C. Fraser Smith: For Baltimore mayoral candidates, challenges in a city ready to be led
You can’t tell by the thermometer it’s springtime – for those who would be mayor of Baltimore. Or, maybe you do see it – two dozen of candidates of both parties lining up to run. It’s already an open seat. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake left the city leaderless when she announced months ago that she would […]
Donald C. Fry: ‘Transformational leader’ needed as Baltimore’s next mayor
While the first trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the tragic death of Freddie Gray has dominated the news and the public’s attention these last few weeks, another important event has also been unfolding that will ultimately have a profound effect on the city’s future. It’s the race for who will be elected […]
Carl Stokes formally launches campaign for Baltimore mayor
City Councilman Carl Stokes formally started his campaign to be mayor of Baltimore. The 65-year-old Stokes began his bid Thursday at the Harbor Point development. Stokes, a Democrat, joins more than a dozen other candidates who announced their run for mayor after Democratic incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake abandoned her run for re-election after riots hit the […]
Groove CEO launches drive to boost Baltimore vote
Only 23 percent of Baltimore’s registered voters went to the polls in the last mayoral primary in 2011, the lowest in the city’s history. A local CEO does not want that to happen again. On Tuesday, Ethan Giffin, CEO of the Baltimore-based digital marketing firm Groove, launched BMoreVot.es, an initiative to encourage businesses to make […]
Marion Barry’s son to run for late father’s D.C. Council seat
The only son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council.
Source: D.C. mayor rejected plea deal
A person familiar with an investigation of District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he has rejected a deal federal prosecutors offered that would have ended the probe of his actions during his 2010 campaign.
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The three-story Federal style brick townhouse on Lancaster Street is on the market and can be yours for $249,999.
D.C. mayor signs immigrant driver’s license bill
WASHINGTON — Starting next year, people living in the nation’s capital who don’t have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver’s licenses. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill on Monday that would allow the District of Columbia’s Department of Motor Vehicles to issue licenses to people who […]
Laslo Boyd: Why strong mayors are important
Big city mayors have been much in the news this year. The end of Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years as mayor of New York City has drawn stories describing the many changes that he brought to that city, from major development projects to bike sharing to policing tactics to the recovery from 9/11.
Frederick’s Mayor McClement wins re-election
FREDERICK — Randy McClement has won a second term as Frederick mayor. The Republican won 49 percent of the vote in the city’s general election Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Democratic Alderwoman Karen Young garnered 32 percent and former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty, who ran as an unaffiliated candidate, collected 19 percent of the votes. Of […]
Mayor: No property tax program audit needed
A dispute over the procedures and accuracy of tax collections in the city broke wide open at City Hall on Monday.
Rawlings-Blake touts microloan program
A small business loan program in Baltimore has made $45,000 microloans to two local businesses in Hampden, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday.