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The Baltimore City Board of Estimates has begun phasing out annual fees for businesses that want to add amenities such as lighting or bike racks outside their establishments.


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While Baltimore City and Baltimore County are drafting plans for police body cameras, they might want to look to Laurel, just south in Prince Georges County, where officers have been wearing them for two years.

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Baltimore, meet your new doctor. She’s Leana Wen, a Harvard educated emergency physician and Rhodes Scholar who takes over Thursday as the city’s health commissioner. She succeeds Oxiris Barbot, who left to become deputy health commissioner in New York City.

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Once again, a plastic bag ban is before the Baltimore City Council.

Councilman Bill Henry introduced a new version of the ban during the council’s first meeting of the year Monday.

When you walk into the room where the dogs are kept at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter, be prepared for a boisterous greeting.

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Baltimore City officials say they’re starting a new crime fighting strategy Sunday that will reduce overtime and make patrol officers happy: a new schedule. 

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Prosecutors charged Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook with manslaughter Friday in the death of a bicyclist in Roland Park after Christmas.

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby celebrated the beginning of her term Thursday, four days after she started the job. She was officially sworn in Monday.

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Now, here’s an attempt to answer the question many Baltimore City residents must have been asking at some point after the snow started falling early Tuesday morning:  When will the plow clear my street?

Ravens Paint Towson Purple

Jan 5, 2015
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The Ravens grounds crew painted the team's logo on a hill at the Baltimore County Courthouse in Towson Monday morning. It was the first event of the week leading up to the Ravens/Patriots playoff game on Saturday.  Poe, the team mascot, the Ravens' cheerleaders and a few hearty fans were on hand.

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