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  • 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...
  • City Council members seek body cameras for police

    City Council members seek body cameras for police
    Two influential City Council members introduced legislation Monday that would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year — a move they argue would cut down on police brutality in the aftermath of several high-...
  • Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
  • 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,...
  • Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing

    Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform. At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city...
  • Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, City Council clerk

    Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, City Council clerk
    Elmer A. "Peck" Jones, the longtime Baltimore City Council clerk who had been a Democratic stalwart throughout his life, died Sunday of complications from kidney failure at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. He was 101. "I knew Mr....
  • Antonio Hayes a new face in the 40th District

    Antonio Hayes a new face in the 40th District
    When Antonio Hayes went to the July meeting of the Hampden Community Council, it wasn't for the debate on a controversial Baltimore City Council bill to create a Residential Permit Parking Area near the Rotunda mall. Hayes didn't go to the community...
  • Cole's record on development draws praise and concern

    Cole's record on development draws praise and concern
    In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development. That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
  • NAACP convention not necessarily coming to Baltimore after all

    NAACP convention not necessarily coming to Baltimore after all
    The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday. A panel is still in the process of...
  • Hampdenfest and toilet races back on again (Hampden Column)

    So, Hampdenfest 2014? Some of you may be wondering what's going on with that. First it was happening, then it wasn't, now it is again. Being one of the organizers, I'm in a somewhat unique position to be able to explain what happened, why and what's...
  • Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd

    Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd
    "Laid-back" is how Chris McSherry, president of the Roland Park Civic League, described the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July Parade. It was so laid back that McSherry, shortly before the parade was set to start, was walking around, asking prominent...
  • Marylanders march to their own beat on Independence Day

    Marylanders march to their own beat on Independence Day
    In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic. So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...