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Redeemer Speaker Series: St. Albans Headmaster Vance Wilson, Feb. 28

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The Church of the Redeemer is located at 5603 North Charles Street. Click here to sign-up for supper at 6:00 p.m. for $10 per person. There is no cost and no sign-up to attend the lecture only.

Report: State Plans to Shut Down Baltimore Metro Again This August

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Photo by Adam E. Moreira, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore’s subway commuters will reportedly need to plan ahead for a second system-wide shutdown this year.

Heather Mizeur to Speak at the Church of the Redeemer, Feb. 21

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Former gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur speaks at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, on Wednesday, February 21 as part of the church’s Voices Speaker Series. Click here to sign-up for supper at 6:00 p.m. for $10 per person.  There is no cost and no sign-up to attend the lecture only.

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.

City Officials Again Delay Downtown Bike Network’s Installation

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Photo via Bikemore

Baltimore officials are delaying the installation of the much-awaited Downtown Bicycle Network by as much as 10 more months so that city agencies can reconfigure three streets to meet fire code standards and safety regulations.

MTA to Install Traffic Light at S. Baltimore Bus Depot to ‘Alleviate Backups’ for Buses

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Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

Hoping to mitigate delays for buses right at the outset of their routes, the city plans to install a traffic signal at the Maryland Transit Administration’s South Baltimore bus depot.

BPD Drops De Sousa’s Deputy Commissioner Days After Leaked Memo

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Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa, flanked by his picks for command staff. Still via Facebook/Baltimore Police Department.

Retired police Maj. Thomas Cassella won’t be joining the Baltimore Police Department’s upper ranks as initially planned.

Baltimore Has Recorded Zero Murders Over the Last 10 Days (and Counting)

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Photovia 3sonsproductions/Flickr

For the first time in years, Baltimore has gone more than 10 days without recording a single homicide.

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.”

City to Cover $32,500 of Cops’ Punitive Damages in 2013 Case, and Officers Won’t Have to Pay Anything

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Photo by Jericho, via Wikimedia Commons

Five city police officers won’t have to personally cover $40,000 in damages awarded to two men who accused them of battery and other charges in a 2013 case that in part sparked a public spat between the city’s Law Department and the Baltimore police union.

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