Tag: mayor catherine pugh

Md. Historical Trust: Pugh Wasn’t Authorized to Remove Confederate Statues, Which Still Need to be Relocated

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The empty base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Mayor Catherine Pugh didn’t follow governmental chain of command when she ordered several controversial Confederate statues be torn down this past August, according to the Maryland Historical Trust, which also acknowledged it’s still highly unlikely they’ll ever go back up in their original locations.

City Officials, Developers Celebrate Their Application to Bring Amazon to Port Covington

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A rendering of Port Covington, via Sagamore Development

Sometimes turning in an application is a big deal, especially when it involves lots of money, jobs and tax breaks.

City Leaders Mull Damaged Columbus Obelisk’s Fate, and Activists Resume Columbus Day Renaming Campaign

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Still via Popular Resistance/YouTube

Baltimore’s mayor and one city councilman are separately trying to sort out how to proceed with the damaged monument to explorer Christopher Columbus in Northeast Baltimore.

Six Months In, City Installs Far More Traffic Cameras than Mayor Pugh Originally Announced

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

With more than 50 traffic cameras now up and running around Baltimore, the city has installed at least 15 more than Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office said would be placed along city roads back in March.

Baltimore’s Deputy Solicitor of 13 Years Leaving for Private Sector

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David Ralph. Photo via Mayor’s Office.

David Ralph, who’s helped represent the city as an attorney in four consecutive mayoral administrations, is on his way out the door.

Local Leaders Really Want Amazon to Pick Baltimore for its Second Headquarters

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Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Web giant Amazon announced today that it’s planning to build a second North American headquarters outside of Seattle, sending Baltimore officials into a frenzy to make their home Amazon’s next corporate home.