Tag: mayor catherine pugh

Pugh Touts Downward-Trending Crime in First 6 Weeks of 2018

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Data showing reductions in violent and property crime from Jan. 1-Feb.10. Table via Baltimore Police Department/Mayor’s Office

Mayor Catherine Pugh said the recent spell of zero homicides for 12 days—broken on Tuesday by two murders in Northeast Baltimore—can be attributed to the efforts of the Baltimore Ceasefire campaign and crime-fighting initiatives from Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa.

Mayor Pugh Uses Media Event to Slam Media, City’s ‘Perception Problem’

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Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at an event hosted by Baltimore Magazine to celebrate visionaries. Image via Facebook Live.

At the Parkway Theatre last night, Baltimore magazine held an event touting visionaries in the city, people profiled in the current issue who “are shaping the future of Baltimore—one big idea at a time.”

Mayor Pugh Clarifies that She Has Been Following the GTTF Case, Says Comments Were ‘Distorted’

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Mayor Pugh addresses the media on Feb. 7, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement Wednesday night that she has been following coverage of the ongoing Gun Trace Task Force trial after all, and that comments she made earlier that day during a press briefing at City Hall were “distorted.”

Four Md. Mayors Endorse Franchot’s Beer Bill. Mayor Pugh Is Not One of Them—Yet

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Image via Facebook

Last week, the mayors of Annapolis, Frederick, Cambridge and Ocean City threw their support behind the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, a bill drafted by Comptroller Peter Franchot after he chaired a task force examining the state’s beer laws.

Pugh Creates Commission to Advise City on LGBTQ Baltimoreans’ Most Pressing Issues

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Photo by Benson Kua, via Wikimedia Commons

A newly established commission will help city officials take stock of issues affecting Baltimore’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, and devise a plan to address those problems.

Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Kevin Davis: ‘I’m Impatient. We Need Violence Reduction.’

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Newly appointed Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa (left) and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Photos via Baltimore Police Department.

After roughly two and a half years at the helm of the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has been let go.

Mayor Pugh, Council Vice Prez Middleton Re-Launching Baltimore City Women’s Commission

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Baltimore’s mayor and council vice president are seeking 19 women to join a commission being reinstated to advance the female cause.

Both of Baltimore’s Amazon HQ2 Bids Eliminated from Contention

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An Amazon Go retail location in Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce, via Wikimedia Commons.

For better or worse, Baltimore won’t be home to Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

Braving the Cold, Crowds Pack MLK Boulevard for a Parade Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

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Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha holding their banner before the parade. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Dozens of Baltimore nonprofits, school marching bands, black Greek organizations and others paid no heed to an unforgiving chill in the air on Monday as they marched proudly down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Baltimore.