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Carl Stokes

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  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition

    Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition
    Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses. So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...
  • 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...
  • Planned drug treatment clinic in Harwood sparks conflict

    Planned drug treatment clinic in Harwood sparks conflict
    The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone. But Harwood residents see it as...
  • Councilman wants 90% tax break for urban farmers

    Councilman wants 90% tax break for urban farmers
    City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore. In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....