| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Maryland homeowners could lose out on hundreds of dollars in tax bill savings if they miss a deadline that's a week away.
Many may not realize they must sign up for the Homestead Tax Credit, which saved the average Baltimore homeowner more than $1,000...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:51 PM
A Baltimore County Council member is calling for the council to delay its vote on a measure to impose stormwater management fees, saying neither the council nor the public has had enough time to study the issue.
Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a Reisterstown...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The Waverly library would be about 2,000 square feet bigger than it is now, with a wall of glass, more computers, modernized equipment and separate areas for children and teens, as planned in a $6 million renovation project, Baltimore City library...
| Dec 22, 2012
No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there.
Meetings were organized. Baltimore...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Baltimore officials announced Tuesday that they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network.
The Baltimore Sun found that a recently...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Property lawyer Dan Harvey has a drastic solution to Hampden's parking crunch. On Monday, he dropped it like a bomb on a meeting of the Hampden Community Council.
Harvey, president of the Cotton Duck Title Co., in the 700 block of West 36th Street,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Area billboard companies are speaking out against a proposed tax introduced this week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
In a hearing before the City Council's taxation committee Thursday, the global billboard firm Clear Channel Outdoor offered to give...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Developers converting older office buildings into apartments or building new complexes could get a significant tax break under a measure the Baltimore City Council approved Monday.
The legislation is aimed at addressing a glut of vacancies in office...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched her campaign to repair Baltimore's long-neglected schools Monday, introducing a bill to more than double the city's bottle tax as part of a plan to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to fix dilapidated...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration to order a halt to the practice of placing liens against homes with unpaid water bills.
"This is not to say that people...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Mention valet parking in Little Italy to Justin Duvall, and he'll rattle off stories of valet drivers clogging traffic, parking cars in residential spots and blocking off public spaces with cones.
"I've moved cones before," said Duvall, 29, a lifelong...