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Committee OKs restoring Harbor Point to Enterprise Zone

A Baltimore City Council committee voted Wednesday evening to restore Harbor Point to the city’s list of Enterprise Zones, making it eligible for lucrative tax breaks as a $1.5 billion development is set to begin there.

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$1.4M endowment to honor Schaefer’s ‘do it now’ legacy

William Donald Schaefer’s parting gift to his beloved city will help to pay for flowers, neighborhood improvements and even flagpoles.

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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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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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Officials blast EBDI results

A group of East Baltimore elected officials vowed Wednesday to shut down construction, public funding and permits at the $1.8 billion East Baltimore Development Inc. project, saying that the massive development effort has failed to hire local workers and companies, ...

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Joe Surkiewicz: UB Family Law Clinic looks at the big picture

At the University of Baltimore’s Family Law Clinic, student attorneys do more than help low-income clients seeking child custody, support, divorce, adoption, and civil remedies for domestic violence. They also look at the big picture. And they get results: Clinic ...

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Court of Appeals rules against preservationists’ bid to protect Superblock buildings

Neighboring business owners and preservationists have lost their bid to protect historic buildings in Baltimore’s Superblock redevelopment area. The Court of Appeals said Friday that the group cannot sue to enforce an agreement between the city and the Maryland Historical ...

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City Council to get Superblock tax proposal

A 20-year city property tax break for the developers of the $150 million Superblock development downtown was introduced in the City Council Monday night to provide an incentive city officials say is needed for the long-stalled project to move forward. ...

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Baltimore taxpayers invited to speak out on proposed city budget

The city’s Board of Estimates will hold its annual Taxpayers’ Night on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Building near City Hall. The event is a public forum on the proposed 2013 budget of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, ...

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Wanted: A new top developer for Baltimore

Baltimore’s quasi-city agency that oversees development has posted a detailed job description for its soon-to-be-vacant head job following the retirement of M.J. “Jay” Brodie last month. The Baltimore Development Corp. is seeking a “well-qualified economic development official” as president and ...

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