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Mayor, city solicitor defend proposed ethics rules exemption to raise private money

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Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis addresses the media on May 16, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Solicitor Andre Davis defended the mayor’s plans to seek an exemption from ethics rules so she can raise private money to fund city programs without needing approval in each instance.

Pugh launches $55 million investment fund for underinvested communities

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Mayor Pugh addresses the media at her May 2 press conference. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh today announced the city will start a nonprofit to invest in distressed neighborhoods that have for years been passed over for development.

City to certify hospitals that adopt best practices for treating opioid addiction

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Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Mayor Catherine Pugh hand out certificates to partner hospital executives. Photo via Dr. Leana Wen/Twitter.

In a new initiative being launched with 11 Baltimore hospitals, the City Health Department plans to certify each one that adopts “best practices” for treating patients who overdose on opioids or are struggling with addiction.

Mayor Pugh’s anti-business remarks receive plenty of deserved pushback

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OK Groceries in Upton. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

While touring parts of West Baltimore earlier this week to meet with residents and look at the progress from her administration’s Violence Reduction Initiative, Mayor Catherine Pugh set her sights on a rather odd nemesis: corner stores.

These exchanges were highlighted by The Sun‘s Luke Broadwater and WBAL’s Jayne Miller.

De Sousa appears, alongside Pugh, at Eric B. and Rakim show, gets booed

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, right, and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address the media on April 4, 2018. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, alongside Mayor Catherine Pugh, appeared onstage during last night’s Eric B. and Rakim show at Baltimore Soundstage to “apologize for all the things that the police have done, dating back 200 years.”

The apology was met with boos.

FashionEASTa: The Style Event of the Season at Harbor East.. Reserve Your VIP Ticket Now!

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All eyes on Harbor East! Baltimore’s most happening fashion district is unveiling this season’s hottest spring & summer looks on the runway at FashionEASTa, Harbor East’s 7th Annual Fashion Show.

Pugh says she’s pitched Goldman Sachs on investing in a movie theater at Mondawmin Mall

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The former Target at Mondawmin Mall in March 2017. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

With Target’s shelves empty and its doors shuttered at Mondawmin Mall, Mayor Catherine Pugh has another idea in mind to bring new life to the shopping center in the form of a cinema.

Pugh, De Sousa tout violence reductions, outline summer plans for predictive policing

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, right, and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address the media on April 4, 2018. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Violent crime in Baltimore is down 19 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced at her weekly press conference.

Homicides are down 25 percent in that time, and there’s been a similar drop in shootings, which are down by 20 percent.

Property crime has also fallen, down 20 percent in the first three months of the year.

Mayor’s office plans to extend PR consultant’s contract with one-year, $150K deal

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The Tucker Group LLC logo. Image via LinkedIn.

Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office plans to re-up its contract with local public relations pro Gregory Tucker, at a cost of $150,000 to taxpayers over the next year.

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