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  • Riding out the recession: IRS might be willing to wait

    Is the IRS liening on you? There might be some relief if a tax lien on your house is preventing you from refinancing your mortgage or selling your home. You or your lender can ask the IRS to make its tax lien secondary to the one bythe mortgage...
  • Md. to open bidding today for slots licenses

    As they prepare to open bids for slots licenses today, Maryland officials are casting a wary eye on Kansas, hoping that recent history will not be repeated. In Kansas, two gambling development companies won the rights to build "destination casinos"...
  • 2 slots bidders did not pay fees

    Prospects for a near-term gambling windfall in Maryland fizzled yesterday as state officials acknowledged that two of six bidders for gambling licenses failed to submit millions of dollars in legally required fees and that Baltimore's applicant is...
  • Study for race to force parking bans

    Drivers will face parking restrictions and possible delays downtown Saturday as a helicopter crew conducts a survey of the likely route of a proposed Grand Prix race in Baltimore. City officials will post notices warning motorists not to park along...
  • Investor admits rigging tax sale bids

    A veteran Baltimore real estate investor could serve up to 18 months in prison for conspiring to rig bids at Maryland tax sale auctions under a plea deal that obligates him to cooperate with a continuing criminal investigation of the auctions. Steven L....
  • Deadline looms on city bills

    More than 20,000 Baltimore property owners who have fallen behind on real estate taxes or services such as water bills must pay up by the end of the month or face possible foreclosure. City officials plan at their annual tax sale next month to auction up...
  • Probe targets tax-lien sales

    Federal agents have raided two Baltimore County real estate businesses and seized a wide range of records as part of a criminal investigation into municipal auctions of property tax liens. Search warrants show that the FBI obtained the records to support...
  • Water bill revisited

    Two-thirds of Baltimore's City Council agreed last night to sponsor hastily resurrected legislation to prevent homeowners from losing their homes over unpaid water bills, all but assuring its swift passage. City officials, meanwhile, mulled the...
  • City slots parlor rejected

    Maryland's slots commission rejected Thursday a bid to build a casino in downtown Baltimore, a decision that will delay much-needed revenue for the state and hamper city efforts to cut property taxes. Commissioners said they were frustrated by the...
  • For city, Rawlings-Blake a fine reflection of her father

    In Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, Baltimoreans get a young, bright and serious new mayor who could bring some urgently needed stability to city government even as she faces one of the toughest fiscal challenges in municipal history. She's the No-Drama...
  • A new mayor's capital ties

    A new mayor's capital ties
    Gov. Martin O'Malley greeted mayor-to-be Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake on Friday, exuding pride that a politician he had mentored had risen to the small circle of Baltimore chief executives. "Mayor, it is your city," he said to Rawlings-Blake, addressing...
  • A few words of advice

    A few words of advice
    As the daughter of a renowned state legislator and a member of the Baltimore City Council for nearly her entire adult life, Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake has seen the city transform in the hands of numerous leaders. On Feb. 4, when she is sworn in as the...