Press Releases

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan Announces Project C.O.R.E. Awardees in Baltimore City

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan today announced awardees for demolition funds through Project C.O.R.E., or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise, a multi-year city-state partnership to demolish vacant and derelict buildings in Baltimore and replace them with green space or create the foundation for redevelopment in Baltimore City. 

Foundation encourages private sector to match support for summer jobs

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Commends Transportation Secretary Foxx's Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and his Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors commends U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for his leadership in focusing public attention on how past investment decisions have harmed low-income families and neighborhoods -- people and places that too often have been asked to carry disproportionate burdens in the siting of major transportation facilities.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Leads List of “25 Mayors That Have Mastered Twitter"

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was #1 among “The Tweet Elite,” a list of 25 mayors that have mastered Twitter. Released today, the study looks at the use of Twitter by mayors from the 250 largest U.S. cities. Development Counsellors International, a leading firm specialized in marketing places, prepared the report.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Delivers the 17th Annual State of the City Address

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivered Baltimore’s 17th Annual State of the City Address, which focused on continuing to grow Baltimore by building upon the strengths of the City’s anchor institutions, leveraging and investing in the City’s corridors and small businesses, eliminating blight, making strides in enhancing access to healthier foods in food desert communities, aggressively implementing police reform while operating through transparency, and maintaining a balanced budget by making fiscally responsible choices.

Six Cities Share $445,000 In Grants To Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 84th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Celebrate the Removal of Blighted Property in Park Heights Neighborhood

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano will join residents for the demolition of blighted properties in the Park Heights neighborhood.

Second After-Action Report Released on Baltimore City’s April 2015 Civil Unrest

Second After-Action Report Released on Baltimore City’s April 2015 Civil Unrest

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces Enhancements to Baltimore Sister Cities Program

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to restructure the Baltimore Sister Cities Program, aiming to expand the program’s focus on developing significant opportunities for economic partnerships, more cultural and educational exchanges, and health and environmental initiatives.

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