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Six Months In, City Installs Far More Traffic Cameras than Mayor Pugh Originally Announced

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

With more than 50 traffic cameras now up and running around Baltimore, the city has installed at least 15 more than Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office said would be placed along city roads back in March.

Baltimore’s Deputy Solicitor of 13 Years Leaving for Private Sector

David Ralph. Photo via Mayor’s Office.

David Ralph, who’s helped represent the city as an attorney in four consecutive mayoral administrations, is on his way out the door.

Local Leaders Really Want Amazon to Pick Baltimore for its Second Headquarters

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Web giant Amazon announced today that it’s planning to build a second North American headquarters outside of Seattle, sending Baltimore officials into a frenzy to make their home Amazon’s next corporate home.

State and Local Leaders Mostly Condemn Trump’s Cancellation of DACA

Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

In case you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump and his Justice Department have moved to terminate a program shielding hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Here in Maryland, the response has been mostly critical.

New Live Baltimore Videos inspire Mayor, City Schools CEO, Local Families

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Live Baltimore’s Executive Director Annie Milli at the screening.

On Aug. 29, Live Baltimore hosted an exclusive video screening celebrating the release of three new videos — highlighting Baltimore City’s amazing schools, families and surrounding neighborhoods as part of the Way to Stay program.

Hit the Brakes: City’s New Red Light Cameras Now Issuing $75 Tickets

Photo by Kevin Payravi, via Wikimedia Commons.

Eight more traffic cameras are now ready to snap your picture and send you a ticket in the mail.

Coppin State to Waive Tuition for Local High School Grads Who Earn Their Associate’s Degree

Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex. Photo via Visit Baltimore.

Coppin State University is piggybacking off of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s plan to send more city youth to college at no cost.

Pugh: Plan to Tear Down Confederate Monuments was to ‘Move Quickly and Quietly’

The vandalized base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

Mayor Catherine Pugh knew she wanted to rid the city of its Confederate monuments, she says. She just wasn’t sure how, and how to time it.

City Removes its Four Confederate Monuments Overnight

A Department of Public Works employee paints over graffiti on the base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

A years-old fight to rid Baltimore of its Confederate statues ended early Wednesday morning, with all four of the monuments being carted off on flatbed trucks.

Mayor Pugh Proposes Offering Free Community College to Graduating High Schoolers

Photo via Baltimore City Community College

One piece of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s newly released violence-reduction plan rests on the idea that a financial jumpstart for college-bound high school grads can help keep them out of harm’s way.

Despite Six Weekend Shootings, ‘Ceasefire’ Campaign Presses Onward

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Baltimore’s much-anticipated “ceasefire” weekend didn’t completely stem shootings the way organizers had hoped, but that doesn’t mean it was unsuccessful, activists and officials say.

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

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A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

Cycling Advocates, City Reach Settlement in Potomac Street Bike Lane Lawsuit

Bike Party
A Baltimore Bike Party event in 2014. Photo by Brian O’Doherty.

Local cycling advocacy group Bikemore says it’s reached a settlement with the city that will keep the Potomac Street bike lane intact.