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The lack of immediate answers in the case of slain 13-year-old Monae Turnage has left the community in limbo, Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said Thursday. "I understand the protocols, but this family, and this city, needs to know what...
A homeowner should not pay more in property taxes than his two neighbors put together for their nearly identical homes. But that's exactly what Sun reporters Scott Calvert and Jamie Smith Hopkins found in a comprehensive and unprecedented review of...
The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved a new map for the city's enterprise zone that significantly realigns and diminishes its footprint, from 22,000 acres to 14,000 acres. The zone is designed to support investment in and improvement of...
Funding for the Department of Recreation and Parks was a hot issue at City Hall on Wednesday — with the City Council president suggesting that police and other agencies transfer money to youth programs, an activist criticizing a proposal to hire a...
Tags: Unemployment, Finance, Budgets and Budgeting
Standing before some 30 activists and Union Square neighbors Saturday in a neon orange T-shirt with the words "I am Baltimore," 16-year-old Antonio Ellis recited a gritty poem about how the city appears through his eyes. "Born and raised in the city,...
Three members of a key City Council committee say they oppose Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to more than double the city's bottle tax — enough to kill the bill. That has angered supporters of the bill, who accuse Councilman Carl Stokes,...
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...
Tags: Silo Point, Inner Harbor, Taxation, Homes, Patrick Turner
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is proposing to close more than half of Baltimore's small neighborhood pools this summer to trim costs — a plan some City Council members say they will fight. While the city's six large pools in public parks, such...
Baltimore City has a serious problem with run-down, antiquated school facilities. They represent a major impediment to progress in improving the education of Baltimore children and a drag on the city's efforts to shake off decades of decline....
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...
Baltimore residents who are frustrated over high or unusual water bills will have a chance to vent to city officials Wednesday afternoon. A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a contentious resolution asking MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake to...
Tags: Credit and Debt, Bernard C. Young
Rhonda Wimbish says she has been battling Baltimore officials over a $300 water bill — more than six times her normal rate — for more than a year. Now Wimbish, a single mother of a disabled child, says her West Baltimore home is scheduled...
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