| May 16, 2013
| 8:34 PM
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....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched her campaign to repair Baltimore's long-neglected schools Monday, introducing a bill to more than double the city's bottle tax as part of a plan to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to fix dilapidated...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:57 PM
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,...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration to order a halt to the practice of placing liens against homes with unpaid water bills.
"This is not to say that people...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:22 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest.
But instead of...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 7:01 PM
The annual number of killings in Baltimore has fallen below 200 for the first time in more than three decades, a symbolic threshold that seemed elusive for a crime-weary city just four years ago.
As a new year begins, city officials say the decline is...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools.
A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:21 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...