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  • Liquor stores in neighborhoods seek commercial rezoning

    Liquor stores in neighborhoods seek commercial rezoning
    Some north Baltimore wine and liquor stores may have found a way around a proposed Baltimore City zoning change that could eventually ban them from the residential neighborhoods in which they are located. Several stores in the Hampden and Charles...
  • Baltimore police struggle with vacancies, increased spending

    Baltimore police struggle with vacancies, increased spending
    The Baltimore Police Department is short almost one-sixth of the officers it should have as it girds for warmer weather and increased violence — prompting top brass to once again exceed their overtime budget to fill patrol cars. "At the most...
  • Maryland Historical Trust removes restriction on development of Crittenton property

    Maryland Historical Trust removes restriction on development of Crittenton property
    Opponents of a planned town house development on the grounds of the historic Crittenton House in Hampden drove two hours to Calvert County on June 6, hoping to convince the Maryland Historical Trust to keep in place an easement that prohibits new...
  • 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...
  • Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes

    Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes
    With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions. "Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
  • Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent

    Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent
    Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
  • Good intentions don't create jobs

    Good intentions don't create jobs
    Baltimore City Council members confused caring about unemployment with abating it by giving preliminary approval to a local hire law last week. The legislation, which requires a final vote and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature to become law,...
  • Residents oppose town house development on historic site in Hampden

    Residents oppose town house development on historic site in Hampden
    A developer's plan to turn a historic house into townhouses and apartments is sparking consternation among residents, who say their streets are already overly dense and congested. General contractor John Brooks wants to convert the old Crittenton Home...
  • Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO

    Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO
    Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor. Some, such as...