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  • Income up, study says

    Income up, study says
    A city-sponsored economic study shows Baltimore has about $1.2 billion more in aggregate neighborhood income than traditional markets have estimated, and city leaders say they plan to highlight these findings to developers in an attempt to revitalize four...
  • High stakes

    High stakes
    Gambling opponents are hoping that an alliance with black churches produces an upset defeat of the slots referendum when an expected record number of African-Americans turn up at Maryland polling booths next month. Slots foes hope that black voters...
  • Decision near on slots in the city

    Just as Inner Harbor redevelopment transformed Baltimore's derelict port of rotting wharves and abandoned warehouses, Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration believes that a slot machine casino could revive a moribund industrial district while reducing city...
  • Will referendum be final word on Md. slots? Don't bet on it

    After years of gridlock in Annapolis, millions of dollars spent by gambling interests, and incessant protest rallies, voters may render the final verdict Tuesday on slot machines in Maryland. But don't bet on it. Slots gambling has been one of the...
  • Black voters saw ballots as a part of history

    Black voters saw ballots as a part of history
    For hours, the Obama faithful sat in the pews of Baltimore's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, watching a large-screen television and waiting for the election results. When CNN announced that he had won, people ran down the sanctuary's aisles,...
  • Club license in jeopardy after fatal Block stabbing

    The fatal downtown stabbing of an exotic dancer last week began as a fight among employees inside a strip club on The Block and could place the club's liquor and adult entertainment licenses in jeopardy. The chairman of the city's liquor board, Stephan...
  • School violence appalls officials

    School violence appalls officials
    The trouble began, Jolita Berry said, when she asked a girl in one of her art classes at Reginald F. Lewis High School to sit down. The student did not obey, coming closer to confront the teacher. "She said she's gonna bang me," Berry said. "I said,...
  • Small unpaid bills put residents at risk

    Homeowners who owe just a few hundred dollars in municipal debts - including Baltimore City water bills - often are hit with thousands of dollars in fees from private debt collectors and can lose their homes if they don't pay up. At least 400 city...
  • Prosecutor demanding BDC papers

    The city agency that oversees Baltimore development has received a subpoena from the Maryland state prosecutor's office, which has been conducting an investigation into spending practices at City Hall. The Baltimore Development Corp., an arm of city...
  • Ethics board clears Dixon

    Nearly a year after beginning an inquiry into whether City Council President Sheila Dixon used her influence to direct city money to a company that employed her sister, Baltimore's Board of Ethics announced yesterday that it has found no cause to pursue...
  • A little quip, a big uproar

    In a town so tough that most murders get just a few paragraphs in the paper, somebody called The Sun about 8 a.m. yesterday with a tip about a vandalized billboard. By noon, the story was all over the Internet, Rush Limbaugh was kicking off his...
  • City share of profit sharing is zero

    Big breaks given by Baltimore officials to spur major downtown projects over the past decade came with provisions that the city would share in profits. But Baltimore has yet to see one cent as a result.The projects include successful ventures such as the...