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In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But...
Tags: Elections, Mark Twain, Television, David Mamet, David Letterman
Charleta Jones isn't looking for just one job. She's looking for two: something full time and something on the side, to help repair the financial damage she suffered after losing her job last year as a paratransit driver. "I've been out of work for...
The city mailed sample ballots out this week to remind registered voters of the primary election coming up on Sept. 13. Trouble is, the forms are telling them to go to the polls Sept. 3. "I think the error is going to mislead a lot of people," said...
Rhonda Eldridge had pulled an all-nighter July 27 to pack. She, her husband, Anthony Johnson, and her four children were to leave that weekend for a four-day vacation in Ocean City. At 2 a.m. a neighbor came to get her. Just a few feet away from her home...
The Roosevelt Recreation Center on Aug. 23 looked like a voting precinct on Election Day. Although the Democratic and Republican primaries aren't until Sept. 13 and Roosevelt isn't a voting place, it was the center of attention — and campaign signs...
Candidates vying to be Baltimore's next mayor promised Thursday evening to double funding for after school programs, create 1,000 summer jobs for youth and renovate or rebuild all of the city's schools. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former city...
I have some comments about a central issue of Baltimore's mayoral campaign: I am a young doctor in the city. My spouse and I have been looking to buy a home in the city for a year, and we have held off because of the egregious property taxes. We...
Tags: Elections, Property Tax, Homes, Real Estate, Real Estate Buyers
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to cut 20 cents off of Baltimore's property tax rate for owner-occupied homes by 2020 is a good idea for what to do with the city's projected revenue from slot machine gambling. Whether it is sufficient to spark a...
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has opened an imposing lead over her challengers with just weeks to go before the Democratic primary, garnering a larger share of likely voters than all of her rivals combined, according to a Baltimore Sun poll. Sixty-eight...
I attended a fundraiser the other night for Joseph T. "Jody" Landers. It is the second candidate fundraiser I've attended, the first being for Otis Rolley. Both men are smart, passionate about serving the city, and genuinely concerned over the future of...
Tags: Joseph T. Landers, III
THE SUN POLL The Baltimore Sun commissioned a telephone survey of 742 likely Baltimore Democratic primary voters from Aug. 22 to 24. The Sun's pollster, OpinionWorks of Annapolis, used the Baltimore City Board of Elections database to identify...
The Sun poll of the mayor's race shows the incumbent, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, with a commanding lead. This should not come as a total surprise — she has tremendous name recognition, she has won citywide before, and she has raised far more money...
Tags: Elections, Polls, Primaries, Local Elections, Jane Byrne
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