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  • Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees

    Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees
    Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers could add unlimited fees to the price of admission for concerts and sporting events under legislation approved by a key City Council committee on Tuesday. The committee gutted a bill that sought to limit...
  • City writes $1,105 check for rent it didn't owe

    City writes $1,105 check for rent it didn't owe
    The Baltimore housing department recently tried to give away some money — $1,105 to be exact. That was the amount of a check sent to retired lawyer Constance Putzel in June, with a notation that the city was paying her for ground rent she held on...
  • Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point

    Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point
    After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
  • Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing

    Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing
    After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development. In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
  • Mayor, council members take on shootings

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases. Rawlings-...
  • Brown rolls out municipal officials' endorsements

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor rolled out about 70 endorsements from municipal elected officials around the state Tuesday -- among them seven members of the Baltimore City Council. Brown's event in Ocean City follows by a day an...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore to vote on deal to boost local hiring at Caesars casino

    Baltimore to vote on deal to boost local hiring at Caesars casino
    City officials are expected to sign off Wednesday on a deal that promises to help residents seeking the 1,700 jobs planned for Horseshoe Casino Baltimore — addressing one of the main arguments made by gambling supporters in the debate over expanding...
  • H&S Bakery freeing up Harbor East site with new distribution center

    H&S Bakery freeing up Harbor East site with new distribution center
    H&S Bakery is moving its Harbor East distribution center to an East Baltimore business park, freeing up prime real estate that the breadmaker-turned-developer has eyed for development for more than a decade. The facility, bounded by South Central Avenue...
  • Zoning proposals intended to maintain neighborhood character

    Zoning proposals intended to maintain neighborhood character
    Homeowners across the city could see their property rights altered by the first zoning code overhaul in more than 40 years. City officials said the sweeping revisions, dubbed Transform Baltimore, would preserve the character of neighborhoods and make it...
  • Northwest development's impact on stream eyed

    Northwest development's impact on stream eyed
    In a city struggling to rebuild its population, construction cranes would seem to be a welcome sign. But office, shopping and housing projects in the works in Northwest Baltimore have some residents worried about the impact of development on a degraded...
  • City Council takes symbolic stand against youth jail

    City Council takes symbolic stand against youth jail
    The Baltimore City Council took a symbolic stand Monday against the construction of a proposed new $70 million juvenile jail in East Baltimore. Twelve of 14 council members signed on as co-sponsors of Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's...