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Free Back-to-School Haircuts in West Baltimore on September 1

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Photo by Tommy Van Kessel for Unsplash.

In preparation for the start of the 2018-19 school year, the Baltimore Mobile Barber Lounge will provide complimentary haircuts to elementary and middle school boys on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

West Baltimore’s Kids Safe Zone Stays Open, Regroups as Former Director Resigns

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A sign for the Penn North Kids Safe Zone. Image via ABC2.

The Penn North Kids Safe Zone in West Baltimore has a new director who plans to broaden programming and shift the staff culture as the center’s now-former director, Ericka Alston-Buck, leaves to pursue her own venture serving the city’s youth.

Community Forum Planned Tonight to Discuss Closure of Mondawmin Mall Target

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Photo by Mike Kalasnik, via Wikimedia Commons

The conversation surrounding the closure of Mondawmin Mall Target doesn’t end with the national retailer’s jarring announcement from last week.

Target is Shutting Down its Mondawmin Mall Location in Three Months

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Photo by Mike Kalasnik, via Wikimedia Commons

A decade after receiving city financing to open at Mondawmin Mall, Target will be shutting its doors there this winter.

Hollins House Apartments Reopen After $10 Million Renovation

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Photo via Housing Authority of Baltimore City

The Hollins House apartments in West Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood have reopened after a $10 million renovation.

Abell Foundation Report Suggests ‘Safe Consumption Spaces’ for Baltimore’s Drug Users

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A new report published by the Baltimore-based Abell Foundation suggests the city take a page out of other countries’ books and establish designated drug consumption spaces in East and West Baltimore to reduce overdoses, HIV infections and crime and promote addiction treatment.

Studio 14 Owner Eyes Reopening After Rehearsal Space Shuttered by Fire Department

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Photo courtesy Scott Gately

After two very long weeks, Studio 14 owner Scott Gately finally sees a light at the end of the tunnel for when he can reopen his building.

Mayor Pugh Made Her First Cabinet Meeting a Bus Tour of West Baltimore

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Courtesy of the Mayor’s Office

Three days after taking office earlier this month, Mayor Catherine Pugh gathered her department heads for their first meeting. But instead of getting together in a board room at City Hall, she had them climb onto a charter bus and take a ride around the Westside.

Nonprofit Lends Hand to Harlem Park School Where Teacher Was Filmed Berating Class

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Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com
Courtesy National Children’s Social Justice Library/Generosity.com

In response to a viral video of a Harlem Park school teacher using the n-word and screaming at students, a California nonprofit has arranged to provide an infusion of racially conscious books for the school’s library.

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