Baltimore’s mayor today signed an executive order reaffirming a citywide commitment to immigrant families, weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration threatened immigration raids in Baltimore and nine other U.S. cities.
Baltimore to Saratoga streets. Park Avenue to Howard Street. Names of jewelers like Samuelson’s, Fetting, Arminger’s and Booke used to pepper the Midtown area. Today they’re just empty storefronts, with a few newer jewelry shops thrown in.
The president of Baltimore’s City Council this morning announced a list of more than two dozen planned bills and priorities for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020, steps he said can help the city turn itself around by prioritizing young people, enforcing equity in policymaking, fighting crime collaboratively and holding officials more accountable.
Stripe, the online payment platform with the stated mission “to increase the GDP of the internet,” is opening an office in Locust Point.
Helm Services Inc., a subsidiary of Stripe, is leasing 44,000 square feet at 1215 E. Fort Ave., for its first-ever office where it will provide support services for the payment infrastructure firm, according to this week’s Board of Estimates agenda. According to state business records, the company changed its name from Tamarancho, Inc., which is how it’s referred to in the agenda, to Helm Services, Inc. on July 24.
The president continued calling out to his new favorite city Monday morning, firing off a fresh screed about Rep. Elijah Cummings, crime and past comments on Baltimore by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
After previously being turned down, the state has gotten its wish for federal assistance to expand the berth for trains in the Howard Street Tunnel, eventually allowing double-stacked train cars to travel to and from the Port of Baltimore.
Baltimore’s inspector general is reviewing a vote cast by city Comptroller Joan Pratt that helped facilitate the sale of 15 city-owned lots to an influential church where she has long been a leading member.
On the heels of a ruling by a panel of federal appellate judges last week that non-disclosure agreements for Baltimore police misconduct settlements violate plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights, two city lawmakers are looking to bar them outright under city law.
NBC video of Trump, Epstein at party has brief appearance by former congressman, UMD great Tom McMillen
NBC News this morning released a video of President Donald Trump and financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently charged with sex trafficking of minors, at a party in 1992, with Trump in one moment slapping a woman’s rear and in another, leering at women with Epstein.
Trump, then approaching the height of his (inflated) celebrity as a real estate mogul, pointed to a woman and tells Epstein, “She’s hot.” Moments later, he said something that causes Epstein to double over with laughter.
The Department of General Services tightened security at the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, home to multiple agencies, and other city buildings after an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General revealed a former Department of Public Works employee who had been fired was able to gain access to sensitive areas.