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Baltimore spending board OKs $148M for Port Covington

Marc Weller, founding partner of Weller Development Co., said the latest round of construction at Port Covington expects to cost $700 million. The first buildings are expected to be delivered in the fall of 2021.   (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Baltimore’s spending board Wednesday approved issuing $148 million in debt to finance infrastructure work supporting the proposed $5.5 billion Port Covington development. Baltimore’s Board of Estimates, controlled by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who supports the project, approved the first ...

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Baltimore officials say Rainy Day Fund for budget deficit only

Flags flew at half staff outside of city hall in Baltimore in morning for at least 58 lives taken and hundreds injured by Steven Paddock at the country music festival around 10pm on Sunday in Las Vegas. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore will not use its emergency fund for purposes other than closing projected budget deficits, city officials said Friday. Department of Finance Directory Henry Raymond estimated the city’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also called the Rainy Day Fund, will amount to ...

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BDC president: Dixon’s claim on $30M loan fund ‘un-factual’

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The head of Baltimore’s economic development entity said claims by a former mayor that the quasi-public organization is sitting on $30 million in funds it should be lending are untrue. During the Baltimore Development Corp.’s board meeting Thursday, Christy Wyskiel, ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s fall from power

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Former Baltimore Catherine Pugh in roughly a year went from Baltimore’s 50th executive to a convicted felon facing 57 months in prison. This episode of the Ground Up Podcast examines the roots of the “Healthy Holly” scandal and what lies ...

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Baltimore posts top 10 list ‘no one wants to make’

Sheryl Goldstein, deputy chief of staff, operations, Jason Hessler, deputy commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, and Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young address the city top 10 list of frequent sanitation violations. (The Daily Record/Adam Bednar)

              Property management firms dominate a running list of individuals and businesses most frequently cited in Baltimore for trash, sanitation and illegal dumping violations during the last 12 months. The list of the 10 ...

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