — among the final steps before construction can begin on the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Such bond issues by the city's Board of...
  • Msgr. Edward Miller, St. Bernardine's pastor

    Msgr. Edward Miller, St. Bernardine's pastor
    Monsignor Edward Michael Miller, the longtime pastor of St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church who was recalled as the "shepherd" of West Baltimore, died Sunday as he prepared to say Mass. He was 68. Monsignor Miller was found by parish members when he...
  • The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]

    The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]
    One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy. Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...