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Tag Archives: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Rawlings-Blake thanks business for post-riot support

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lauded businesses for their efforts to help the city recover from riots in April that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered in police custody. Her remarks came during the 41st Annual Mayor’s Business ...

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93 percent of riot-damaged businesses open again, BDC says

Six months after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, nearly all of the businesses damaged during the unrest have reopened. The Baltimore Development Corp. (BDC) reported Tuesday that 93 percent of the more than 400 businesses that ...

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Rawlings-Blake proposes $6M Baltimore affordable housing fund

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Wednesday proposed a new fund to spur the development of affordable housing in the city. During a summit celebrating the fifth anniversary of her Vacants to Value program at the Baltimore Convention Center, Rawlings-Blake announced plans for ...

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Plaudits and brickbats for Baltimore’s signature anti-blight program

A new report from the Abell Foundation finds Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program to be ambitious but seriously flawed. In the detailed report, authored by former Baltimore Sun reporter Joan Jacobson, the program is called the city’s most enterprising attempt ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Politics and the Baltimore housing department

Deplorable conditions in Baltimore’s public housing inventory lead to a number of important questions: How can these conditions have persisted for so long? Is this the first time the city’s Mosby partnership comes under voter scrutiny? And if Mayor Stephanie ...

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Groundbreaking scheduled for Baltimore whiskey distillery

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for a new Baltimore-based whiskey company. Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are scheduled to attend the event for the five-acre Sagamore Spirit distillery in Port Covington on Wednesday. Under Armour CEO Kevin ...

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