| 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.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To his friends and supporters, Eric T. Costello is just what the City Council needs: a smart, hard-working community president with financial experience that could save taxpayers money.
To his critics, however, Costello is just what Baltimore doesn't...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality — a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:05 AM
As I view the constant protesting by residents of Ferguson, Mo., nearly two months after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager, I know that it's only a matter of time before the streets of Baltimore are filled with the same sustained clarion...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:06 AM
We don't have enough evidence to declare the process for selecting a candidate to replace new Baltimore Development Corp. head William Cole a "travesty," as nine of the passed-over hopefuls did in a letter to the City Council. But we can certainly declare...
| 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 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,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
I pass no judgment on the committee members charged with picking a nominee for the vacancy in the City Council's 11th District. I do not know their situations or any pressures they may have been under. In my heart of hearts, I feel nearly all of them...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is expected Tuesday to formally begin the process of finding a replacement for former Councilman William H. Cole IV, who resigned to become head of the Baltimore Development Corporation. Much is at stake...