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Inspired to Inspire: Champions & Visionaries

The contributions women have made to society have had – and continue to have – a strong impact on our world. In honor of Women’s History Month, Inspired to Inspire will applaud and recognize inspirational women in Baltimore City – past, present and future – with the programming under the banner of Champions & Visionaries.

The city-wide program is seeking written essays about the woman, or women, who have inspired individuals. We have asked that the essays be between 250 and 750 words with a deadline submission date of Monday, February 22, 2016. The announcement date for the winners is currently scheduled for the first week of March.

Programa de Botes de Basura de la Ciudad de Baltimore

En un esfuerzo continuo de mantener nuestros vecindarios limpios y vías fluviales y canales de agua libres de basura, la ciudad de Baltimore se prepara para implementar un programa de botes de basura para todas las personas que actualmente reciben el servicio de recolección de basura. Los duraderos botes de basura están equipados con ruedas y tapas herméticas, demostrando así su eficacidad para mantener calles y callejones limpios además de ayudar a la prevención de roedores. Los botes de basura serán distribuidos a principios del año 2016.


Regarding the retention of outside counsel for the Office of Mayer and City Council of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department in connection with the Department of Justice investigation, lawyers at Wilmer Hale were selected as counsel in response to the historic, rapid, and extraordinary chain of events after the death of Freddie Gray.

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. 

Neighborhoods: The Lifeblood of our City

Depending on who you are talking to, the definition of neighborhood takes on different meanings. 

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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

We are greater than AIDS

Today, 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS, of which 2.6 million are children.

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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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