The fight for Baltimore City Council president is on now that Bernard C. "Jack" Young has become the city's 51st mayor after the resignation of Catherine Pugh. And the final faceoff may come down to council members Sharon Green Middleton and Brandon Scott.
Acting Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has fired three aides to Mayor Catherine Pugh. Young had put them on leave after Pugh herself took an indefinite leave of absence. Pugh is recovering from pneumonia, but also under intense scrutiny over sales of her "Healthy Holly" children's book.
When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh temporarily steps down at midnight Monday, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will take over as ex officio mayor. The 64-year-old married father of two has served on the council for 21 years, leading the body as president since 2010.
The Baltimore City school board is preparing to vote in January on the next round of recommended closures. Two traditional public schools and four public charters could potentially be shut down by the end of the school year. That would bring the total number of schools closed since 2004 to 75.
Community leaders and advocates say research released Wednesday by the Johns Hopkins University showing that liquor stores attract more violence than bars do bolsters their argument that officials must do more to crack down on problem carryouts.
Klein Enterprises, a Pikesville-based development firm, plans to start construction this week on a 284-unit apartment building near Interstate 83, part of a wave of residential projects planned for the Jones Falls Valley.
Baltimore officials on Wednesday hired singer Davon Fleming — a city native who rose to fame on the NBC show “The Voice” — to a one-year consulting contract and named him Grand Marshal of the Martin Luther King Day parade.
Only months after rejecting a similar measure, the Baltimore City Council is poised to pass a bill Monday to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 — nearly $5 an hour higher than in surrounding counties.
When the new Baltimore City Council convenes Dec. 8, more than half will take their seats in the chamber for the first time. The newcomers are pledging to push a more liberal agenda than their predecessors, including increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping rewrite of Baltimore's zoning rules affecting everything from fraternities to urban farms — but not before a bitter dispute erupted inside the council's chambers over liquor stores.
City Council members vowed this week to vote next month on a long awaited rewrite of the city's zoning rules, updating city code for the first time in more than 40 years. There's just one problem: Nobody's quite sure what's in it.
The Baltimore City Council is expected to vote today in favor of a $660 million financing package for Under Armour CEO's massive Port Covington project — one of the most hotly debated issues the lawmakers have faced in years.
The Baltimore City Council began to undergo a monumental shift Tuesday as a number of younger, novice politicians were poised to win Democratic nominations that historically secure victories in November's general election.