Mayoral candidate David L. Warnock, the Baltimore venture capitalist and philanthropist, said Friday he has loaned his campaign nearly $1 million — a substantial figure that surpasses what most leading candidates typically raise.
Home values throughout the Baltimore region are on the upswing, with the strongest gains in Baltimore County but slower growth in Harford County and the city, according to the latest round of property assessments, which the state mailed this week.
Members of Baltimore's tourist industry are pressing harder for public support for advertising and new facilities, sounding a familiar refrain with new urgency as they face a downturn in visitors in the aftermath of April's riots.
Baltimore school officials will review boundary lines of elementary schools for the first time in more than a decade as part of a broader plan to close or renovate dilapidated buildings and reduce class sizes.
A few months ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake looked to many pundits like she was practically unbeatable. The city's crime and unemployment rates were down. She had substantial money in her campaign account. She even flirted with a run for U.S. Senate. Then the rioting broke out.
Only 32 homes at four developments have been created under the city's inclusionary housing law since it went into effect seven years ago, according to a new report by the city's Inclusionary Housing Board, appointed this year to monitor the program. More than 9,000 new units have been completed or approved since 2010, according to the Planning Department.
In a new marketing campaign, the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. touts the community's 43 miles of waterfront, its history and its proximity to city attractions: It's a 10-minute drive to the Canton Crossing retail development, 15 to Camden Yards.
Saying she's convinced Baltimore's high property taxes are driving residents and business away, Del. Maggie McIntosh has introduced legislation aimed at helping retain current homeowners while launching studies of ways to reduce the rate.
The State Department of Assessments and Taxation will send notices today to about 750,000 property owners whose properties were assessed for tax purposes in 2013. Statewide, residential values held steady at 1.3 percent, while commercial assessments climbed 16.3 percent compared to 2010, when this group of properties was last considered.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake glided to victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, securing a full four-year term in Baltimore's highest office, as voters chose her calm, steady style over her opponents' calls for an overhaul of city government.
The inaugural Grand Prix swept into Baltimore this weekend with much at stake — for a city whose economy and image could both use a boost, and for its mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has been the most visible proponent of the much-hyped event
Baltimore voters trickled into polling places Thursday for the first day of early voting in the citywide primary elections, prompting the director of the city elections board to describe turnout as "really bad."