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Baltimore mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon slams Baltimore City Council for not denouncing Hamas’s Israel attack | #citycouncil

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Baltimore mayoral candidate and former mayor Sheila Dixon is speaking out against the failed Baltimore City Council resolutions condemning Hamas in the Israel attack. A Baltimore rabbi also weighed in Friday on the controversial votes this week. A divided city council on the issue met Monday and Thursday this week over what […]

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Ocean City Council advances air rights, right-of-way policy | News | #citycouncil

Air rights and rights-of-way in Ocean City may soon come with a price after City Council members recently voted to advance a new policy that would require appraisals. Currently, when staff members receive a request to build in or use a city right-of-way, typically an alley or other public piece of land, council members determine […]

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Baltimore Mayor refutes school system’s claim | What happened to nearly $500k in police overtime?

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — For months, Project Baltimore has been trying to solve a mystery. Baltimore City Public Schools is out nearly half-a-million dollars that has never been reimbursed by Baltimore City. Why? The nearly $500,000 was paid by North Avenue to school police officers for overtime during the pandemic. But the city never paid the […]

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Mayor Scott attributes 19% homicide reduction to his leadership, but analysts credit teamwork with state and U.S. attorneys

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — As the race for City Hall heats up and questions loom over who is best suited to reduce crime in Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott says he is the person for the job. “As we are all speaking today, Baltimore has a 19 percent reduction in homicides,” said Mayor Scott. That figure was […]

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Laurel’s first Black mayor promises to seek community input – NBC4 Washington

The city of Laurel, Maryland, will make history later this month when its first Black mayor is sworn in to office. Mayor-elect Keith Sydnor was an activist and union organizer before holding his first elected office six years ago. “I was following Laurel emails, figuring what’s going on in the community, and I saw, hey, […]

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Ocean City Council gives final approval to air rights over Margaritaville alternative | News | #citycouncil

Smaller hotel plans still running parallel to larger resort proposal The Ocean City Council’s second and final vote this week to abandon air rights over an alley that bisects a beachfront property floated for a Margaritaville resort has officially paved the way for construction of a smaller flagship hotel. The 6-0 vote, with Councilwoman Carol […]

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Baltimore mayor calls for complete overhaul of juvenile justice system, sparking controversy

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Advocates for juvenile justice reform were turning their heads on Friday when Mayor Brandon Scott called for an overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system. “We have to build a juvenile justice system that works from the ground up, every portion has to be looked at. I’ve been talking about that for […]

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Baltimore mayor offers free parking at city-owned garages to residents in flood-prone areas

BALTIMORE — Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Tuesday that three city-owned parking garages will be made available free of cost to Baltimore residents who live in flood-prone areas in the wake of Tropical Storm Ophelia. The parking garages are located at 501 S. Eden Street (Fleet & Eden Garage), 805 S. Caroline Street (Caroline Garage), […]

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Inaugural UNCF Baltimore Mayor’s Masked Ball raises money for Black college students

BALTIMORE — The inaugural United Negro College Fund Baltimore Mayor’s Masked Ball raised money to help send students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For more than 70 years, the United Negro College Fund has pledged to honor education and award HBCU scholarships. On Saturday, city leaders, alumni, and dignitaries enjoyed a night of music […]

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Ocean City Council passes budget amendment, capital project funds | News | #citycouncil

With little discussion last week, Ocean City Council members approved financing for three capital projects and an amendment expected to decrease reserves needed to balance the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The budget amendment, which passed first reading Aug. 7, shows a decrease in the estimated amount of money needed from the prior year reserves to […]

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