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  • If plastic bags are the problem, ban them [Letter]

    Call it what you like, the proposal to charge 10-cents for plastic bags is a tax on the people of Baltimore ("Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee," Jan 21). As for Councilman Brandon Scott's comment, "This is a good step for us to be a sustainable...
  • Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit

    Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit
    City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
  • City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
  • City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes

    City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. The checks — which will...
  • Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires

    Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires
    Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired. A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
  • City spending board approves Harbor Point agreements

    City spending board approves Harbor Point agreements
    City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt. The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
  • Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system

    Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that troubled Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors. "You don't cut your nose off to spite your face,"...
  • City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work

    City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work
    At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions. The West...
  • MARC train weekend service begins

    MARC train weekend service begins
    Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains. The two planned to grab...
  • Baltimore city council president, others endorse Brown campaign

    Baltimore city council president, others endorse Brown campaign
    The Baltimore city council president was among several politicians from the city to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign Saturday. The Brown campaign rolled out the endorsements at an event to open a campaign office in Baltimore....
  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke. The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
  • City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]

    City police consultants' report was a waste of taxpayer dollars [Letter]
    Unfortunately, The Sun's recent article outlining a consultant's report on the police department that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very initiatives many of its state legislators had already...