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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...
  • Advisory panel wants city to revisit approved Remington shopping center

    Advisory panel wants city to revisit approved Remington shopping center
    A Baltimore City-mandated citizens' advisory committee that few people knew existed until this month scrambled to meet Saturday, ahead of a Monday deadline to make recommendations to the Planning Department about a proposed shopping center with a...
  • Big week ahead for 25th Street Station project

    The court of mixed public opinion about a planned shopping center in Remington is in full fact-finding and soul-searching modes this week. Developers of 25th Street Station are going back before several community groups and a key city panel with...
  • City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases

    City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases
    Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills. Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...
  • Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing

    Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing
    Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
  • Audit the tax records

    Audit the tax records
    As a rule, nobody likes to be audited. Not private companies, not government agencies and certainly not ordinary taxpayers. It's inconvenient, it's time-consuming, and for many of us, it's a bit insulting, implying as it does that we have done something...
  • Residents question redesign of Walmart shopping center in Remington

    Residents question redesign of Walmart shopping center in Remington
    Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are...
  • Point man on harbor development confronts controversy

    Point man on harbor development confronts controversy
    When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking. "I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
  • Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos

    Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos
    Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....