MD joins lawsuit over ‘public charge’ immigration rule; Young calls policy ‘anti-immigrant’

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today slammed the final version of a Department of Homeland Security rule that would make it harder for immigrants to be admitted to the United States if they receive public assistance, saying the policy adversely affects people of color and is “anti-immigrant.”

The Meyerhoffs step in to save the Inner Harbor Ice Rink

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Baltimore’s waterfront tourism hub will not go rink-less this fall, thanks to the ubiquitous philanthropy of the Meyerhoff family.

Councilman asks public to opine on DOT, sets hearings on agency staffing, traffic signals, more

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With new leadership at the Department of Transportation and a standalone committee now overseeing issues like buses, bike lanes and parking, the ways that people navigate the city are getting fresh scrutiny.

The chair of that new committee, Councilman Ryan Dorsey, today announced a half-dozen hearings at City Hall on subjects ranging from the city’s at-times out-of-sync traffic lights to DOT’s “operational and staffing challenges.”

Following June outage, DPW to refurbish water mains outside Poe Homes

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After a main break in June left the Poe Homes without water service for eight days, the Department of Public Works announced today it is beginning to replace or repair pipes, some a century old, near the public housing complex.

The project, coordinated with input from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, will take about three months, and eventually lead to better water pressure for homes and businesses in the Poppleton area, the agency said.

Outgoing Councilman Ed Reisinger backs Phylicia Porter for his seat

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Outgoing City Councilman Ed Reisinger (D-10th District) has endorsed healthcare consultant and Democratic Central Committee member Phylicia Porter in the upcoming election to fill his seat, Porter’s campaign announced today.

The two will appear together during a Sept. 16 campaign event at Baltimore Soundstage.

Grocery store Rooster + Hen relocating from Catonsville to redone Cross Street Market

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Next to join Federal Hill’s newly made-over market is Rooster + Hen, a local organic grocery that’s moving from Catonsville to Cross Street.