Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

Greenlaurel: Baltimore To Consider ‘No Oil Bomb Train’ Legislation

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 3:30pm

The “no oil train” coalition protested during Artscape 2017 – a venue right in the potential oil blast zone.

A dedicated group of Baltimore’s faith leaders, communities and environmentalists have been working hard to put the kibosh on highly flammable “oil bomb trains” entering Baltimore City. The Baltimore City Council will soon consider a creative local zoning law designed to seriously limit dangerous oil trains’ terminal expansion. Here’s why you should care and also some simple actions you can take to make your voice heard.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Two Arrested After Scuffle, Shouting at City Hall During Hearing on Illegal Gun Possession Bill

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 4:11pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A testy City Council committee hearing today regarding a new gun-crime sentencing bill yielded some collateral damage, along with a watered-down version of the original proposal.

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Links

Monday Morning Headlines: Council Set to Vote on Illegal Gun Possession Bill; Erosion-Fighting Efforts in Ocean City; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 7:25am

Council mixed over proposed Baltimore gun law — WBAL-TV

Technology offers ‘hidden gems’ to paddlers on Maryland water trail — Baltimore Sun

Ravens release ‘Game of Thrones’ video — ABC2

Ocean City Spending Millions To Protect Beaches From Erosion — CBS Baltimore

Crisfield Crab Pot Business To Be Recognized At White House — WBAL

Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline, Money & Power

Greenlaurel: Why Baltimore City Council’s Unanimous Climate Resolution is Important

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 1:23pm

Councilman Zeke Cohen surrounded by youth and environmental leaders in support of the city’s climate resolution.

At first glance, the Paris Climate Agreement resolution that the Baltimore City Council passed this week may seem perfunctory. After all, cities from Pittsburgh to Paris have voiced their opposition to President Trump’s anti-climate decision and pledged to support the global agreement.

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Money & Power, Sponsored Post

Saying “NO” to State Center is Saying “NO” to Baltimore

4 Written by: | Monday, Mar 06, 2017 11:00am

Our community could only watch as Governor Hogan slipped a last-minute agenda item into the final Board of Public Works’ meeting of 2016, pulling the plug on the State Center Redevelopment Project. With little explanation and no public comment, the State of Maryland flushed a project down the drain, taking a lot more down with it than most realize. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

City Council Wastes No Time in Condemning Trump

2 Written by: | Friday, Dec 09, 2016 10:05am

Councilman Ryan Dorsey proposes his resolution condemning Trump, Courtesy CharmTV

When Mayor Catherine Pugh gave her inaugural address this week, she told Gov. Larry Hogan she wanted to work with President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office. When the City Council met for their first session a day later, one of their first orders of business was to swiftly adopt a resolution denouncing him.

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Featured, Money & Power

Record Turnout Continues to Climb as Early Voting Nears End in Maryland

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 03, 2016 9:31am

Courtesy Baltimore City BOE

Courtesy Baltimore City BOE

Day one of early voting around Maryland was big, with around 125,000 people showing up, including just under 10,000 in Baltimore. Not much has changed in the days since, with the state raking in similar ballot tallies even a week later.

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Featured, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

Development to be Restricted on Baltimore Country Club Property in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 24, 2016 11:30am

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Roland Park residents have succeeded in their efforts to get the Baltimore City Council to restrict development on property owned by the Baltimore Country Club.
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Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home, South Baltimore

City Council Gives Final Approval for Port Covington Financing Deal

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 10:48am

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Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.

The Baltimore City Council voted on Monday to night to give final approval for $660 million in public financing for the Under Armour-backed Port Covington development project.

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Money & Power

City Council Moves Port Covington Deal Forward to Final Vote

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 12:01pm

Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.

Rendering courtesy Sagamore Development.

The massive public financing deal for the Port Covington development project in South Baltimore moved one step closer to becoming law on Monday after a 12-0 preliminary vote of approval by the Baltimore City Council.

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