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.
As a federal investigation into Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, leaders have pledged to move forward with the work that affects everyday people’s lives. Others in Baltimore are concerned about how the rapidly developing scandal will affect city operations.
Baltimore can’t take any more corrupt cops, commissioners or mayors. The city’s crime, violence and systemic racism are more than enough to handle without leadership also making us the focus of national news and heartbreaking questions from our kids. Mayor Pugh has got to go. Now.
We support the calls by legislative leaders for audits of the University of Maryland Medical System's contracting practices, but there are questions about them that only investigations by federal or state prosecutors can answer.
In the early stages of her re-election bid, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has come under fire for revelations that while she sat on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System, the organization paid her $500,000 for children’s books she authored.
Even after her stepmother, Jacquelyn Smith, was brutally murdered in December, Valeria Smith never mentioned the killing to a potential investor she was courting to support her various business ventures. The 28-year-old woman even lied on social media about the investor becoming her partner.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has already amassed a $1 million campaign fund, much of it raised over just three days this month. That puts up a barrier for potential challengers to her re-election to overcome, along with the power of incumbency.
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.
With thousands of provisional ballots uncounted across Maryland, key races — including the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive and hotly contested state legislative races — are undecided.
State Sen. Jill P. Carter, 53, the daughter of renowned civil rights leader Walter P. Carter, has been the subject of negative online ads from her challenger, J.D. Merrill, 27, the son-in-law of former Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The day after Darryl De Sousa resigned as Baltimore police commissioner in the midst of a federal tax investigation, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she "owned" the selection of him and defended his record fighting crime.
An “antiquated” network of traffic signals is contributing to congestion downtown and in other busy neighborhoods of Baltimore, with at least $30 million in technological and structural upgrades needed to provide smoother, faster rides, according to city transportation officials.
As part of her "holistic" approach to reducing violence, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has been meeting twice a month throughout 2017 with an expanding group of community leaders that has attracted a foundation grant to help it evolve as a formal advisory panel.
Javier Garcia Bustamante, 75, a retired Social Security executive who was a pioneer in making the agency's documents available in Spanish, died of prostate cancer Nov. 4 at Senator Bob Hooper House in Bel Air.
Voters across Maryland will cast ballots for presidential and congressional candidates on Tuesday. In Baltimore, voters will elect a mayor, comptroller and 15 City Council members. Here's some things to keep an eye on when polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.