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Baltimore Mayor’s Race: Candidates Shift Strategies in Crisis

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Special to the AFRO The novel coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the city and postponed the mayoral primary, but inevitably Baltimore will have to choose a new mayor.   Gov. Larry Hogan has moved the primary...

Tonight at 6:15PM – City Council President Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19

Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Dial (855) 756 7520. Pin: 57975# BALTIMORE, MD (March 25, 2020) ⁠— Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will hold an interactive telephone town hall meeting on...

Mayor Releases Emergency Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to mitigate risk for individuals in...

Mayor Young Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to mitigate risk for...

Perishable Food Rescue in 7th District on the First Day of Spring

The Late Congressman Elijah Cummings Would Be Proud Baltimore, Maryland The late Elijah Cummings’s words echoed in a West Baltimore City neighborhood late last week, showing that his constituency is honoring his famed plea, “Wake up America—we are better than this!”...

RELEASE: Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring and Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring and Spending Mayor's freeze applies to all positions (full-time, contractual, and part-time) and all sources of funds. BALTIMORE, MD. — As the City works to slow the the spread of COVID-19, Mayor...

Mayor Young Declares State of Emergency

PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Declares State of Emergency City of Baltimore first in state to activate Emergency Operations Center (EOC); Mayor continues to make food security a priority during COVID-19 outbreak BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young declared a...

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ COVID-19 Statement and Service Updates

Good evening, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks continues to collaborate with, and seek the guidance of, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) regarding COVID-19. It is in the best...

Mayor Announces New Guidance to City Agencies Amid COVID-19 Emergency: March 15, 2020

Mayor Announces New Guidance to City Agencies Dear Baltimoreans, In preparation for possible spread of COVID-19, I have taken numerous executive actions to protect the health and well-being of Baltimore City residents. Baltimore City received word from the State Department of Health...

Baltimore Ramps Up Preparations for Spread of Coronavirus: March 14, 2020

Baltimore Coronavirus Update Dear Baltimoreans, I am honored to serve as your Mayor, and I remain heartened by the resilience of the people of our great City and State. On Friday at 7:00 a.m., I ordered the activation of the Baltimore City...

Bill Expands Hogan’s Crime Fighting

By Brian White Associated Press Maryland’s governor would have expanded powers to declare a violent crime emergency under a measure proposed March 3 by Senate Republicans in a bid to curb Baltimore’s high homicide rate. Baltimore had 348 homicides last year —...

Despite Violence, Young Argues Crime Plan is Working

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO Baltimore is on another torrid pace for violent crime. As of Feb. 29, 53 residents have been murdered. But, despite the body count that puts Baltimore on pace to be one of the most violent...

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