Recent News

"Dial 311 to report businesses for selling cigs to kids" (WMAR) June 26, 2015

Keeping cigarettes out of kids' hands... that’s the Baltimore City Health Department's goal, but they need your help. Residents can now report businesses who sell cigarettes to minors. Just dial 311. Health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen says it's important to educate parents and step up enforcement. If caught - businesses could face a $500 fine.

New Opportunities for Baltimore

Earlier this week, I had the remarkable opportunity to stand in front a room of mayors from across the country—mayors of both political parties—to give my inaugural address...

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Issues Statement Regarding Governor Hogan's Decision to Cancel Current Plans for the Red Line in Baltimore City

I am disheartened that Governor Hogan has chosen to ignore the needs of Baltimore City residents by cancelling current plans for the Red Line. FULL STATEMENT.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Expansion of Summer Jobs Program for Baltimore City Youth

With help of OneBaltimore, YouthWorks secures funding and placement to meet goal of 8,000 summer youth jobs

Youth Summer Jobs Announcement

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Call for Creation of "Baltimore Compact" During Inaugural Address As National President of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Address will call on America’s mayors to make their voices heard in the upcoming 2016 national election on issues involving community policing and jobs.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Issues Statement on Baltimore FOP Letter Calling for Documents Related to Freddie Gray Unrest

The allegations made in this letter are without basis and do nothing to help our city heal. We are currently in the midst of an extensive review that began before the FOP decided to conduct their own After Action Review. As we work through the process, I look forward to sharing information with all interested parties including the FOP.

"Health Department Announces OneBaltimore / Baltimore Corps Team To Lead Department’s Public Health Recovery Efforts"

The Baltimore City Health Department announces the selection of a team of fellows to lead the agency’s public health recovery efforts under Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s OneBaltimore initiative. 

Mayor's Statement on DOJ Acceptance of Request for Pattern-or-Practice Investigation

The investigation will build on reforms, and help change the culture of the police department.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces One Baltimore Initiative

This public-private partnership will focus on short-term recovery and deeper systemic change.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake stands at a podium, surrounded by others holding signs that read "One Baltimore"

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Requests Federal Investigation of Baltimore Police Department

Pattern-or-practice investigation will seek to rebuild community trust with police

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