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As new Baltimore City Council takes office, Jack Young plans nonprofit partnerships

As new Baltimore City Council takes office, Jack Young plans nonprofit partnerships

After a new City Council was sworn in Thursday morning, Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young announced plans to partner with nonprofits to revitalize Baltimore's westside and drive down crime in the northeast.

Eight new council members joined seven incumbants in taking office Thursday — the most turnover in decades. In a speech welcoming them to the council, Young said the city's legislative body will "work hand-in-hand with leaders from the private sector to improve the quality of life for Baltimoreans."

"A great deal of this work is already underway," Young said during a ceremony in the War Memorial building. "Our role,...

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