Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce Monday that $4.2 million in additional funding will be allocated for after-school and summer school programs, potentially affecting several thousand Baltimore students.
As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program and the retraining of police officers by the U.S. Justice Department.
Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit.
Instead of placing candles on McKenzie Elliott's fourth birthday cake in May, her mother helped unveil a street sign on Sunday to honor the 3-year-old killed by a stray bullet last year in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood.
A few months ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake looked to many pundits like she was practically unbeatable. The city's crime and unemployment rates were down. She had substantial money in her campaign account. She even flirted with a run for U.S. Senate. Then the rioting broke out.
As thousands of people head to Las Vegas this week for one of the real estate industry's premier events, Baltimore's political and business leaders said they plan to court national chains and investment prospects with the same playbook they use every year.
Here's an idea: Let's have Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young call on those gang members who helped quell violence on Riot Monday to help quell violence the other 364 days of the year.
Baltimore City Council members called Monday for additional study into the amount the recent unrest will cost the city and what more can be done to bring economic development to struggling neighborhoods.
In the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the Department of Justice will launch a full-scale civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that the Justice Department will examine the best options to improve the Baltimore Police Department in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, and a full-scale civil rights investigation has not been ruled out.
As I walked the streets of Baltimore Monday night and into early Tuesday morning begging, pleading and ultimately failing to calm a rioting city set ablaze, the young people I encountered all recommended the same prescription to help strengthen their communities: jobs, jobs, jobs!
Baltimore city has approved $6.2 million in questionable payments meant to help poor families pay their energy bills, including grants to three dozen households that aren't even in the city, according to a new audit.
There are reasons for anger in Baltimore: racism, poverty, targeted policing, poor education, few recreational opportunities, drug-ravaged neighborhoods. And while none of them justify the violence, we suspect some of those caught up in the fervor Monday night woke up with regret and shame the next morning. To brand them thugs is to dismiss them based on circumstance without any context — much like police are accused of doing to Freddie Gray, who died in their custody, sparking the unrest.
Television was filled with images of Baltimore burning Monday night. And those pictures that were seen nationally and globally have been seared into the minds of at least another full generation of viewers.
Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake assured residents late Saturday that 1,300 police officers were in control of Baltimore as agitated protesters "wreaked havoc" after thousands marched in the streets..
Dr. Levi Watkins, the first black chief resident of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was known as much for fighting the injustice faced by African Americans as his groundbreaking medical work.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday said this weekend's violent crime — including three killings that pushed the yearly homicide number to eight above last year's — has not rattled her. Quite the opposite.
In an effort to solve more of Baltimore's homicide cases, police said a dozen experts will visit the city homicide unit to examine how detectives investigate killings, part of a grant the department has received from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Officials at Stratford University, a for-profit institution based in Virginia, say they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Sojourner-Douglass College that would make the financially strapped Baltimore school a part of its system.