A Baltimore City councilman has kicked off the This is Working summer jobs program in which businesses in his district provide employment for students.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen on Wednesday kicked off a second year of the This is Working summer jobs program in which businesses in his Southeast Baltimore district provide employment for students.
"This is Working" is a program endorsed by City Councilman Zeke Cohen for large and small businesses in his 1st District that encompasses southeast Baltimore's communities from Fells Point to Highlandtown. Some of the summer jobs will even be located at City Hall as aides in city council offices.
“Children in Baltimore often face disadvantages beyond their control, and we need to give them every opportunity and resource possible to go to and through college,” said Councilman Zeke Cohen, chairman of the council's Education and Youth Committee. “CollegeBound is a great, evidence-based program that’s moving the ball down the field for our kids.”
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce a bill that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists
City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce legislation Monday that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists in Baltimore and require the ethics board to post lobbying disclosure forms online for the public to view.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen and Delegate Brooke Lierman say trucks continue to barrel through the southeast district, despite the addition of the cameras and signs.
“They can pay $240 on a first offense,” said Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen. “The message we’re trying to send is these are residential communities and we expect them to be treated as such.”
Instead of letting her grief consume her, Tina decided to use it as fuel. City Councilman Zeke Cohen reached out to see what he could do to help her with her plan to help the at-risk youth in Baltimore.
“I sat down in his office and went off like a rocket,” she said. “He just sat there and listened to everything I had to say. Afterward, he told me he had someone I needed to meet.”
Baltimore city councilman Zeke Cohen told the Sun that in Southeast Baltimore, the area he represents, a small-business owner, a popular barber and a father dropping off a child at school were among the arrests.
"First, we lost a barber, then a small-business owner. Finally, a father was handcuffed and detained after dropping off his 9-year-old at school. The child's mother is back in Honduras. What kind of a country do we live in that would orphan a child in order to enforce its broken immigration laws?" Cohen said.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen backed both families, helping launch the scholarship.
"It's a clarion call to unite along the lines that divide us," he said.
The event which was organized by Councilman Zeke Cohen we among many others hope to bring a new light of hope in the mist of the violence in Baltimore City.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen took the podium to address the crowd, saying city residents have to acknowledge the specific pain being felt here, and that is ending 2017 with 343 murders.
During the rally, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen spoke of how young residents, though often underestimated, have shown a powerful voice. He said youngsters have helped the council pass legislation this year, including a Styrofoam ban.
“Young people are our moral compass. This is their moment,” he told the crowd.
Bill 17-0117, with co-sponsors Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed and Mary Pat Clarke, is scheduled to come before the Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee for a hearing at 10 a.m. on February 6.
"It is absolutely essential that we get to the bottom of all of what's being alleged in this case," Councilman Zeke Cohen told ABC2.
Cohen goes on to call the crimes and allegations involving Suiter and the department horrendous and upsetting.
"I'm frustrated by what we're seeing coming from this trial, coming from that DOJ report. We have got to make sure this police department is clean that it is accountable."
"You can't be afraid of conflict," Cohen said Wednesday. "Nothing is going to get better if we remain 'two Baltimores.' I think where our city has struggled is we often have conversations in silos and we have a hard time talking to each other across lines of difference. We saw some of that last night.
"People are hungry for civic engagement. Yes, it’s messy. But they want to be engaged they want to see better. As painful and as wrenching it was, it’s good for our city."
"What I'm seeing in a resolution I'm introducing today in the City Council is that this is a crisis of enduring injustice. That when I was a teacher, and this was a several years ago, we didn't have heat, we didn't have air conditioning, we didn't have drinkable running water because there was lead in the pipes and those conditions in our schools persist until today.
Baltimore City Council's education committee chair, Zeke Cohen, called conditions in some city public schools a "crisis of enduring injustice." He's calling for immediate and ongoing collaboration among city, state and federal officials to improve learning environments.
Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen proposed an emergency resolution Monday in support of Baltimore City Public School students.
Councilman Zeke Cohen, who represents the southeast part of Baltimore, explained on social media that "the inhumane conditions facing students in Baltimore constitutes a crisis of enduring injustice. Today, I introduced a Resolution calling for immediate collaboration between City, State, and Federal officials. Education is a right, not a luxury."
"These problems have been going on for years and years and years, and now is the time for all of us to work together across partisan lines, across city, state and the federal government, to fix what we know is broken in our school system," Cohen said.
Calling the conditions "unacceptable," Councilman Zeke Cohen said he would "fight until my last breath for our schools to get the funding they deserve."
"So, if we had a Willie Don Bull-by-the-Horns Award, I’d give it to Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen for taking on Sheriff DeWees, inviting him to Fells Point for breakfast and a talk. A week later, Carroll’s schools superintendent announced the lifting of the ban on field trips. Props to Cohen. That’s leadership."
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 violence