Last week, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen met with Sheriff DeWees for a bi-partisan meeting to work towards a solution. DeWees changed his recommendation, and on Friday, CCPS said it would restore field trips to the city.Read More
The relaxing of the ban came a week after Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, a Democrat, invited DeWees, a Republican, to his Southeast Baltimore district for breakfast at the Modern Cook Shop in Fells Point.Read More
Last week, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen met with DeWees for a bi-partisan meeting to work toward a solution.
"We will do everything in our power to keep his (Sheriff Dewees/Carroll County) children and our (Baltimore) children safe, because despite its challenges, Baltimore is beautiful. Our city is a cultural gem," Cohen said.Read More
Our guests this afternoon are two of the newest members of the Baltimore City Council. They join us on Midday to reflect on their service and the urgent affairs of the city, as they complete their first year in office.Read More
"This is why I love Baltimore so much. We have young people who may have had their own challenges and struggles, but are out here giving because they believe in this city," said Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen.Read More
At a time of record violence, the proposal would award millions annually to community-led organizations working to uplift Baltimore youth and address the root causes of violenceRead More
“Young people are reclaiming their narrative,” he said. “We know the vast majority of children in our city are compassionate, resilient and care deeply about Baltimore. That’s why this march and the youth fund is so important.”Read More
“At minimum, our citizens deserve for their calls to be picked up,” said City Councilman Zeke Cohen, who read aloud complaints from residents during a Public Safety Committee hearing on the city’s 911 operation. “I think we on the council are feeling that there is a systemic problem happening.”Read More
Education is the key for developing functioning societies, and is appropriately, and necessarily, at the center of political discussion and decision-making at all times. Zeke Cohen, former teacher and education activist, now councilman for the first district of the city of Baltimore, United States, believes current education systems have failed underprivileged children across the U.S. Speaking at the fourth Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators, Cohen says, “Education should help youths see themselves in a different light, as leaders, rather than systematically separate them based on their social status. All kids should be taught that by being disciplined, hardworking, and courageous, they can become leaders, thus helping them stay out of trouble.”Read More
The Project Baltimore Town Hall featured Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union; Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen; and Carl Stokes, founder of Benjamin Banneker Eubie Blake Academy for Arts & Sciences.Read More
August Baker was walking to school last month when she spotted an abandoned $10 bill sticking out of the grass. Ordinarily, such a lucky find would warrant a trip to the store for new nail polish or some Tastykakes, she said. But not on that September day.Read More
That got them a visit from their councilman Zeke Cohen.
“I gave even though I’m not in the best predicament myself, it feels good giving and blessings will come. That’s what my mom tell me,” eighth grader Chantelle Thomas said.Read More
The students got a chance to share their story with Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, who visited the east Baltimore charter school.
"What do you think it says about Baltimore that you guys were willing to step up?" Cohen asked the kids.
"It is from good people in Baltimore, ones that are not all about killings, and not about everything they say it is," another student said.Read More
April 2017, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) requested school officials perform a safety audit to ensure students are being transported according to state regulations. But as of this week, the Maryland State Department of Education had not finalized a contract to conduct the investigation.Read More
The criticism comes after six people were killed in a crash involving a school bus last year. Councilman Zeke Cohen led a news conference calling for urgency Monday afternoon.
The bus driver worked for a private company contracted by city schools. Five months ago, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that the state make safety changes, including an audit of the driver screening process.Read More
"We don't know, and what so damaging is that these young people, when they get up in the morning, they deserve to get safely to and from school. And right now, we don't know because there's no audit," said Councilman Zeke Cohen, Chairman of the Education and Youth Committee.Read More