Activists rally for $15-an-hour minimum wage in Baltimore

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Staff Writer for the Watchdog More than 80 people gathered before Baltimore City Hall Monday evening to show their support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill that was adopted by the City Council but  vetoed by Mayor Catherine Pugh. “The politicians made a decision today, but the [...]

Group takes to the road to fight hunger in America

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Nappi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Representatives of MAZON try to educate people about hunger in America. Photo provided by MAZON. An interactive art exhibit titled “This Is Hunger” came to Baltimore last week to inform and engage the community about the large number of hungry [...]

International filmmaker turns attention to Baltimore tradition

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Holden Warren describes himself as “hell bent on a better world,” and he has a lot to show for it. After spending a little over three years in Tonga serving in the Peace Corps, the photographer and filmmaker began travelling the world to [...]

Miracles still happen on 34th Street

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor N. Villarreal Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Miracle on 34th Street in the Hampden section of Baltimore brings a Christmas show to the community with lights strung around homes, hot chocolate and even Santa Clause to visit. The neighborhood begins to put up lights and prepare for the [...]

Baltimore artists bring life to the city

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore arts scene is a growing force in the country as local painters, writers, sculptors and others are getting their voices heard, four critically acclaimed artists said in interviews over the past two weeks. Oletha DeVane, Espi [...]

City workers could get wage increase to $15 an hour

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Kellum Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer UPDATED VERSION (April 21, 2016) — The Baltimore City Council is considering an ordinance that would increase the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who is one of the bill’s sponsors, said the [...]

Former Marine brings leadership skills to inner city Baltimore

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Pierce Jaffri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer When Dave Landymore returned home to Baltimore a few years ago after a military career overseas, he realized that his life of service to others would have to continue. In an effort to help improve his hometown’s urban blight, the 32-year-old former [...]

Sparked by unrest, Clifton seeks mayor’s office

November 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Christina Billos Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore mayoral candidate Mack Clifton sits on a bench in War Memorial Park. Photo by Christina Billos. Sitting on a bench in War Memorial Park sporting a white Orioles jersey, Mack Clifton remembers the widespread anger, disappointment and [...]

Professional soccer team to make Baltimore its home

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian Jett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A new professional soccer team is moving to Baltimore with hopes of playing at a venue in the downtown area in 2017, one of the team’s co-owners said in an interview this week. The Kings will be an independent team – meaning they will not be [...]

Festival brings runners — and money — to Baltimore

October 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Emily McBee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Thousands of runners came out to Baltimore City to celebrate the 15th annual Baltimore Running Festival last weekend. The race kicked off at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 starting with the longest of the four races, the marathon. The marathon runs through the city [...]
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