Hogan appoints Chanel Branch to House despite controversy surrounding vote

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Gov. Larry Hogan today appointed Chanel Branch to the House of Delegates to fill the 45th District seat vacated by Cheryl Glenn, who last week pleaded guilty on federal bribery and fraud charges.

Survey: Baltimoreans prioritize safer streets, expanding Safe Streets program to get them

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Given Baltimore’s high levels of violence, it’s no surprise a majority of residents want the city to have safer streets. But how they hope to get there is another matter.

According to a new survey published today by Open Society Institute-Baltimore, most city residents would like to see it happen through an expansion of Safe Streets, the violence-prevention program that allows community leaders to mediate conflicts before they escalate. Nearly one-third of respondents said that was their top choice.

Developer, residents both appeal ruling that halted Overlook at Roland Park project

A rendering of the Overlook at Roland Park. Image via Blue Ocean.

One month after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled the City Council erred in approving legislation to permit construction of the $40 million Overlook at Roland Park apartment project, the developer has appealed the decision to Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals.

An appeal also was filed by attorneys representing community residents who oppose the six-level, 148-unit development, proposed for a 12-acre site near Northern Parkway and Falls Road, and took the case to court in 2017. One of the attorneys said residents hope the higher court will address parts of the lawsuit the circuit court judge did not rule on.

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Boat Show, Lunar New Year Celebration, Black and White Party

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It’s cold, but Baltimore is full of warmth this weekend. The Baltimore Boat Show offers a chance to think about summer, or a celebration of the Year of the Rat provides community at the Walters Art Museum. Plus, art openings abound. Here’s the lineup: