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  • On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger

    On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger
    The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun. To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to...
  • Where are the 'jobs, jobs, jobs?'

    Where are the 'jobs, jobs, jobs?'
    I'm so glad City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young recognizes the many problems facing Baltimore ("Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray," April 30). These past days have been traumatic and have placed our city in an ugly...
  • Baltimore mayor says gangs can help quell Freddie Gray unrest

    Baltimore mayor says gangs can help quell Freddie Gray unrest
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's spokesman said Thursday that city officials should engage gang members if they are offering "a genuine effort to make peace." The mayor would examine information they claim to possess that discredits what...
  • Council president calls for donations to support more youth summer jobs

    Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young called Thursday on corporate donors to help create 3,000 more jobs for city youth this summer. In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, Young called forĀ "Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray."...
  • Audit finds 'widespread discrepancies' in Baltimore energy bill aid

    Audit finds 'widespread discrepancies' in Baltimore energy bill aid
    Baltimore has approved $6.2 million in questionable payments meant to help poor families pay their energy bills, including grants to three dozen households that aren't even in the city, according to a new audit. The report by the city auditor's office,...
  • Where are Baltimore's leaders?

    Watching the train wreck of the press conferences Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has held in response to the rioting, looting and arson in our city has been downright sad ("Critics question delay in calling out the Guard," April 28). In the...
  • BUILD pushes city leaders for meeting with Sandtown-Winchester residents

    BUILD pushes city leaders for meeting with Sandtown-Winchester residents
    More than 100 activists interrupted a meeting of Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday and marched to police headquarters to demand city leaders meet with Sandtown-Winchester residents. The neighborhood has been the center of much of the unrest since the...
  • Experts question gang involvement in riots

    Experts question gang involvement in riots
    It was an unusual tableau: Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and his neatly dressed council colleagues stood at a City Hall news conference flanked by two young men wearing the red bandannas associated with the Bloods gang. At...
  • Beefed-up media capture images of Baltimore burning for world to see

    Beefed-up media capture images of Baltimore burning for world to see
    Television was filled with images of Baltimore burning Monday night. And those pictures that were seen nationally and globally have been seared into the minds of at least another full generation of viewers. You will forgive my cynicism, but I don't...
  • Mayor, commissioner denounce work of agitators

    Mayor, commissioner denounce work of agitators
    Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for calm late Saturday as more than 1,300 police officers worked to take control of the city after agitated protesters incited violence after a day of peaceful marches. "I am...
  • Baltimore to reconsider whether to cut taxes next year

    Baltimore to reconsider whether to cut taxes next year
    Baltimore officials are revisiting the possibility of offering city homeowners a property tax cut in next year's $2.5 billion budget, they said Wednesday. Officials ruled out a cut last month, but budget director Andrew W. Kleine said the idea is now...