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  • Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction

    Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction
    The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown. To Wojtek, that...
  • City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port

    City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port
    Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
  • Council members seek ban on cellphone 'reverse vending machines'

    Council members seek ban on cellphone 'reverse vending machines'
    Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players. The proposals have...
  • Maryland Historical Trust to hold public hearing on Crittenton development

    Maryland Historical Trust to hold public hearing on Crittenton development
    The good news for critics of a plan to develop the old Crittenton Home for Girls in Hampden is that the Maryland Historical Trust will hold a pubic hearing June 6 on whether to modify an easement that prohibits new construction on the site. The bad news...
  • City to raze homeless encampment near JFX

    City to raze homeless encampment near JFX
    Venus Wiles would rather sleep in a tent stuffed with blankets and all her worldly possessions on the side of the Jones Falls Expressway with her boyfriend, Michael Spence, than stay the night in an emergency shelter. The encampment — a...
  • Homeless encampment an issue at City Hall

    Homeless encampment an issue at City Hall
    Homeless advocates and a city councilwoman sharply criticized Monday a Rawlings-Blake administration plan to remove an encampment of about a dozen homeless people this week from under the Interstate 83 overpass in central Baltimore. But administration...
  • City Council approves bill allowing Ticketmaster's service fees

    The City Council approved a bill Monday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore. The 15-member council voted heavily in favor of the bill, which would exempt...
  • Winter storm brings more uncertainty than snow in north Baltimore

    Winter storm brings more uncertainty than snow in north Baltimore
    Painter Doug Preston had a scheduled job in Greenspring Valley on Wednesday morning, but his client told him not to come because the house was up a hill and even an inch of snow would make it difficult to reach. Yet as Preston, of Guilford, went...
  • Advocates work to find housing for homeless at downtown encampment

    Advocates work to find housing for homeless at downtown encampment
    As a Friday deadline approaches, advocates are working to find housing for the homeless men and women living at a Baltimore encampment set to be cleared. Christina Flowers, president of Belvedere Homes, stopped by the site between Interstate 83 and...
  • Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

    Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute
    Samantha Armacost, 27, grew up a country girl in Hereford. "There's not even sidewalks where my parents live," said Armacost, nicknamed Sam. But she was always thrilled when her mother took her on the light rail to Baltimore City to see Orioles...
  • City police training academy director, appointed this week, to retire

    Just three days after being touted as the commander who would oversee reforms in the wake of a training shooting, the new head of the Baltimore Police academy informed top brass Friday that he intends to leave the agency. Maj. Joseph E. Smith III, a 25-...
  • 'Bubble' brings Baltimore's Waverly community together

    'Bubble' brings Baltimore's Waverly community together
    The rhythmic thud of the drum filled the air of Baltimore's Waverly community, alerting residents that something special was taking place in the neighborhood. The joyous sound of children's laughter and eventual singing reinforced the sense of...