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Carl Stokes

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  • District 11 needs a do-over [Letter]

    District 11 needs a do-over [Letter]
    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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • 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...
  • 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 reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon...
  • 15 apply for vacant City Council seat

    15 apply for vacant City Council seat
    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...
  • Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise

    Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise
    The city's plan to award Baltimore Arena naming rights to the Royal Farms chain of convenience stores drew praise Tuesday as a pairing almost as good as Western fries and chicken, though some questioned the need to place another corporate logo on a...
  • Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

    Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets. A police surveillance camera operator...
  • 120 youths picked up in tougher city curfew's first month

    120 youths picked up in tougher city curfew's first month
    In the first month of Baltimore's tough new youth curfew, about four kids a night were picked up by police — a smaller-than-expected number that supporters say shows the law is working. City officials say the figures — which show that police...
  • Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates

    Filings reveal cash on hand for potential Baltimore mayoral candidates
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the money race against potential future political opponents with more than $350,000 on hand, a review of the most recent campaign finance reports shows. Rawlings-Blake, who is up for re-election in November 2016,...
  • Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?

    Is Baltimore ready for a new city slogan?
    How's "Baltimore - Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" sound for a new city slogan? City Councilman James B. Kraft is expected to introduce legislation at Monday's meeting to set a new official slogan to "celebrate Baltimore's essential link to our...