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  • Summer jobs for city youth

    Summer jobs for city youth
    I read with interest Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's recent op-ed on the need for more job opportunities for youth ("Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray," April 30). As I've spoken with community leaders,...
  • What was Rawlings-Blake waiting for?

    What was Rawlings-Blake waiting for?
    Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Department of Justice to conduct a full-scale civil rights investigation of Baltimore's police department, the kind of thorough probe that, in other cities, has led to court-mandated reforms. What took her...
  • Attorney general Loretta Lynch does not rule out broader federal probe of Baltimore police

    Attorney general Loretta Lynch does not rule out broader federal probe of Baltimore police
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that the Justice Department will examine the best options to improve the Baltimore Police Department in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, and a full-scale civil rights investigation has not been...
  • Mayor rules out property tax cut, will submit budget Wednesday

    Mayor rules out property tax cut, will submit budget Wednesday
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has formally ruled out a property tax cut for the coming year after flirting with the idea of giving one. Her final $2.55 billion budget trims spending by charging smokers more for health insurance, ending coverage of...
  • Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray

    Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray
    As the world looked on in horror Monday, many of us in Baltimore resisted the initial shock and headed straight for the streets to help quell the violence and restore order to our great city. What awaited us in those tense moments, as afternoon gave way...
  • The problem with 'thugs'

    The problem with 'thugs'
    At first, the word "thug" was so consistently used by city, state and even national leaders to describe the Baltimore rioters — many of them teen-agers — that it seemed a deliberate, coordinated effort to send a message. Gov. Larry Hogan,...
  • At the City Council, passion from protesters and councilmembers

    At the City Council, passion from protesters and councilmembers
    Baltimore Bloc activists chanting "drop the charges, drop the bail" interrupted the Baltimore City Council meeting tonight.  Upset by high bails for some involved in the week's protests and riots and long waits for nonviolent protesters to get out of...
  • 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 for "Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray."...