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Two Arrested After Scuffle, Shouting at City Hall During Hearing on Illegal Gun Possession Bill

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A testy City Council committee hearing today regarding a new gun-crime sentencing bill yielded some collateral damage, along with a watered-down version of the original proposal.

Greenlaurel: Why Baltimore City Council’s Unanimous Climate Resolution is Important

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Councilman Zeke Cohen surrounded by youth and environmental leaders in support of the city’s climate resolution.

At first glance, the Paris Climate Agreement resolution that the Baltimore City Council passed this week may seem perfunctory. After all, cities from Pittsburgh to Paris have voiced their opposition to President Trump’s anti-climate decision and pledged to support the global agreement.

Saying “NO” to State Center is Saying “NO” to Baltimore

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Our community could only watch as Governor Hogan slipped a last-minute agenda item into the final Board of Public Works’ meeting of 2016, pulling the plug on the State Center Redevelopment Project. With little explanation and no public comment, the State of Maryland flushed a project down the drain, taking a lot more down with it than most realize.

City Council Wastes No Time in Condemning Trump

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Councilman Ryan Dorsey proposes his resolution condemning Trump, Courtesy CharmTV

When Mayor Catherine Pugh gave her inaugural address this week, she told Gov. Larry Hogan she wanted to work with President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office. When the City Council met for their first session a day later, one of their first orders of business was to swiftly adopt a resolution denouncing him.

Record Turnout Continues to Climb as Early Voting Nears End in Maryland

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Courtesy Baltimore City BOE
Courtesy Baltimore City BOE

Day one of early voting around Maryland was big, with around 125,000 people showing up, including just under 10,000 in Baltimore. Not much has changed in the days since, with the state raking in similar ballot tallies even a week later.

Development to be Restricted on Baltimore Country Club Property in Roland Park

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Roland Park residents have succeeded in their efforts to get the Baltimore City Council to restrict development on property owned by the Baltimore Country Club.

City Council Gives Final Approval for Port Covington Financing Deal

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Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.

The Baltimore City Council voted on Monday to night to give final approval for $660 million in public financing for the Under Armour-backed Port Covington development project.

City Council Moves Port Covington Deal Forward to Final Vote

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Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.
Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.

The massive public financing deal for the Port Covington development project in South Baltimore moved one step closer to becoming law on Monday after a 12-0 preliminary vote of approval by the Baltimore City Council.

City Council Prez “Fed Up with Lawlessness in Baltimore City”

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Photo by Lotfy Nathan
Photo by Lotfy Nathan, from 12 O’Clock Boys

Dirt bikers continue to ride on the streets of Baltimore, despite the city’s efforts to stop them, and it’s got City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young desperate for a solution.

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