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Sep 13, 2011

Polls close in Baltimore primary

Polls have closed in Baltimore’s primary election after a day of low turnout. With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a 52 percent of the votes in the Democratic mayoral primary. State Sen. Catherine Pugh follows her with about 26 percent of the votes. Rawlings-Blake’s other challengers include former city planning director […]

Sep 13, 2011

Baltimore voters head to polls for city primary

Election officials say less than 10 percent of eligible voters have cast ballots in the first eight hours of voting in Baltimore’s primary election. Observers say Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a lead in the Democratic mayoral primary. But challengers say they can oust her on Tuesday if enough supporters make it to voting booths. Election […]

Aug 5, 2011

Rawlings-Blake joins challengers at campaign forum

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has faced her opposition for the first time at a campaign forum. The mayor appeared Thursday at an event focused on disability issues and was joined by a number of challengers. They included state Sen. Catherine Pugh, former city planning director Otis Rolley, former Councilman Jody Landers and Circuit Court Clerk Frank […]

Aug 4, 2011

Baltimore’s mayoral candidates meet at forum

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is participating in her first mayoral candidate forum. Baltimore’s mayor and candidates vying to take her place will meet Thursday afternoon at an event organized by the Maryland Disabilities Forum. The forum being held at the headquarters of the National Federation of the Blind in south Baltimore will focus on disability issues, but […]

Jun 15, 2011

Candidates gather for Baltimore mayoral forum

Candidates for Baltimore mayor will be gathering at Coppin State University for a forum sponsored by the city chapter of the NAACP, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The forum is being held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the university’s Physical Education Complex. Organizers say the forum will focus […]

Jun 3, 2011

Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/3/11

Grim news on the residential home sales front released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s show a first quarter decline by 4.2 percent in the U.S. National Home Price Index. That means housing values continue to turn downward. The report highlighted 20 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington (the only city where home […]

Apr 20, 2011

Jody Landers officially announces run for Baltimore mayor

Saying he wants to reduce property taxes, fight crime and eliminate vacant dwellings in Baltimore, Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III threw his hat into the ring for mayor on Wednesday before nearly 75 supporters in Lauraville. Landers, a Democrat who last week resigned as executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, said […]

Apr 18, 2011

Former Councilman Jody Landers joins race for Baltimore mayor

Former Baltimore City Council member Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III plans to announce his candidacy for mayor Wednesday at a trendy new eatery in Lauraville. Landers, executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors since 1998, plans to make reducing the city’s property tax a dominant theme in his campaign as well as […]

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