EPISODE 274: Costello discusses financial struggles of Baltimore City coming in wake of COVID

    Big – and positive – changes are happening here at Baltimore Positive this month as we begin our amazing merger of three decades of WNST.net with our new brand this fall and you’re going to love what is about to happen to this website.

    We’re about to bring forward a wide variety of guests and thought leaders and topics as we navigate all of the aspects of life during a pandemic and what it means to vote in our country. Because we haven’t been able to sit down and eat a proper crab cake at Faidley’s at Lexington Market or have some chicken and waffles at State Fare in Catonsville with our guests, we have been doing one longish episode rather than our customary three shorter blocks of conversation.

    The most important message we want to send to all of our friends and listeners is to exercise your right as an American citizen and vote this November.

    Eric Costello is Nestor’s councilman in the 11th district that encompasses much of downtown – and as we learned in this segment, which includes the baseball part of Camden Yards but not the Ravens football side. We spent a long stretch of this one discussing the coming massive tax shortfalls of 2020 and COVID.

    Lots of issues about crime and spending and policing in this one as well.

    Clearly, we voted in June. And we hope you are ready to vote again in November!

    We are all in this together and this is a time to educate, unite and keep each other safe. But we also have some extra time to read and learn and educate ourselves in many ways.

    We will continue to produce high-quality, intelligent conversations with wisdom from wise leaders as our citizens try to readjust to this pandemic during the summer at Baltimore Positive.

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    We’ll try to keep you cool.