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Baltimore marches in unity for International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katie Keogh and Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon to march in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in honor of International Women’s Day. Demonstrators walked over four miles from the People’s Park to [...]

Baltimore City Council requests control over Baltimore PD

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Watta Camara Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilman Brandon Scott The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday that calls on the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation that would allow the city to have more power over the Baltimore Police Department. [...]

Council withdraws bill on solar energy

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council Tuesday decided to toss out a bill that would regulate the placement of solar facilities in rural areas of the county. Councilman Wade Kach, R-Third District, who was the lead sponsor of the bill, withdrew the [...]

City Council supports ban on foam food containers

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on the General Assembly to approve and the governor to sign a bill that would ban the use of polystyrene food containers in the state. The mostly symbolic vote throws the [...]

Parents complain to board about overcrowded schools

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 15 residents of Baltimore County complained about overcrowding in several schools and they urged the Board of Education to fix the problem soon. The residents told the board during its Feb. 21 meeting that overcrowding has been a problem [...]

Council debate over charter commission heats up

February 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Lauren Cosca Baltimore Watchdog Staff writer The Baltimore County Council approved a resolution Tuesday that establishes a special commission that will review and possibly change portions of the county charter – the document that lays the foundation for the local government. The 5-2 vote came [...]

Unruly social gatherings bill on track for expansion

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council is considering a bill that would expand the geographic area in which unruly social gatherings would be prohibited. The bill, which was discussed by council members on Tuesday and is scheduled to come up for a vote next week, [...]

From city streets to City Hall, Councilman Scott has seen it all

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Caroline Flannery Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Although seeing dead bodies, shootouts, drugs, and robberies in his West Baltimore neighborhood seemed normal when he was growing up, Councilman Brandon Scott is pushing his agenda to ensure that Baltimore’s youth are not surrounded by the same [...]

For some teachers, a second job is necessary to make ends meet

December 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Kayla Henard Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer For fourth grade teacher Rachel Ferrer, the work day never seems to end. The 25-year-old third-year teacher at Hilltop Elementary in Anne Arundel County considers herself an overachiever. She works her day job as an elementary educator along with [...]

Baltimore school trades detention for meditation

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Students at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School are swapping detention for meditation thanks to the Holistic Life Foundation’s Mindful Moments Program. Mindful Moments provides students a space to learn breathing techniques, yoga exercises and [...]
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