Board approves Cohen’s request to raise money for splash pad in Patterson Park amid pool closure
The City’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a request from Councilman Zeke Cohen, D-District 1, that allows him to raise money to create a pop-up splash pad in the park.
Council members opposing BGE’s plan to increase rates for consumers
City council member Zeke Cohen introduced a resolution calling on the Maryland Public Service Commission to stop the rate hikes.
Summer Camp Liberty Village visits the National Aquarium as part of Field Trip Fridays
Councilman Zeke Cohen implemented “Field Trip Fridays,” a partnership between the city and the school district and local institutions as a compromise for the shorter school week.
Baltimore group swears in newest ‘community health navigators’
Baltimore’s new AmeriCorps members will serve areas across Baltimore City as community health navigators, helping to increase access to mental health care and improve the quality of care for underserved people.
Harrison’s departure from Baltimore Police Department ‘didn’t feel right,’ says city councilman
In an interview on WBAL Radio this morning, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen was asked about Harrison’s departure. Cohen said that he appreciated Harrison’s contributions to Baltimore but wished that his departure was better explained.
Baltimore City Council members vote to advance creation of Office of Aging
Members of the Baltimore City Council voted Tuesday to advance an ordinance Sponsored by City Councilman Zeke Cohen and City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton that would create an independent agency devoted to assessing the needs of the city’s older adult population and helping to connect them with services.
School may be out in Baltimore but field trips are still in session with Field Trip Fridays
The ‘Field Trip Friday’ program aims to get Baltimore City youth out and into city museums and attractions this summer for free or greatly reduced ticket prices.”
Councilman seeks to stop plan to send contaminated water from Ohio train derailment to Baltimore
Baltimore city councilman Zeke Cohen will introduce a resolution calling on the EPA to take back its approval of Norfolk Southern’s plan to have 675,000 gallons of that contaminated water treated in Maryland.
Op-Ed: The Need For Trauma-Informed Care In American Cities
In 2020, Baltimore became the first city in America to write trauma-informed care into law. Councilman Zeke Cohen wrote the bill after a school shooting disrupted the lives and learning of children in West Baltimore.
GameChanger: Zeke Cohen
“What’s important in this legislation is not only that we all get trained, but there is a mechanism to review policies and procedures of every city agency to reduce harm, to reduce traumatization, because I think, unfortunately, the city government has something of a dark history in Baltimore for not always supporting the health and well-being of our residents.”