In this week’s round-up of the news: Could Baltimore County get a “progressive prosecutor”? Also, finally, the city’s single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect.
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In this week’s round-up of news, teachers respond to Jamaal Bowman’s proposal, nonprofits can soon apply for ARPA funds, and the Baltimore Police get some more money.
In this week’s round-up of news, a bloated police budget hasn’t kept Baltimoreans safe or curbed corruption, public school students navigate COVID-19 and no AC, and more.
Housing advocates want Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to extend the state’s eviction moratorium until infrastructure is in place to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars in rental assistance that has failed to make it to those in need.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, Baltimore residents who protested the US invasion of Afghanistan almost two decades ago reflect on its massive failure. Also, the Office of the Inspector General releases its yearly report.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, the police shot two people, advocates demand a serious response to the eviction crisis, and Walters Art Museum employees want their union recognized.
This information comes thanks to Third District Councilperson Ryan Dorsey, who provided the traffic stop data to Battleground Baltimore.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news, a temporary reprieve from evictions in the city, the indoor mask mandate is reinstated, and harm reductionists criticize Governor Larry Hogan’s drug war approach to the overdose crisis.
In response to a request for comment, the city shared the overall recycling rate, but did not respond directly to the findings of the report.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news, a close look at the many responses to problem policing—most of which empower and enrich the police—including the mayor’s violence prevention plan, and a shocking report on the city burning plastics.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, Black community space Terra Cafe won’t cave to noise ordinance NIMBYs, out of town developers try to silence Poppleton residents, and the “Free Keith Davis Jr.” movement raises the stakes with some help from DeRay Mckesson.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, Poppleton residents push back against developers, Keith Davis Jr. activists take their fight to the streets, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan loses his fight over unemployment benefits, and more.
Historically divested neighborhoods fight back against evictions and developers; Baltimore Police lockdown leads to $96,000 settlement; Korryn Gaines’ family still waits for their settlement, and more.
While large corporations received billions in tax breaks and subsidies, worker co-ops struggled to raise capital. So worker-owners in Baltimore started their own revolving loan fund, supporting nearly two dozen co-ops as they successfully weathered COVID-19.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, we gutcheck Baltimore leaders’ responses to police brutality one year after a nationwide uprising against police violence.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the latest controversy coming out of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the vetoed predatory renter’s bill, and Baltimore stands with Palestine
The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart
The case of Baltimore business owner Sean Weston provides a stark example of our criminal justice system’s lack of equity. We also speak to James Gibson, a man who spent 29 years wrongfully imprisoned after being brutalized and tortured by Chicago police.
At the height of the pandemic, the restaurant industry sued to overturn bans on indoor dining, arguing it was the only way they could survive. But at cooperatively-run restaurants, where worker-owners vote over major decisions, they decided to prioritize their lives over profits and pivoted their business models so they could stay in business.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what’s happening to Palestinians, renters’ rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about burgeoning support for defunding the police, tenants’ rights, and co-ops amid Covid-19.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about where we have been and how far we need to go, on the path to police accountability.
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