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Carl Stokes

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  • Hearing scheduled for concerns on city water system privatization

    Hearing scheduled for concerns on city water system privatization
    Concerns about Baltimore selling its water system to a private company will be vetted at a City Council hearing at 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Councilman Carl Stokes said while Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has stressed that there are no plans to...
  • City should reject privatizing water

    City should reject privatizing water
    I stand with those who rallied to keep public water in public hands and applaud Councilman Carl Stokes for calling for a hearing ("Hearing scheduled for concerns on city water system privatization," Oct. 27). Baltimore should not enter into a contract...
  • Fire won't affect redevelopment, neighbors say

    Fire won't affect redevelopment, neighbors say
    Burned-out rowhouses on East Preston Street, charred by a wind-swept fire Sunday, were outfitted Monday with new plywood coverings over downstairs windows and doors. Normally, such boards are evidence of a neighborhood in decline in Baltimore. But...
  • City Council unanimously backs Costello, criticizes process

    City Council unanimously backs Costello, criticizes process
    The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously approved Federal Hill Neighborhood Association President Eric T. Costello to fill a vacant seat, but several members expressed concern over a process they said lacked true community involvement. Costello,...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • 15 apply for vacant City Council seat

    15 apply for vacant City Council seat
    Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  - Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore...
  • District 11 needs a do-over [Letter]

    District 11 needs a do-over [Letter]
    Every so often a vote is cast that defines a politician, and one is about to be cast. On Monday, Oct 6 the Baltimore City Council will vote to accept or reject the decision of a committee formed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and chaired...
  • Federal Hill community president nominated for City Council

    Federal Hill community president nominated for City Council
    The committee tasked with filing a vacant City Council seat listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates with a wide range of experiences. But when it came time to debate their relative merits, there was little...
  • 9 candidates write letter to City Council, call for re-vote on vacant seat after 'tainted' process

    9 candidates write letter to City Council, call for re-vote on vacant seat after 'tainted' process
    Nine candidates on Monday called the selection process to chose a new City Council member for Baltimore’s 11th District an “insult” — and demanded a new vote. In a letter sent to the members of the City Council, nine of 14...
  • Young accused of pushing favored candidate through nominating committee

    Young accused of pushing favored candidate through nominating committee
    Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat. A committee of community leaders, appointed by Young,...
  • Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates

    Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the money race against potential future political opponents with more than $350,000 on hand, a review of the most recent campaign finance reports shows. Rawlings-Blake, who is up for re-election in November 2016,...