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

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

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

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.

‘The Bake is Back’: City officials celebrate Upton roller rink’s renovation and reopening

Photo by Ethan McLeod

For retired Baltimore Colts wide receiver Glen “Shake and Bake” Doughty, Friday morning was a triumphant moment. More than half a year after the city shut down his eponymous Upton rolling-skating rink and bowling alley due to its falling into a state of disrepair, he was there to celebrate its revival.

“Make no mistake, it’s time to shake and bake!” he shouted in the lobby.

Mayor Pugh says she supports Hopkins getting its own private police force


Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore’s mayor says she supports a plan in the works from Johns Hopkins University to establish a campus-wide private police force.

Pugh says buses to D.C. gun control rally have been privately funded

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address hundreds of students at the walkout.

Buses that will take Baltimore students to the March For Our Lives, a March 24 protest at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. led by students demanding stricter gun laws, have been privately funded, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today at her weekly press conference.

The 5 most cringe-worthy moments from Mayor Pugh’s interview with Laura Ingraham

Screenshot via Fox News

Mayor Catherine Pugh accepted an invite to go on Fox News’ conservative punditry program “The Ingraham Angle” last night, and things went as expected. In an alternate universe, a thoughtful discussion would have taken place about Pugh’s plan to bus Baltimore students to the “March for Our Lives” anti-gun violence rally on March 24 in D.C. Unsurprisingly, that didn’t happen, as the conversation swiftly spiraled into a painful eight minutes of Pugh and her host talking over each other, flinging stats around and making snide remarks.

To save you the headache of watching, we’ve rounded up the five most cringe-worthy moments:

City spending board approves De Sousa’s contract, 6 new communications jobs in mayor’s office

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Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office is bolstering its ranks for handling press, social media and other communications-related work.

Pugh Touts Downward-Trending Crime in First 6 Weeks of 2018

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.

Mayor Pugh Uses Media Event to Slam Media, City’s ‘Perception Problem’

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.”