He says he needs space, and he wants to be alone. So he wants to walk. And walk. And walk some more. So before he retires Aug. 1, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III plans to take a vacation ...Read More »
In her six-year fight with her former employer, the city of Baltimore, Katrina Okoli has managed to flout two maxims: that you can’t fight city hall and that those who represent themselves in court have a fool for a client. ...
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He was pushed. He hasn’t said it, but Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III was escaping what he felt was an antagonistic attitude in City Hall when he recently announced his retirement. There was family pressure to leave, but the work ...Read More »
Baltimore’s first taxi cabs fueled with propane — estimated to save local cabbies $3 million a year in fuel costs — hit the streets Friday. Funded in part through a $300 million federal stimulus grant awarded to the national Clean ...Read More »
Rehabbed houses give Oliver a lift A group of developers recently banded together to try to restart home ownership initiatives in the long-blighted neighborhood of Oliver on Baltimore’s east side. Operating under the name Come Home Baltimore, the group is ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
After several contentious community meetings over the last nine months, a new master plan for the $1.8 billion East Baltimore Development Inc. project is set to go to City Hall this spring with a sweeping new design for the 88-acre ...Read More »
The Hollywood Diner is back in business and doing what owner Cheryl Townsend hoped it would - draw in diners from nearby establishments for lunch. Many patrons came Thursday to taste the soul food, get a glimpse of the history and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.Read More »
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 ...Read More »