Recent News

"Heroin: A public health emergency" (Baltimore Sun) July 19, 2015

As an ER doctor, I have treated hundreds of patients who were dying of heroin overdose, and I know that it is a disease that claims lives. As a family member of loved ones who struggled with addiction, I have seen that heroin isn't just an individual disease; it's a family disease. As a public health official in Baltimore, where an estimated 19,000 of our residents use heroin, I have witnessed how heroin ties into the very fabric of our city; it's a community disease. Read more of Dr. Leana Wen's Baltimore Sun Op-Ed here.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces New Plan for City Recreation Centers and Pools

Mayor Rawlings-Blake along with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP), and members of the community unveiled her new plan for the city's recreation centers and pools.

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Host the Mondawmin Festival

OneBaltimore, non-profits and City agencies will come together to offer residents a day of fun, entertainment, and resources.

Mayor's Office Issues Response to the Baltimore City FOP Report of 2015 Unrest

Mayor's Office Spokesman Kevin Harris issued a statement in response to the release of the After Action Review into the 2015 unrest from the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3.

"Rising cost of overdose treatment drug alarms city" (Baltimore Sun) July 8, 2015

Baltimore officials and others are alarmed at a nearly a fourfold jump in the cost of a drug used to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin — a price spike that has prompted calls for state and federal action. City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen says a leading manufacturer of naloxone has since spring raised the 10-dose cost from $97 to $370, with the most recent hike coming last week. "This means we can only save half the lives of patients we were able to before," Wen told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Elected Leaders of Baltimore City Send Joint Letter to Governor Hogan Urging He Reconsider His Decision to Cancel the Red Line

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake along with elected leaders of Baltimore City at the local, state and federal level sent a joint letter to Governor Hogan urging he reconsider the decision to cancel the construction of the Red Line in Baltimore.

Elected Leaders of Baltimore City Send Joint Letter to Governor Hogan Urging He Reconsider the Decision to Cancel the Red Line

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake along with elected leaders of Baltimore City at the local, state and federal level sent a joint letter to Governor Hogan urging he reconsider the decision to cancel the construction of the Red Line in Baltimore.

"Warning To Parents: Do Not Leave Children Alone In A Hot Car" (WJZ) June 30, 2015

With one heat-related death in the city already this summer, city officials are issuing an important warning to parents. Two-year-old Leasia Carter was the city’s first heat-related death of 2015. Police say she’d been left inside a scalding hot car for nearly 16 hours by her father, 31-year-old Wilbert Leon Carter, who is now charged with murder. “This is a preventable tragedy, and it should never occur again,” said City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Review of Baltimore’s Confederate Statues

Special commission will examine monuments and launch public conversation about their appropriate role.

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...

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