Candidates running for Baltimore City Council say they are surprised and concerned after seeing they were endorsed by a political action committee that has been distributing negative materials against former Mayor Sheila Dixon, a leading mayoral candidate.
After hearing community concerns, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is delaying a final vote to approve tax breaks for large concerts and comedy shows at the aging Royal Farms Arena.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and activist Kim Trueheart will face off April 26 in the Democratic primary for the council president. They're two of seven candidates running for the seat, including Republicans, third party and unaffiliated challengers.
For the first time in a generation, the Baltimore City Council overturned a mayoral veto Monday, asking voters to decide in November if the city should create a special account to fund enrichment programs for children and teenagers.
In the race to represent Canton, Little Italy and Fells Point on Baltimore's City Council, Democrats are raising enough money for a mayoral campaign and Republicans have a rare chance at winning in the general election.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young began a public campaign Wednesday to over-ride Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto of legislation he proposed to create a multi-million fund for youth programs.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation Monday intended to create a special account in Baltimore's budget to pay for programs for children and teens, citing the city's future uncertain economic conditions
Baltimore Councilmember Robert W. Curran, who represents the third district, will honor interracial couple Shirley and John Billy at tonight¿s council meeting, and will submit "F.L.A.V.O.R. - The Civil Rights Love Song," a song written by John Billy, as Baltimore's official civil rights love song.
Several members of the Baltimore City Council on Tuesday criticized the Rawlings-Blake administration's plan to begin giving citations to businesses and some homeowners who have not shoveled their sidewalks during the record storm.
Over the objections of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city finance department, the Baltimore City Council voted Tuesday to approve a charter amendment that would lock city government into spending millions more annually on programs that benefit children and teens.
Baltimore's City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to approve legislation championed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young to mandate increased funding for programs that cater to children and teens.
Reginald "Reggie" Fugett — brother-in-law of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and son of former Redskins tight end Jean Fugett Jr. — is jumping in the crowded City Council race to serve West Baltimore.
A key Baltimore City Council panel refused Tuesday to hear the Rawlings-Blake administration's plans to spend $2 million for legal help in a police probe — leaving the $6.4 million settlement for Freddie Gray's family hanging in the balance.
The Baltimore City Council is poised to go to battle with the Rawlings-Blake administration over whether Baltimore should pay a team of private lawyers $2 million to represent the city during a federal probe of its Police Department.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday urged the Maryland General Assembly to override a Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill that would have given voting rights to ex-offenders while on probation or supervised release.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday announced plans to hold an investigative hearing into why hundreds of children are still getting lead poisoning — a preventable disease officials vowed to eradicate years ago.
If the DOJ investigation into the Baltimore Police Department finds that there is a pattern or practice of civil rights violations then it is prudent for a local government to retain the services of a lawyer or other expert with experience in negotiating consent decrees with the DOJ. It is incongruous, however, for the city to hire outside counsel to defend its interests during an investigation that the city requested.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young visited several programs serving Baltimore's children and teens Monday to get input on his proposal to spend another $31 million on youth-focused initiatives.
Leaders of Baltimore's City Council say they plan to block Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to pay $2 million to outside lawyers to represent the city during a federal investigation of the police department.
A Baltimore city councilman wants the city to issue a single identification card allowing young people to ride buses and use other school and government services, but a civil liberties advocate says the proposal raises privacy concerns.
City Council members expressed outrage Monday and called for hearings after a Baltimore Sun investigation revealed a backlog of more than 4,000 requests for public housing repairs that have long gone unanswered.