Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Despite a tight presidential election, North Baltimore residents said local issues were why they were voting.
In a year with a tight presidential election, it was local issues that brought North Baltimore residents out to vote on Tuesday. Julian Franz, 44, said because Maryland is such a heavily Democratic state that it mutes the "buzz" of some of the national and statewide races. President Barack Obama is expected to carry the state, Sen. Ben Cardin appears to be headed for re-election and the members of the House of Representatives that represent the area were expected to retain their seats. But Franz said it was issues such as allowing the city to borrow money to make improvements to cultural centers such as the Walters Art Museum, Center Stage and the Maryland Science Center. "I’m a big proponent of all the cultural institutions in town," said…
Old Catholic priest works the polls at Guilford Elementary School.
Rev. Mother Meredith Moise, stood outside of Guilford Elementary School handing out literature supporting Question 6, which legalizes same sex marriage in Maryland. Moise, an Old Catholic priest, said she was advocating for the law allowing same sex marriage in the state because she wanted to stand with the "ethics of love," as opposed to focusing on "damnation and hell." "I choose to focus on love and mercy,” Moise, a Charles Village resident, said. Mosie, 38, said she was asked to work at the polls in favor of Question 6 by Del. Mary Washington and Del. Maggie McIntosh, who represent North Baltimore in the Maryland General Assembly. Moise said that so far, most voters in the heavily black precincts said they were supporting same sex …
Hollaran said his gay and lesbian friends deserve the same rights as straight couples.
Joe Holloran, of Charles Village, walked back and forth across W. 29th Street handing out campaign material to voters as they went to cast their ballots at Barclay Elementary/Middle School. Holloran, wearing an Obama sweatshirt with a rainbow flag sticker, was handing out fliers reminding voters that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama support Question 6, which would legalize same sex marriage in Maryland. Holloran, 64, said he was out working the polls in part to support the president, but also to help his gay family and friends to have the same rights as straight couples in the state. "[Turnout] has been pretty good. People have largely been supportive of Question 6 and very supportive of President Obama," Holloran said…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Department of Public Works has released a list of closures and collection cancellations.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Department of Public works released a list of closures and collection cancellations on Election Day on Tuesday: