Pugh aide found guilty of campaign finance violations
An aide to Mayor Catherine Pugh has pleaded guilty to two counts of making illegal contributions to the Mayor's campaign.
Dixon labels opponents’ tax cut proposals ‘irresponsible’
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon released her economic development plan, portraying large property tax cuts proposed by other candidates as irresponsible. Dixon faces a crowded field in the Democratic primary — voting begins on April 14 — in her attempt to win back the job she resigned in 2010 as part of a plea bargain […]
Editorial: The mayor’s race Baltimore needs
The decision by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake not to seek re-election gives Baltimore a great opportunity. No longer does the campaign have to be a referendum on the incumbent’s performance. That had promised to be a dispiriting and ultimately futile volley of attacks and defenses, largely focused on Rawlings-Blake’s preparation for and handling of the Freddie […]
C. Fraser Smith: The making of a mayor
William Donald Schaefer won the mayoralty in 1971, moving into City Hall with more knowledge of the job than many mayors have when they leave it. He’d been a member of the city council. He’d been president of that body. He’d been a member of the Board of Estimates, the city’s business arm. Every aspect […]
Rawlings-Blake sworn in as Baltimore mayor
In front of a rain-soaked crowd of hundreds at War Memorial Plaza Tuesday morning, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was sworn in as mayor of Baltimore. During her inaugural address, the mayor spoke of her commitment to growing the city, public safety, education and job growth.
Rawlings-Blake sworn in as Baltimore mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been sworn in for a four-year term as Baltimore mayor, setting a goal to get the city growing again. After taking the oath of office Tuesday, Rawlings-Blake assumes the post in her own right after last month’s election. She served in the role for nearly two years after her predecessor stepped down […]
Rawlings-Blake donates pay raise to youth program
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will direct her automatic pay raise this year to the city’s Youth Works summer jobs program. The mayor’s office announced Monday that she will donate her 2.5 percent cost-of-living salary increase to the program that places teens in summer jobs. She declined last year’s pay raise as well. Rawlings-Blake earned […]
Veterans honored at War Memorial Plaza
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown hosted a ceremony and parade at the city's War Memorial Plaza Friday. The ceremony included a citywide moment of silence and ringing of the bells to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month, on Nov. 11, 1918, when the world agreed that World War I must be the war to end all wars.
Top 5: ‘It’s bad news for Maryland’
Following Tuesday’s primary, Baltimore is on its way to sending Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to a second term as mayor, and the announcement of Bank of America’s 30,000 layoffs will surely be felt in Maryland. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Rawlings-Blake says she will be aggressive in Baltimore’s economic development – […]
Party held for Mayor Rawlings-Blake primary victory
Incumbent Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defeated five challengers and was named as the Democratic candidate in the city's primary on Tuesday, all but ensuring her election to the office in November. Many of her political supporters — including Gov. Martin O'Malley, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Elijah Cummings — showed up to her victory party at the Baltimore Soundstage to celebrate.
Earthquake: Baltimore shaken, but not stirred
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake sent office workers streaming out of high-rise buildings Tuesday afternoon and clogged Baltimore’s streets with an early rush hour as many decided to call it a day after the tremors began just before 2 p.m. The quake was centered in Virginia and appeared to cause little damage in Maryland, according to […]
Mayor, Grand Prix CEO give $100K to city neighborhood
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore Grand Prix CEO Jay Davidson and City Councilman William H. Cole IV gave a $100,000 check to the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood Tuesday morning for cleaning and landscaping projects. Sharp-Leadenhall is one of nine city neighborhoods promised money for their proximity to the upcoming Grand Prix race.