Thursday, March 14, 2013
The anti litter initiative and Councilman Nick Mosby plan to use the Harlem Shake to clean up in Mondawmin.
This weekend Zero Litter is putting a little shake in its trash mob videos. Zero Litter has developed the idea of a trash mob as a kind of flash mob that shows up at a particular trashy area, and in about 30 minutes, cleans up the garbage at the site. The initiative has used Internet videos in fast forward to demonstrate the amount of impact a group of people can have in a short time on the city’s litter problem. "We’re trying to show people they don’t need to do a 10 hour day of service, they don’t need to do hundreds of hours of service to make a difference," said Zero Litter founder and Hampden resident George Peters. But this weekend, when Zero Litter’s trash mob descends at 4 p.m on 1917 Ridgehill Ave. in Mondawmin, the video will …
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, January 18, 2013
The winning high school students could win a day shadowing Councilman Nick Mosby.
Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents parts of Hampden, is hosting a poetry contest asking high school age residents for submissions on African American history. The top three poems will be shared in Mosby’s SEVENth District Magazine and the first place winner earns a chance to shadow the councilman for a day at City Hall, according to an email. The winners will be announced at their schools on March 1. Poems should focus on an African American who has influenced you, a moment in African American history that has impacted the poet’s life or a conversation with a historical African American figure. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 22 and should be emailed to Candance Green, a communications and media aide, at candance.greene@…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The plan recommends replacing or renovating the Hampden based innovation school in year one of the plan.
The Baltimore City Public Schools released the details of its long awaited 10-year building plan on Tuesday, and the largest impact on North Baltimore could be the recommendation to replace the former Robert Poole Middle School building in Hampden. The building is now the current home of the innovation school Academy for College and Career Exploration. Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents the area of Hampden where the school is located, said the school needs to be replaced, and that it could serve as the community school high school. "I think it’s critically important that we get a way from the philosophy that ACCE isn’t a neighborhood school. It’s a city school, in the neighborhood that’s open to all," Mosby said. The recommendations in …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Residents say drug dealers are hurting the park, which has been a major focus for community investment.
Deputy Maj. Richard Worley told residents at the Hampden Community Council the department is aware of drug dealing in Roosevelt Park, and are moving to address the problem. During the council’s meeting Monday night, residents told Worley they were tired of seeing drug dealing—which they said was primarily of prescription pills—in an area designed for families to enjoy. Worley told residents that a spate of violent crimes in the Northern District has diverted manpower, but that police are checking the park, and that he has driven through Roosevelt himself at night to make sure it was clear. "We never had a problem with that park [before]," Worley said. Councilman Nick Mosby, in a telephone interview Tuesday morning, said he has spoke with …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Councilman Nick Mosby writes that audits are needed but that original bill was flawed.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The need for regular auditing of City agencies is apparent, and has been for decades. My business experience affords me firsthand knowledge of the importance of conducting solid auditing procedures. During these tough economic times, it is critically important to ensure that money entrusted to government by hardworking taxpaying families is utilized efficiently. Moreover, I believe it is essential, now more than ever, that we stand united, working together with the common goal of implementing functional auditing methods and procedures which will eliminate decades-old systems and practices that encourage and enable operational inefficiencies. Unfortunately, the original piece of legislation that was introduced to the City Council attempted …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Councilman Mosby was interviewed for Follow Friday the Film.
Councilman Nick Mosby’s use of social media, especially following the derecho storm nearly two weeks ago, has landed him a spot in a documentary. According to an email sent from Mosby’s office, the councilman was interviewed for the documentary Follow Friday the Film. According to the Kickstarter page, where the filmmakers are raising money for the project, the documentary examines the influence of social media on our decision making process. The film will trace Erin Faulk’s 8,000 mile journey to interview 140 strangers she follows on Twitter as well as use the social media interactions to help her make decisions on things such as places to eat, according to the page. You can follow Mosby on Twitter at: @councilmanmosby. The filmmakers can…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The bill passing the City Council tops a tumultuous few days for first term City Councilman Nick Mosby.
The City Council gave final approval on Monday to a bill one grocer’s association called racially motivated. Councilman Nick Mosby, currently serving his first term, celebrated the City Council passing his first ordinance, which bans youth from making any purchase from a city liquor store. "I’m going to have [the bill] framed," Mosby said following a Hampden Community Council meeting. Mosby said the legislation was something that he has been thinking about for years, even before he ran for the council. "I just thought it was fundamentally wrong for children to be in and out of liquor stores on a daily basis purchasing candy, and snacks, and chips and everything else," Mosby said. But the bill was controversial with Korean-American liquor …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents parts of Hampden, Medfield and Hoes Heights, voted against amendments to cut $6.1 million from the mayor's budget.
After City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s proposals to alter Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's budget were defeated, he accused her of buying the votes of council members. Young named two members Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents parts of Hampden, Medfield and Hoes Heights and Councilman James Kraft, who represents Southeast Baltimore, as two members whose votes were bought. "Various council people got certain things. Councilman Mosby, I think they told him he was going to get a ‘super rec center.’ I don’t know what the rest of them got, but they all got something," Young said. "But they should all be grateful to me that I put those amendments in, because maybe they wouldn’t have got what they got." During a telephone …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Find out how your City Council member voted on a 3 cents bottle tax increase.
The City Council laid their cards down tonight, and passing a 3 cents increase of the bottle tax now appears to be just a formality. The council voted 11-4 to pass the tax increase, which will now go on to a final passage next week. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee voted to move the bill forward without a recommendation earlier in the day. Scroll through the pictures above to find out how and why your council member voted.