Mayor Brandon Scott said a group of department commanders — Assistant Chief Charles Svehla, Assistant Chief Chris Caisse, and Assistant Chief Dante Stewart — will serve as Acting Fire Chief on an interim basis while the department searches for a new leader.
Thanksgiving finds its meaning in the celebration of memories and family and community bonds, our Community Voices contributors say. The holiday commemoration also has become a time to reckon with some of America’s most painful history.
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke recalls the ”scorn, derision and dismissiveness” he encountered when he argued in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs in the 1980s. He now applauds the public and political shift to his point of view, but advises caution as drug laws are reformed.