Tag Archives: Riots

Group: Data shows riots didn’t slow Baltimore housing market

A home for sale on Portland Street in Baltimore, where officials hope a new tax credit will keep homeowners in the city. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Despite concerns April 2015’s riots would damage Baltimore’s housing market for the foreseeable future, recent numbers suggest that’s not happening. Live Baltimore, an organization that promotes living in the city, using data from Multiple Listing Service, has found sales in ...

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Report: Baltimore police disorganized in response to riot

A newly released after-action report shows the Baltimore Police Department was underprepared and disorganized during the protests and rioting that followed the death of Freddie Gray. The report, “Lessons Learned from the 2015 Civil Unrest in Baltimore,” was conducted by ...

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Baltimore tourism officials point to promising signs

A display of advertisements from the My B-More campaign are displayed during the launch party at the Visit Baltimore office April 2. (Photo by Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

As they work to rebuild the city’s image following April’s riots, Baltimore tourism officials could look back — and forward — to some good news. In 2014, 24.5 million people visited Baltimore, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous ...

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After Baltimore riots and crime spike, mayor under fire

In this photo taken Tuesday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, right, speaks with a resident outside of vacant homes after a ceremony to kick off their restoration in Baltimore. For many in Baltimore, the memory of April's riots - and the mayor’s handling of the unrest - is still fresh. After firing embattled police commissioner Anthony Batts, who bore the brunt of public outrage, Rawlings-Blake remains the primary figure head of a city that is still reeling from the damage it suffered. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake climbed onto the deck of an abandoned row house in Tuesday’s sweltering summer heat and promised that “better is coming” as she promoted the restoration of a blighted block not far from where riots broke out ...

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