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  • Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill

    Dozens of amendments proposed for food truck bill
    A City Council committee considering new regulations for Baltimore's growing food truck industry plans to hold work sessions as members evaluate more than 50 proposed amendments. Councilman James B. Kraft, chairman of the committee, said he's been...
  • Long-promised community school comes to fruition

    Long-promised community school comes to fruition
    More than a decade before thousands rallied outside the State House in Annapolis for adequate school facilities for the city's children, several dozen residents met in a school lunchroom in Northeast Baltimore to lay the groundwork for building just one...
  • Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns

    Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns
    The Baltimore Housing Authority's plan to sell 22 of its 28 apartment and townhouse complexes drew dozens of concerned tenants and workers Wednesday to a City Council committee hearing. Floyd Vines, a resident at J. Van Story Branch high-rise, one of...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work

    Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work
    Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are becoming increasingly angry as they wait for the Department of Public Works to finish water and sewer line repair projects that have clogged the commercial 3600 block of Falls Road and nearby streets...
  • Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay

    Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay
    Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis. "Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip,"...
  • City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council mulls extending tax breaks for historic properties
    Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties. Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
  • Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade

    Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade
    For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...
  • Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit

    Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit
    The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly. "People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
  • 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,"...
  • What's next for Baltimore's speed cameras [Editorial]

    Baltimore City taxpayers are now the proud owners of 155 speed cameras and 81 red light cameras, none of which are currently operable. For a mere $600,000 (on top of $2.2 million for the cameras themselves), Baltimore has ended its relationship with a...
  • City plans to pay Brekford $600,000 to end speed camera contract

    City plans to pay Brekford $600,000 to end speed camera contract
    Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday. Termination of the contract with Brekford Corp....