Mayor Brandon Scott is hosting a virtual vigil to remember loved ones and neighbors lost due to COVID-19, overdose, violence and suicide on Jan 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Facebook Live @MayorBMScott. (unsplash/@linetta)

By AFRO Staff

The second year of the pandemic has proven to be just as tough as the first. Many families continue to struggle to make ends meet, along with facing eviction and an uncertain academic school year. In Baltimore, residents also face an alarming spike in violent crime which makes these dark times feel even darker. This year, Mayor Brandon Scott is hosting a virtual vigil, on new year’s day, to reflect and remember all those who lost their lives to unfortunate circumstances including COVID-19, overdose and suicide. You can join in and stream the ceremony on Facebook @MayorBMScott and

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