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George Nilson

Now officially Baltimore mayor, Jack Young inherits city's problems — particularly violent crime

Now officially Baltimore mayor, Jack Young inherits city's problems — particularly violent crime

Bernard C. “Jack” Young became the 51st mayor of Baltimore on Thursday, his new role made official by Catherine Pugh’s resignation.

The City Council president has been serving as acting mayor — to generally positive reviews — since Pugh announced April 1 that she was taking a leave of absence to fight pneumonia.

Young, like Pugh a Democrat, has dismissed some of her closest aides and sent other signals that he was settling into the job, but Pugh’s resignation ends the uncertainty that...

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