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Towson University students stage anti-Trump walkout

November 15, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Kyana Miller and Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Following the anti-Trump rallies in Baltimore last week, an estimated 300 students, professors and other employees of Towson University staged a walkout Monday afternoon to voice their concerns over the Nov. 8 election of businessman [...]

Hundreds march in Baltimore against Trump

November 11, 2016 // 5 Comments

By Caroline Flannery and Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Baltimore City Thursday night to march in protest of Republican Donald Trump’s victory in this week’s presidential election. Holding signs that read “Not My President,”  “She Got More [...]

Pugh wins mayoral election; calls on city leaders to work together

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Katz, Desmond Boyle and Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Democratic state Sen. Catherine Pugh will replace Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the mayor of Baltimore City after winning a massive majority of the vote Tuesday night. Pugh was elected with 57.1 percent of the vote, [...]

Green Party makes impressive showing in mayoral race

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Green Party mayoral candidate Joshua Harris’ virtual tie with Republican nominee Alan Walden in Tuesday’s election  may help move the Greens one step closer to becoming Baltimore’s second major political party. Harris finished the [...]

Council approves open space bill

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Neil Kenworthy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council approved a bill Monday that encourages developers to provide open space when they build or reconstruct houses and apartment buildings. The bill, which was introduced on Oct. 3, was approved on a 7-0 vote that included [...]

Zoning change would give developers incentives for open space

November 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council is considering a bill designed to give developers extra incentives to provide quality open space when they build or redevelop any houses or apartment buildings. This bill would end a three-year negotiation with home [...]

Parents complain about Catholic school closings

November 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Gabriella Polsinelli Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Dozens of upset families gathered Thursday night at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church in Rosedale to hear and question the Archdioceses of Baltimore’s superintendent on the recent announcement to close three catholic schools and merge two. [...]

City Hall reporter remains banned from attending some mayoral briefings

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Neil Kenworthy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer P. Kenneth Burns The Maryland chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has decided not to take further action on behalf of a WYPR reporter who was recently banned from attending certain government briefings by Mayor Stephanie [...]

County school board urged to close schools for Lunar Year

October 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Heather Wanner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Hoping to urge action from the Baltimore County Board of Education Tuesday night, members of the Asian-American community stressed the importance of closing schools on the Lunar New Year. “Baltimore County Public Schools need to recognize the [...]

The man who would be mayor

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog writer Alan Walden Running for mayor of Baltimore as a Republican may seem like an uphill fight to most voters, but Alan Walden is not fazed. He says he loves this city and he will stop at nothing to win. Walden – a spirited 80-year-old man who was born and [...]
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