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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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