Featured, Money & Power

Glitch at DPW Yields Screwed-Up (Shortened) Water Bills

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 9:30am

Was your water bill for last month extraordinarily low? Unfortunately, your low household consumption probably wasn’t the reason.

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Friday Morning Headlines: Coldstream Homestead Montebello Seeks Investment; Ravens Win First Preseason Game; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 7:25am

Looking up: Despite blighted housing and crime, Baltimore neighborhood sees itself as worth investing in — Baltimore Sun

Ravens Get Preseason Win Over Redskins — WBAL

Baltimore Residents Struggle to Pay Increasing Water Bills — Baltimore Magazine

University of Maryland Medical unveils plans for $100M outpatient center — BBJ

Victims Remembered 1 Year After Deadly Silver Spring Apartment Explosion — CBS Baltimore

Lifeline, Money & Power

Red Emma’s Hosting Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Water Rates, Shutoffs and Tax Lien Sales

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017 3:22pm

Photo by Ángelo González, via Wikimedia Commons

Tired of seeing your water bill rise dramatically? Concerned about the city’s practice of shutting off water service, or using tax sales to generate revenue at the expense of poor home owners? You’ll be in good company tonight.

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Thursday Morning Headlines: Some Questionable Accounting in City Schools; Hateful Flyers in Harford County; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 7:25am

Sex video at Baltimore school prompts investigation – WBAL-TV

City schools fail to report pension liability – WYPR

Hateful fliers reappear in Harford County – ABC2

Homeowner property taxes will drop slightly – and water/sewer bills to rise – in fiscal 2018 – Baltimore Brew

Best Places to Watch Fireworks this Fourth of July – Baltimore Magazine


Thursday Morning Headlines: Plank Says UA ‘Not Happy’ About Stock Price; Former City Prosecutor Sentenced; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 01, 2017 7:25am

Under Armour’s Plank tells shareholders ‘we are not happy about’ stock price — BBJ

DPW boss says smart meters will improve Baltimore water billing system within the year — Baltimore Sun

Andino suspended 50 games for positive amphetamine test — AP

Former prosecutor sentenced to prison after child porn conviction — WBAL-TV

After 9 months of being stuck, final crew members on stranded ship sent home — ABC2


Water Bill Tracking Portal Goes Online This Friday

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 3:42pm

Sink Water Wikimedia

Water rates may have gone up nearly 10 percent (and will continue to do so for the next two years), but at least you’ll soon be able to see how much water you’re using.

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Featured, Money & Power

Poor Baltimoreans Need More Help As Water, Sewer Rates Keep Climbing, Report Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 18, 2016 9:33am

Photo by Ángelo González

Photo by Ángelo González

No one likes a higher water bill. However, ongoing increases in the water and sewer rates in Baltimore could leave Baltimore’s impoverished residents in particularly dire straits without more help from the city, according to a new report from the Abell Foundation.

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Money & Power

City Residents: Starting Today, Say Goodbye to Quarterly Water Bills

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 4:02pm

Photo by Ángelo González

Photo by Ángelo González

Baltimore City has officially replaced its quarterly billing cycle with a shiny new digitized monthly system.

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