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Author Archives: Melody Simmons

Baltimore budget approved by City Council, Board of Estimates

The Baltimore City Council and the city’s Board of Estimates voted to approve a $2.8 billion budget for 2013 Monday that will force the closing of three city fire houses while granting a residential property tax cut, the city’s first ...

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New school at EBDI brings new hope

Amid fanfare and protest, ground was broken Monday for a $43 million, state-of the art public charter school in the heart of the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. project. The event culminated years of planning for the school that EBDI, ...

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City Council gives preliminary OK to bottle tax

A key committee of the Baltimore City Council voted Monday afternoon to send a proposed 3-cent increase in the city’s bottle tax to the full council for a vote this month. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee voted out ...

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EBDI will break ground Monday on $40M charter school

A $40 million public charter school at the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. site is scheduled to break ground Monday. Construction of the 7-acre campus of the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School is expected to officially begin ...

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