P. Kenneth Burns http://wypr.org en Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings http://wypr.org/post/kamenetz-eyes-future-school-buildings <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Members of the Baltimore County Council examining highlights of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz&#039; 2015 budget proposal. Kamenetz announced a decade long overhaul of school buildings; many of which are at least 40 years old." data-attribution="Credit P. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:42:37 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 11664 at http://wypr.org Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings Making the Brown Track Green http://wypr.org/post/making-brown-track-green <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/Vacants.mp3" class="asset-audio">Deconstructing Vacants: Making the Brown Track Green</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first impression train travelers from the north get of Baltimore isn’t a very good one.</span><p>And that makes potential investors leery of the city.<p>The train rolls past older, active neighborhoods at first. But once past Frank Bocek Park, the scenery changes to block after block of crumbling, vacant houses, right in the shadow of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s famous. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:49:08 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 10867 at http://wypr.org Making the Brown Track Green City Hall Notebook: Final Vote on ‘Ban The Box’ Pushed To April http://wypr.org/post/city-hall-notebook-final-vote-ban-box-pushed-april <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit P. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:06:44 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 10555 at http://wypr.org City Hall Notebook: Final Vote on ‘Ban The Box’ Pushed To April City Council Preview http://wypr.org/post/city-council-preview <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/20130426_133206_0.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/03/CityCouncilPreview-0324.mp3" class="asset-audio">A preview of tonight&#039;s meeting of the Baltimore City Council.</a><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Baltimore City Council is set to give permanent power to the committee that’s examining the city’s troubled red light and speed camera system, at tonight’s meeting.</span><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:09:36 +0000 Nathan Sterner & P. Kenneth Burns 10525 at http://wypr.org City Council Preview Baltimore County Bans ecoATM http://wypr.org/post/baltimore-county-bans-ecoatm <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="One of two ecoATM machines in Baltimore County at Security Square Mall in Woodlawn. It is expected to be out of operation by next month due to a ban passed by the Baltimore County Council Tuesday." data-attribution="Credit P. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:06:17 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 9659 at http://wypr.org Baltimore County Bans ecoATM Cleanup Budgets Snowed Under http://wypr.org/post/cleanup-budgets-snowed-under <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Many jurisdictions are running low on salt. Baltimore City said they were receiving calls for help because they had ordered enough in advance of storm that hit the area Valentine&#039;s Day weekend. Mayor Spokesman Kevin Harris said they did not have to assist with salt as of yet." data-attribution="Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/20140212_151724.jpg" alt="" /><p>Snow budgets from the state to local governments have been busted at least twice over this season.<p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:19:54 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 9607 at http://wypr.org Cleanup Budgets Snowed Under Judge Rules Henson Violated Probation http://wypr.org/post/judge-rules-henson-violated-probation <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Russell Neverdon (right) said former campaign consultant Julius Henson was happy about the outcome of a Thursday court hearing but added that an appeal was ahead." data-attribution="Credit P. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:07:26 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 9359 at http://wypr.org Judge Rules Henson Violated Probation Taking It To The Streets: Mayor Talks Crime http://wypr.org/post/taking-it-streets-mayor-talks-crime <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, discussing enforcement zones as part of an overall strategy to fight violent crime in the city." data-attribution="Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/SRB-Batts.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A day after devoting most of her State of the City address to Baltimore’s crime problems, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took to the streets to highlight one of her crime fighting strategies, enforcement zones.</span><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:58:20 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 8639 at http://wypr.org Taking It To The Streets: Mayor Talks Crime Annapolis Tackles ecoATMs http://wypr.org/post/annapolis-tackles-ecoatms <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit P. Kenneth Burns/WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/ecoatmAnnapolis.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/02/02-04BurnsEcoATM.mp3" class="asset-audio">Annapolis Tackles ecoATMs</a><p>Three lawmakers from Baltimore City are pushing bills in the General Assembly this year to regulate Automated Purchasing Machines, or APMs.&#160;<p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:16:04 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 8306 at http://wypr.org Annapolis Tackles ecoATMs A Tale of Two City Police Departments http://wypr.org/post/tale-two-city-police-departments <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="When a plan to overhaul the operation of the Baltimore Police Department was released in November, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake packed the ceremonial room at city hall with community members and the heads of several city agencies. The mayor wanted to show unified support for the strategic plan." data-attribution="Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/NovPolicePlan.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2013/12/12-23BurnsBattsOakland.mp3" class="asset-audio">A Tale of Two City Police Departments</a><p>Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts’ strategy of bringing in a consultant to develop a plan to overhaul the department is nothing new.&#160; He did the same thing at his last command in Oakland, Calif.<p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:06:47 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 6246 at http://wypr.org A Tale of Two City Police Departments