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‘The Carnage Continues,’ SRB Says of San Bernadino Mass Shooting

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, video still via nextcity.org

In her role as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement on Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernadino, Calif.

Baltimore Mayor SRB Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Wikimedia Commons)
Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Wikimedia Commons)

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined a handful of other governors in announcing that he doesn’t want to accept any more Syrian refugees into the state “until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety.” A few hours later, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement of her own.

Baltimore City Wants to Ban Sale of Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana

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(photo: Council on Chemical Abuse)
(photo: Council on Chemical Abuse)

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen has been rolling out new programs and policies that address heroin addiction over the past few months. On Monday, the City opened a new front against synthetic drugs.

Can Syrian Refugees Help Grow Baltimore?

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migrantSyrian refugees that are creating a “migrant crisis” in Europe could be a boon to Baltimore.

As close to four million refugees flee the Middle East country beset by Civil War, a Baltimore organization is reaching out to accept more families in need of a new home. As a commentator points out in Forbes, that could also help Baltimore City gain more population.

Reactions to SRB’s Decision: Some ‘Impressed,’ Some Ready for Change

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake High Grounds.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake during the winter.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s decision not to seek re-election was confirmed as a big news event began as soon as her press conference was over, when politicians from all corners started issuing reaction.

$6.4M Settlement With Freddie Gray’s Family Approved by Baltimore Board

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freddieAs expected, the Board of Estimates approved a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray Wednesday morning. That paves the way for the money to be paid to Gray’s family in connection with civil claims.

SRB: ‘I’m Not Going to Resign’

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, video still via nextcity.org

For the second time this summer, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake went on the radio to hold forth on the issues of the day. SRB found that being a caller on 98 Rock’s morning show is a way to get her message out. (The Baltimore Sun has the clip.)

SRB: If Maryland Wants to Be ‘Open for Business,’ Build Transit

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Red Line Station (rendering)
Red Line Station (rendering)

Last week, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he wants an alternative plan to the Red Line light rail that Gov. Larry Hogan shelved. Now, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting onboard.

SRB Wants to Sell Parking Garages to Pay For Rec Centers

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Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)
Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)

Baltimore City government owns four downtown parking garages. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to sell them off, and use the money to fund construction at the city’s rec centers and pools.

Mayor Splashed With Water During Weekend Festival

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This weekend’s Mondawmin Festival was supposed to be a fun-filled celebration at the very spot where Baltimore’s recent riots were set off. Instead, it was marked by a festival-goer dumping a cup of water over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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