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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Touts Baltimore City Bond Rating Upgrade to AA from AA-

Leading bond rating agency says Baltimore City finances are stable; marks City's first increase since 2007

IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake touts Baltimore City bond rating upgrade

A Safer Baltimore

Reducing violence remains the number one priority of my administration. So far this year, we have seen one of the lowest mid-year homicide counts in nearly three decades.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces mid-year crime statistics

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Town Hall Forums Focused on Amended Curfew, Youth Connection Centers

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Batts invite feedback from neighborhood and community members

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.

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