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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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Baltimore again extends deadline for Superblock agreement

Top city officials Wednesday gave another extension to developers of the $150 million Superblock project so they could line up financing — including a newly proposed taxpayer-supported incentive that city officials say totals $17.6 million — and retail tenants. The ...

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Liquor license granted for new restaurant near Hopkins Hospital

Owners of a proposed new restaurant for the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. redevelopment were granted a liquor license Thursday at City Hall. Ernst Valery and Mondel L. Powell will be allowed to sell beer, wine and liquor at what ...

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Rawlings-Blake’s property tax rate reduction bill to be introduced Monday night

A bill to lower Baltimore’s property tax rate by 20 cents by 2020 will be introduced Monday night before the City Council. The legislation is a follow up to a campaign pledge made by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake last year while ...

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Moratorium called for Baltimore City water and sewer liens

A moratorium on placing liens on city houses solely for unpaid water or sewer charges will be introduced Monday night at the Baltimore City Council following a scathing audit that showed widespread problems in the city’s billing system. City Council ...

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Tax breaks for Exelon draw fire at City Hall

Members of the Baltimore City Council and others Thursday questioned millions of dollars in tax breaks set to go toward a $120 million office development for Exelon Corp. in Harbor Point. Two public subsidies for the developer, Harbor East Development ...

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Construction to begin on expansion of Towson Circle development

Look for construction to soon begin on the expansion of the Towson Circle development on Joppa Road near the traffic circle. Sources say this $35 million extension and redevelopment is ready to launch after several years of uncertainty because of ...

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Rawlings-Blake rejects moratorium on TIFs, PILOTs

A city task force examining taxpayer incentives to developers is recommending new criteria for the awards, including profit sharing on all projects, independent monitors and possible use of such inducements to help rebuild Baltimore’s middle class. During a hearing at ...

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Middle East residents line up to testify at second EBDI hearing

At the second investigative hearing on East Baltimore Development Inc. in the Baltimore City Council chambers, EBDI's CEO Christopher Shea touted transparency and job creation, while residents complained of the need for better access to jobs. The packed meeting was led by Councilman Carl Stokes, and Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young was also in attendance.

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EBDI leaders hit on job creation at hearing

Former residents and job seekers from East Baltimore hammered at officials of East Baltimore Development Inc. on Wednesday about missed employment opportunities and delayed housing during a packed hearing in the City Council chamber on the controversial $1.8 billion redevelopment ...

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