Light City – Baltimore’s Annual Celebration

Nicknamed “Charm City”, Baltimore is home to the Inner Harbor, rich history, thriving arts scenes, and some of the nation’s best festivals attracting both lifelong Baltimoreans, tourists, and everyone in between. Light City, the country’s first large-scale festival of art, music, and innovation is in its fourth year in Baltimore and continues to earn praise…

Baltimore City Council passes lenient bill for illegal handgun carrying

By Shae McCoy Staff Writer Countless debates and heated arguing end with a forced collective agreement. By an 8-7 vote, the Baltimore City Council passed a bill that promises a tough penalty for criminals that are caught with hand guns. Originally, Mayor Pugh’s plan imposed a mandatory one year sentence for anyone carrying a handgun…

Mayor candidate Calvin Young on putting the charm back in Charm City

This year is a big year of voting and elections. Not only do we have the presidential election, soon it will be time make decisions on a more local level here in Baltimore. If you have taken a walk around the city, you might have seen various advertisements and endorsements for candidates running for mayor….

Seeing fall colors in Baltimore and beyond

By Mia White After a relatively mild October, the leaves are just beginning to change in and around the city. Even on Gordon Plaza, the color of trees is growing warmer. Although central Maryland may not be considered a prime foliage destination, there are a number of places to visit for impressive displays. The UB…

Schaefer Center for Public Policy training judges for Election Day

By Andrew R. Koch Last spring, the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy trained 2,000 judges to man polling stations throughout Baltimore for the Maryland Primaries in June. Another round of training sessions is underway to prepare judges for the Nov. 4 general election. Election Judge training started on Sept. 19 and will…

Mayor, police commissioner host forum on youth curfew

By Andrew Koch Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts hosted the second of two community forums on the city’s new youth curfew on July 29 in the University of Baltimore Law Center’s Moot Court. The forum, which followed one that was held eight days earlier at Morgan State University, got contentious…