Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes

Jermaine Jones

City Council endorsements: Districts 1-5

City Council endorsements: Districts 1-5

If there is something positive to be found in the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray's death and the turmoil that followed, it is in the quantity — and often, quality — of candidates vying for Baltimore City Council, many of them first-time candidates anxious to rally behind the city they love. In all, there are 97 council candidates listed on the April 26 city primary ballot.

No matter what happens at the polls next Tuesday, the composition of the next City Council is certain to prove substantially different from its predecessor. There are no incumbents running in a half-dozen of the 14 councilmanic...