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State Tax Credit Calculations Error Gouges Some Balto Homeowners

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Nearly 300 Baltimore City homeowners are seeing a significant increase in their property taxes as a result of flawed calculations by the state in computing the Historic Renovation Tax Credit. As a result of the errors, local homeowners have been...

Construction on Grand Prix Race Track Begins

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Construction for the third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore began Aug. 6 as the first concrete barrier for the race track was placed just paces away from the doors of the Baltimore Convention Center. Race managers announced a series of...

Body Found In Harbor Is That of Missing Baltimore Woman

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a Baltimore woman who drowned in frigid waters off the Inner Harbor's popular waterfront promenade. City police have identified the woman pulled from the harbor as Alexandra Carroll,...

Larry Young Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

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WOLB radio host Larry Young hosted a gubernatorial debate between Democrats on June 5. From left: Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, Jim Shea, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Rushern Baker, Valerie Ervin and Ben Jealous (not pictured).

MD Police: Pikesville Boy Charged with Assault Says He Kissed Girl on Dare

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PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy in Maryland has been charged with assault after police say he grabbed a fellow eighth grader and kissed her. Administrators at Pikesville Middle School notified the school resource officer of the incident on...

Community Prosecution Begins in Baltimore City

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State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein announced his plan for community prosecution in Baltimore City January 2, just as his term in office hit the one year mark. Aiming to create stronger ties between residents and the authorities who dedicate themselves...

City Prepares for 2010 Census

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Elected officials and local leaders in Baltimore City say they are working diligently to get the word out about the April 1 census distribution. They don’t want a reoccurrence of the poor participation rate that dismissed 12 delegates and...

Happy Birthday: 100 Years Well Lived!

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By AFRO Staff Turning 100 years old is certainly a reason to celebrate which is why on Jan. 5, at Salem Baptist Church in King, Va., the family, friends and church members will honor Ms. Helen Newman for reaching that...

Free WiFi for Baltimore Residents

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Join  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools, the Family League of Baltimore and key community partners on Oct. 28, 2 p.m. at the Towanda Community Center, 4100 Towanda Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215; to launch Maryland’s first...

Two Sisters Work to Empower Baltimore Families

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For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes. We start off this week with Shannon Morgan and Valarie Matthews, two sisters trying to make a difference in Northwest Baltimore Catherine’s Family and Youth...

Baltimore ID Cards to “Build an Inclusive City,” Says Pugh

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese. Baltimore's mayor and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced the launch of the parish...

Conversation with African American Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Series

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The 1960’s was a decade of firsts: the first heart transplant surgery was performed and the science fiction series Star Trek made its TV premiere. For African Americans, this period ushered in the first generation of those who dreamt...

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