Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The tournament allows Baltimore public and private schools to play who might otherwise not compete.
The President’s Cup brings the ping of hardball on aluminum bat back to Baltimore this weekend. Saturday marks the start of the third annual President’s Cup baseball tournament founded by Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. "In each of the previous two years, we’ve seen so many incredible things," Young said in a news release. "I’m not just talking about come-from-behind wins, diving catches, and clutch base-hits. I’m talking about students from different backgrounds, different neighborhoods, and different mindsets sharing in the same passions: fun, learning, competition, and baseball." The tournament features nine public high schools and seven private schools from Baltimore City: Private Schools Public The is year…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will speak about the future of the city.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will speak at the first general meeting of a local political club aimed at getting younger residents involved in Democratic Party politics. The B.E.S.T. Democratic Club's general meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday at Chef Mac’s, 4709 Hartford Road, and the focus of the meeting will be on the future of Baltimore City, according to news release. "Everybody has the idea of The Wire. But The Wire doesn’t dictate the strength and greatness of Baltimore City,” said Cory McCray, B.E.S.T. Democratic Club founder. McCray said the group continues into its second year of existence—it was founded in January 2012—it will continue the discussion about state and local …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Council members share concerns about employee benefits, trash collection fees and audits.
Some members of the Baltimore City Council, who represent North Baltimore, liked parts of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s State of the City Address, but had some concerns about the initiatives she proposed. Scroll through the photos to find out what council members had to say about the speech.
Friday, February 1, 2013
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will speak at the event.
Some of the areas top law enforcement and elected officials are scheduled to discuss the topic of gun violence on Monday in Baltimore. The Attorney General Doug Gansler will host a forum on Monday at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law’s Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette St, according to a news release. Speakers include City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Panelists include Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger.
Friday, January 11, 2013
A quick synopsis of the top stories in local and state politics from the past week.
This week saw the kick off of the General Assembly's 2013 session, as well as hearings on bills requiring city contractors to hire Baltimore residents and a protest on the two year anniversary of the death of officer William H. Torbit Jr. Communites Want Some Liquor Stores Closed Some communities are rallying behind a proposal to eliminate dozens of liquor establishments as part of the city’s first comprehensive rezoning process in 40 years, according to the Baltimore Sun. The city announced its intentions in June, and the proposal would close four liquor stores in North Baltimore, which store owners and some residents say aren’t problems in their communities. City Replacing Automated Speed Cameras The Baltimore Sun also reported the city …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Residents will be able to exchange firearms for $100 gift certificates.
The location of Saturday’s "Goods for Guns" program has been changed. Residents will now be able to exchange unwanted firearms for $100 Klein's ShopRite gift certificates; no questions asked, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 3101 The Alameda. Initially the exchange was supposed to take place at the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Association’s offices on City College campus. City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the program at City Hall on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Residents may turn in guns for a $100 certificate no questions asked.
A new Baltimore City program is offering $100 gift certificate to Klein’s ShopRite in exchange for guns, no questions asked. City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the new program on Wednesday morning. Residents will be able to exchange the firearms in exchange for certificates between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday at the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corporation’s headquarters on the campus of City College High School, according to a news release. "We have made tremendous strides in reducing gun-related crimes in Baltimore, but we still have a long way to go," Young said in the release. "This new partnership between my office and Klein’s ShopRite is a great example of a public-private partnership helping to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The bill would require certain contracts and projects to fill 51 percent of new jobs with city residents.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will introduce a bill requiring at least 51 percent of new jobs created by a city contract of more than $300,000 or a project receiving $5 million in subsidies to be filled by city residents. The bill entitled the "Finance and Procurement—Local Hiring" will be introduced during the City Council’s hearing scheduled for 5 p.m., Monday at City Hall, according to a news release. "Baltimore must move beyond relying on the good faith efforts of contractors to ensure that residents have access to employment opportunities," Young said in the release. "City government must ensure that our residents, labor leaders and contractors join together to finally make local hiring a priority as we seek to grow …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young issued a release critical of the mayor for "trying to score cheap media impressions."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young are squabbling about who can take credit for expanded broadcasting of public meetings. In a news release it was announced that the Mayor’s Office of Communications would begin broadcasting hearings of the Municipal and Zoning Appeals Board, Board of Liquor License Commissioners and the Board of Estimates online and on Cable TV 25 starting Wednesday. "As we work to grow Baltimore in the coming years, it is vitally important that we invite residents to participate in every aspect of government," Rawlings-Blake said in the news release. "By making government more open and transparent, we can help residents better understand our decision making process and how …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A look at the news and notes coming from City Hall this week.
The battle over the budget, and cuts to the fire department, continued for a little bit longer during Monday’s City Council meeting. While voting on second reader to approve executive appointments, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young was the only member to vote against reappointing Fire Chief James Clack. During budget season, Young supported an alternative that would have kept three firehouses open that were closed in the mayor’s budget. Despite the objections of the firefighters union, Clack supported the mayor’s proposal to close those stations. Derecho Hearing Approved The council unanimously approved Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke’s resolution calling for an informational hearing with BGE officials about the lessons learned …