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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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  • Best and brightest [Editorial]

    In Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor's mythical town of Lake Woebegone, "all the men are strong, all the women are good-looking, and all the children are above average." Notwithstanding the statistical improbability of that latter claim, it'...
  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends
    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • City asks home owners to buy insurance for water meter overhaul

    City asks home owners to buy insurance for water meter overhaul
    Baltimore's spending panel approved a deal Wednesday with a Connecticut company to offer insurance to property owners whose pipes could break during a system-wide overhaul of water meters. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake encouraged residents to buy...
  • Police continue search for driver in fatal crash

    Police continue search for driver in fatal crash
    Paramedics carried 12-year-old Shanizya Taft away from a crumpled silver minivan in East Baltimore Tuesday night. She was a fashionable and respectful sixth-grader who her teachers said always made the principal's list for good students. She would soon be...
  • A city in denial [Letter]

    A city in denial [Letter]
    For your paper to claim that six shootings in Baltimore City over the Memorial Day weekend is "dramatically fewer" than the 12 shot over the same period last year is absurd ("Six people shot, three fatally, in Baltimore over holiday weekend," May 27),...
  • Council approves tough new curfew for city youths

    Council approves tough new curfew for city youths
    A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers. The...
  • Curfew law will make Baltimore safer for youths [Letter]

    Curfew law will make Baltimore safer for youths [Letter]
    Next month, the Baltimore City Council is set to approve a new curfew which will call for youth under 14 to be off the street by 9 p.m. and 14- to 17-year-olds to be indoors by 11 p.m. ("Council approves tough new curfew for city youths," May 12). The...
  • Deal reached on city pension bill

    Deal reached on city pension bill
    Baltimore unions and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have struck a deal on her latest sweeping pension change, which would switch some new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. The agreement -- which was passed by a...
  • Building a better police force [Editorial]

    Building a better police force  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was campaigning for her job three years ago, she proposed hiring 300 new police officers. In a city perennially worried about crime, the idea was intuitively appealing. Since then, the department has been hiring at a...
  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
  • African American Children's Book Festival is May 10

    African American Children's Book Festival is May 10
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is hosting a book fair this weekend that will highlight books about African Americans as well as showcase African American authors and illustrators. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
  • Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff

    Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010. "It was a mutual agreement...