Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—8/21-8/28 — Baltimore Beat
The owner of De Kleine Duivel, a Belgian beer haven in an old banquet hall in Hampden, has sold his business to his upstairs neighbor, Bluebird Cocktail Room co-owner Paul Benkert.
With volunteer crews still fanning out to pick up trash after President Trump’s derogatory comments calling Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and local community leaders today touted the efforts they’re already making to keep neighborhoods clean.
At a press conference at City Hall, they highlighted the work of BMORE Beautiful, a program that provides resources to neighborhood associations to keep their communities clean.
“Not knowing what the reception would be, and then really being wowed by the number of people who came out, really just confirmed the hunch that there is an appetite and a desire for representation,” said Stephanie Hsu, one of the organizers from the Chinatown Collective.
A month after being suddenly removed from her post as head of Planned Parenthood in what she said was a “secret meeting” of the organization’s board, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has landed a temporary teaching job and fellowship at George Washington University.