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Council Prez Jack Young Criticizes Cops Earning City Dollars While Living in Counties: ‘They’re Raping the City’

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A committee of city lawmakers today advanced a bill that would award $2,500 in tax credits to Baltimore police officers who opt to live inside the city limits. While that step was newsworthy on its own, Council President Jack Young’s choice of words added an extra twist to the story.

Bill Introduced in City Council to Ban Crude Oil Terminals in Baltimore

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The Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal Station, where crude oil has passed through before. Photo by Jaymyang, via Wikimedia Commons.

Pushed by environmentalists and faith-based groups, city lawmakers have proposed banning transfers of large amounts of crude oil within Baltimore’s borders.

City Lawmakers, Administrators to Discuss Baltimore’s Medical Pot Businesses at Hearing Today

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0

With 11 dispensaries set to arrive soon in the city limits, lawmakers thought it’d be worthwhile to let people know how they were picked, what neighborhood zoning codes allow and other details about how the state’s medical cannabis program is materializing in Baltimore.

City Council Moves to Destroy All Four of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments

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Monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson (left) and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney. Photos by C. Ryan Patterson of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Baltimore’s statues honoring the legacies of bygone Confederate soldiers and leaders must go, city lawmakers decided Monday evening.

Wyman Park Dwellers Share Concerns About Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Keswick Road

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The site for the planned dispensary at 3317 Keswick Road.

Wyman Park and Hampden residents aren’t opposed to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Baltimore. They just want to know, why does it have to be in their neighborhood?

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

In Key Vote, City Council Committee Approves Plans for The Overlook at Roland Park

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Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, with supporters of the project to his left. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Despite hearing arguments from opponents who fear a proposed new apartment building will negatively impact North Roland Park, Poplar Hill and other areas, a City Council committee voted yesterday to approve legislation that would allow the project to be built.

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Stun Guns

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A Taser, via Wikimedia Commons

A measure passed by the City Council last night would afford Baltimore residents a new form of electrically charged protection.

Councilman Scott Proposes Creating ‘Citizens Advisory Commission’ to Guide Police

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A proposal floated in City Hall on Monday night would take Baltimore’s push for citizen involvement in police reform a step further by creating a 20-member “citizens advisory commission.”