Recent News

Transit for a Growing Economy

Last Wednesday, I joined Governor Martin O’Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, and Congressman Elijah Cummings to announce nearly $1.5 billion in transportation investments for the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.


Uniting for Change

Fifty years ago, our nation saw a day like no other in its history—a day when Americans of every age, creed, and color came together to push for their dream of equality for all.


Moving Forward Together

Earlier this week, the City of Baltimore reached a contract agreement with the two unions representing employees of the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD).


Mayor Rawlings-Blake Hosts Annual Back-to-School Rally

Tomorrow, August 17, 2013, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host her annual Back-to-School Rally at War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall. School-aged children can receive backpacks, school supplies, and vaccinations.

A Fresh Start

It’s that time of year again—back to school time. It’s a a great opportunity for a fresh start, as kids all over the city begin a new school year.



Summer in Baltimore means Old Bay crab feasts, refreshing snowballs, rooting for the O’s at Camden Yards, and festivals, festivals, festivals—including Artscape!


Safer Streets

Yesterday, I was joined by Commissioner Batts and two of our strong partners—State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, working with us to reduce crime & violence in Baltimore.


Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces New City Funding for Federal Prosecution

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein to announce new city funding to hire two assistant state’s attorneys who will be detailed to the United States Attorney’s Office as special assistant United States attorneys for investigation and federal prosecution of violent criminals in designated neighborhoods.

A Safer City

I have to share with you how angry I am about what has occurred in Baltimore over the past week.


Renovating Firehouses, Training U.S. Soldiers

This week, I was joined by Peter C. Hinz, Assistant Adjutant General of Maryland for the U.S. Army, Maryland National Guard, to celebrate a  renovation project at the Baltimore City Fire Department’s stationhouse for Engine 45.