Press Releases

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Expands City Crime Camera Program into Midtown

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Councilman Bill Cole, Councilman Carl Stokes, Tammy Brown, executive director of the Governor’s Office on Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), and community and business leaders to take part in the installation of one of twelve new crime cameras in the Midtown Community Benefits District. The expansion of CitiWatch, the City’s actively-monitored crime camera program, will assist crime prevention efforts in the Mount Vernon neighborhood and Downtown

City Approves Job Opportunity Agreement with Caesars Entertainment

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development announced Board of Estimates approval of a “local jobs” Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CBAC (Caesars Entertainment) in conjunction with the construction of a new Caesars Horseshoe Casino in South Baltimore.

Vacants to Value Receives Award for Innovation

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Vacant to Value Initiative received the 2012 Award of Excellence in Innovation (Urban) from the Maryland Asset Building and Community Development Network (ABCD) Networ

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Partnership with the Omega Baltimore Foundation to Increase Recreation Opportunities for Residents

 Today Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Councilman Nick Mosby, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) and The Omega Baltimore Foundation, Inc. to celebrate the transition of the Easterwood Recreation Center to the Omega Baltimore Foundation. Easterwood had been closed for the past three years. Omega Baltimore took over the management of the center from BCRP in November

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Launches Effort to Improve Third Grade Reading

Today Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Councilman Nick Mosby, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) and The Omega Baltimore Foundation, Inc. to celebrate the transition of the Easterwood Recreation Center to the Omega Baltimore Foundation. Easterwood had been closed for the past three years.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore to Increase Recreation Opportunities for Residents

Today Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Councilman Edward Reisinger, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BCGMB) to celebrate the transition of the Brooklyn O’Malley Recreation Center to the Boys & Girls Club.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Opens Four Community Job Hubs for Residents to Access Job Search and Career Training Services

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the opening of Baltimore City’s four new Community Job Hubs today at the Academy of Success, which houses the Southwest Baltimore hub.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates Two Years of Removing Blight from Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano, residents, and community partners to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Vacants to Value initiative and to announce Baltimore’s participation in the Clinton Global Initiative by committing to eliminate 3,000 vacant properties over three years.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names New Recreation and Parks Director

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced another key leadership appointment to her cabinet, naming Ernest W. Burkeen, Jr. as director of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, effective December 17.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names Brenda McKenzie as President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake named Ms. Brenda McKenzie as President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), effective December 17, 2012. McKenzie comes to Baltimore from the Boston Redevelopment Authority with nineteen years of community and economic development experience.

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