Baltimore Congressional Delegation Expresses Ongoing Commitment to Baltimore City, Mayor Jack Young

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes released the following joint statement following the resignation of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “As...

Cummings Statement on Resignation of Baltimore Mayor Pugh

Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2019)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on the resignation of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh: “I wish Mayor Pugh the best as she continues to restore her health. ...

Mayor Young Releases Statement of Catherine Pugh’s Resignation

I was informed today at 3:35 p.m. by City Solicitor Andre Davis of Catherine Pugh’s resignation as Mayor of Baltimore. The resignation is effective immediately. I believe this action is in the best interest of...

Council Moves to Diminish Mayor’s Power

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO With mayor Catherine Pugh still on leave and questions surrounding a series of book deals she made with a variety of institutions subject to criminal investigation,...

A Hallowed Baltimore Prepares for Census

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The US Census Bureau released troubling population estimates for Baltimore City, Thursday. Figures gathered through July 1, 2018 reveal that Baltimore’s population now hovers just above 600,000 citizens....

FBI, IRS Agents Search Baltimore Mayor’s Homes, City Hall

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI and IRS agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's...

Acting Baltimore Mayor Settles in as Pugh Stays Out of Sight

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — When Bernard "Jack" Young automatically became Baltimore's acting mayor earlier this month, he emphasized that he'd act only as a "placeholder" for the elected mayor as she...

A `Champion of Peace’ to Step Down

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor There are thousands of people in Baltimore, many of them among the most disenfranchised communities of the city, who dread this week because they will have to bid farewell to...

SAO Secures “Justice Over Convictions”

By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO Marilyn J. Mosby’s State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) announced a victory in “justice over convictions,” last week. Maryland General Assembly House Bill 874, “Criminal Procedure - Post Conviction Review - State's...

Amid Scandal, Audit Ordered Into Baltimore Nonprofit’s Work

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's acting leader has ordered an audit of a nonprofit's management of a city youth fund with $12 million set aside from property tax revenue after the...

Speaker Busch to Lie In Annapolis

By AFRO Staff Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Michael E. Busch will lie in state April 15 under the State House dome in Annapolis, which will mark the beginning of two days of...

City Council, Residents Want Pugh to Resign

By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, Specials to the AFRO At Baltimore’s annual taxpayer’s night Tuesday, where residents have a chance to voice their concerns about how the city is governed, Jacques Thompson was adamant it...

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