| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union and some advocacy groups urged the City Council on Thursday to scrap a tough youth curfew bill and instead implement a plan that calls for more social programs for young people.
But Councilman Brandon Scott, lead...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Before the start of the next school year, Baltimore City youths will need to abide by a new curfew that calls for them to be off the street as early as 9 p.m. under legislation the City Council approved Monday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who...