City Hall reporter for The Baltimore Sun.

City to reopen Safe Streets East Baltimore office today

baltimoresun.com — City officials will restart Safe Streets operations in East Baltimore Friday, about two months after the anti-violence program was halted in that location when guns and drugs were found stashed in the office. Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, who administers the program, said the McElderry Park office has undergone a comprehensive review, resulting in "new training and security protocols to strengthen management and oversight."
Sep 04, 2015

RT @baltimoresun: City officials to reopen anti-violence Safe Streets program in McElderry Park Friday, following arrests. bsun.md/1KvC0in

Sep 04, 2015

RT @baltimoresun: City officials to reopen anti-violence Safe Streets program in McElderry Park Friday, following arrests. bsun.md/1KvC0in

Mayor names Confederate monument review commission

baltimoresun.com — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced appointments Friday to a special commission tapped to review Baltimore's Confederate monuments over the next six months. The seven-member commission - which will meet for the first of four meetings on Sept. 17 - will review the way other cities have dealt with Confederate-theme statues and historical tributes, and issue recommendations to the mayor.

Mayor joins Howard Park neighbors on latest "crime and grime" walk

baltimoresun.com — Standing beneath overgrown trees on a Northwest Baltimore street corner, neighborhood activist Patricia Rideout-Howard explained the problem to the mayor: The limbs block the light from the street lamps at night, giving cover to criminals and their illegal activities.

Stabbing near City Hall leaves one person injured

baltimoresun.com — One person was injured in a stabbing near City Hall Wednesday afternoon. An arrest has been made. Central District officers responded to the 100 block of Holiday St. and found a 52 year-old male suffering from a laceration to the chest. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @RectorSun: Meanwhile stabbing near Baltimore City Hall this afternoon baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/… & triple shooting last night http://t.co/K…

One dead, two injured in triple shooting

baltimoresun.com — A 17-year-old male is dead and two others are injured in a triple shooting in Southwest Baltimore, police said Wednesday. Officers responded to the shooting around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of North Ellamont Street in the city's Walbrook neighborhood. Police said they found the 17 year-old victim with gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @RectorSun: Meanwhile stabbing near Baltimore City Hall this afternoon baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/… & triple shooting last night http://t.co/K…

Arrest made as protesters near Inner Harbor, police urge 'remain on sidewalk'

baltimoresun.com — A police line is holding dozens of protesters and media that are gathered near the Inner Harbor Wednesday, as pre-trial hearings are underway in the Freddie Gray case. City police ordered protesters in the area of Pratt Street and Calvert Street to "remain on the sidewalk."

Mayor, lieutenant governor to launch of homeownership program at Oriole Park

baltimoresun.com — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will stand at home plate in Camden Yards Wednesday to promote a new effort to draw more homeowners to the city. The event will launch the program, called the "Maryland Grand Slam," to commit $3 million in city and state funds to help about 400 families secure incentives toward buying houses in Baltimore.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @baltimoresun: .@mayorsrb spokesman: Mayor is "aware of the magnitude" of the Gray case, but expects city government will go on. bsun.md/1UriLpq

Schools use creative measures to serve breakfast to more students

baltimoresun.com — Waving her hands above her head, Kelly Leschefsky shouted over the morning rush at Perry Hall High School: "Come and grab your breakfast and take it to your classroom!" A steady stream of students picked up cereal, cartons of orange juice, cinnamon rolls, bottles of milk and Pop-Tarts before the morning bell, entered their ID numbers on a keypad and headed to class.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @baltimoresun: "Grab n' Go" carts are one more way schools hope to feed kids who qualify for free and reduced-price breakfast. bsun.md/1Kbtjtg

Baltimore schools to gather student leaders to discuss upcoming Freddie Gray hearings

baltimoresun.com — Baltimore school officials will gather 100 youth leaders Saturday to discuss the upcoming court proceedings in the Freddie Gray case to prepare them to serve as student ambassadors, the district CEO said Thursday. Gregory Thornton said the meeting, to be held at Coppin State University, is one of several steps taken to prepare for the school year that starts Monday.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @MayorSRB: We've studied the tapes. We've studied our operations. We've ordered equipment and increased training. We're ready. ow.ly/RvrUD

Baltimore gives wrong number for decline in rat complaints

baltimoresun.com — The city's Department of Public Works blamed "human error" Wednesday for misreporting the percentage drop in rat abatement complaints during a pilot program. A test program on municipal trash cans has shown a decrease of 26 percent in the number of "rat rubout" calls, not 75 percent as the agency reported this week.
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Sep 04, 2015

City officials to reopen anti-violence Safe Streets program in McElderry Park Friday, following arrests. fw.to/Ov4B1pT

Sep 04, 2015

Commission to review Confederate monuments in Baltimore over six months, report to mayor. fw.to/wgGvSZD

Sep 03, 2015

Mayor Rawlings-Blake joined Howard Park residents for her latest 'crime and grime' walk. fw.to/ACzuG7E

Sep 03, 2015

On walk, residents in Howard Park get a chance to tell @MayorSRB in detail about issues, trees blocking lights, drugs pic.twitter.com/zUWocHIgZn

Sep 03, 2015

On former Police Commissioner Batts controversial comments last night, @MayorSRB pivots from questions, says Batts was a distraction.

Sep 03, 2015

On next week's #FreddieGray hearing on a change of venue, @MayorSRB says she has no thoughts on that, just working on being prepared


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