Recent News

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Changes to City Parking to Address Misuse of Disability Tags

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Project SPACE, an initiative to eliminate abuse of disability placards and increase the availability of on-street parking.

Project SPACE Parking Meter

A Super Summer in Baltimore

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this 4th of July weekend, we should also take time to honor Baltimore’s rich and vibrant history.

The Star-Spangled Banner flies over Fort McHenry

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares First Code Red Of The Summer

With a heat index for mid-afternoon tomorrow predicted to reach 105 degrees, interim Health Commissioner Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey has declared a Code Red for Wednesday, July 2. The heat index measures air temperature and relative humidity to indicate how hot it feels to an individual outside.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Red, White and Blue Mondays

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Red, White, and Blue Mondays. Baltimore City employees are urged to don patriotic colors each Monday throughout the summer (beginning Monday, July 7) in support of Star-Spangled Summer—a celebration of the 200th anniversary of America's national anthem.

The Star-Spangled Banner flies over Fort McHenry

Anchoring Our Communities

Like most other cities, Baltimore is forced to work with constrained resources, worsened still by continued cuts to federal programs. With limited resources, local leaders must think more innovatively...

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and leaders of anchor institutions sign the Baltimore City Anchor Plan pledge

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Baltimore's Preservation Commission

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP). CHAP oversees 33 historic districts and nearly 200 city landmarks, including approximately 13,000 structures.

Academy for College and Career Exploration Class of 2014 Celebrates Graduation

The Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) hosted a special commencement Friday, May 30 for its 2014 class of 80 graduates. The ceremony was held at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Opens the Door to the New Key’s Pointe

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) Executive Director Paul T. Graziano, The Michaels Development Company, AHC-Greater Baltimore, Inc., elected officials and members of the O'Donnell Heights community for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new Key's Pointe Residences.

Baltimore City Health Department Statement On E-Cigarette Council Bill

The Baltimore City Health Department looks forward to working with the City Council on this important legislation extending the prohibition of indoor smoking to include e-cigarettes.