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Tag Archives: Riots

Federal business assistance extends beyond riot damage

Funds from the federal government flowing into Baltimore are aimed at helping more than  just the roughly 380 Baltimore businesses damaged in April’s riots recover. On Friday, during a news conference at City Hall, Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small ...

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Baltimore officials emphasize business recovery efforts

Baltimore officials touted the city’s efforts to help businesses recover in the aftermath of last month’s riots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Development Corp. President William Cole held a news conference Tuesday at the Southeast Anchor Library of the Enoch ...

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For universities, discussion and healing as well as marches

University students and faculty from around Baltimore are marching and protesting the death of Freddie Gray, but they’re also positioning themselves as healers and discussion leaders following this week’s riots. Hundreds attended student-led protests demanding justice for Freddie Gray at ...

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Businesses face insurance questions after riot

It was a bright sunny spring day on Wednesday, but you really couldn't tell inside Golden Apple Watch and Jewelry on the East Fayette Street because its windows and doors were boarded up. The glass had been knocked out two days before when rioters swept through portions of downtown. The looters helped themselves to diamond watches, silver jewelry and "grillz," jewelry that is worn over the teeth. Saleh Mandour, the store's owner, and his son Marwan Mandour estimated the looters made off without about $50,000 in merchandise. The windows remain boarded over because police who responded said they didn't have time to take a report because of the unrest and the landlord's insurance won't replace the windows without one. As far as the stolen merchandise, the store will likely have to eat the loss because it wasn't insured. "We don't know what to do," Mandour said.

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