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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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  • Next stop: A more attractive ride

    Next stop: A more attractive ride
    A collapsed house. An abandoned warehouse furred with vines. Block after block of vacant homes, shattered windows framing blackness. Then, the tunnel and the train platform. The mix of shuttered industrial spaces and faded neighborhoods that flank the...
  • Best foot forward [Editorial]

    Best foot forward  [Editorial]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor...
  • Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat

    Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat
    With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill. Bill Romani, president of the...
  • Baltimore environmental official fired amid investigation

    Baltimore environmental official fired amid investigation
    The director of Baltimore's Environmental Control Board was fired Friday amid an investigation by the city's inspector general into payroll issues. Attorney Sandra E. Baker, who had worked in city government for 13 years, was dismissed after Mayor...
  • Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew

    Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew
    As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake set out on foot Saturday to pitch an upcoming community forum on the city's new youth curfew law, the controversial measure drew — as it has in the past — a mixed response from residents. Charlie...
  • Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew

    Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew
    Percy Smith is against Baltimore's new curfew. Like many of its critics, he's fine with keeping kids off the street late at night; he's just concerned about how it will be implemented. "I'm asking from an economic perspective," he said, "will this be...
  • Baltimore's new curfew takes effect Friday

    Baltimore's new curfew takes effect Friday
    Baltimore's new curfew — among the strictest in the country — takes effect Friday amid mixed reaction, with some parents saying it could help keep youths safe and experts noting that there's no evidence that it will. Police will begin taking...
  • City says largest supermarket to open in Howard Park after years of lobbying

    City says largest supermarket to open in Howard Park after years of lobbying
    Residents of one of Baltimore's many "food deserts" will gain more access to fresh meats and produce when what officials say is the city's largest grocery store opens Thursday in Howard Park. The 67,000-square-foot ShopRite store reflects a push to...
  • Baltimore's parking economics [Editorial]

    Baltimore's parking economics  [Editorial]
    Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the deal...
  • Baltimore to launch new alley cleaning program

    Baltimore to launch new alley cleaning program
    More than 25,000 Baltimore households are included in a new alley sweeping program that kicks off Aug. 18 and is intended to help clean up the city and decrease the rat population in some neighborhoods. Residents will receive fliers beginning Monday...
  • Family and friends mourn 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire

    Family and friends mourn 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire
    She was buried in a small pink coffin. But before the casket closed Friday, mourners gathered at the Israel Baptist Church in East Baltimore to say goodbye to 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, whose hair, as in many of the pictures of her that flashed on...
  • Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC

    Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city. The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie...