Baltimore City
12:17 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Mikulski Talks Federal Criminal Justice Reforms

Sen. Barbara Mikulski talked with faith leaders from Clergy United to Transform Sandtown at First Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on Monday.
Christopher Connelly/WYPR

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Sen. Barbara Mikulski was in Sandtown Monday to talk with clergy about criminal justice reforms at the federal level, and discussed measures being considered in the Senate aimed at strengthening police-community relations.

Mikulski is the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations committee.  That committee gave approval last week to a spending bill that includes initiatives Mikulski thinks can improve policing. She said the protests following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custodies put light to a problem that exists in communities across the nation.

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12:15 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

City Hall Notebook: 2016 Budget Approved

City Councilwoman Helen Holton, who chairs the council's budget committee, reporting to the Board of Estimates after the council approved the mayor's $3.2 billion budget proposal Monday.

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 12:21 pm

The Baltimore City Council approved Monday Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's $3.2 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2016.

The take away for the average citizen is that the budget will not cut services or raise taxes.  However, because the Horseshoe Casino isn’t bringing in the money expected, there are no tax cuts either.

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Baltimore City
11:49 am
Mon June 15, 2015

School Choice: It Makes All The Difference

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 1:25 pm

  At high school graduations across the city, seniors have been talking about what's next – College? Career? And about the choices they made that got them where they are today.

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Baltimore City
11:47 am
Mon June 15, 2015

More Money For AmeriCorps In Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake addressing AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in Milton-Montford Friday. More than $4.4 million will be paying for more than 630 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers to work on service projects throughout the city.

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 5:25 pm

The federal agency that administers AmeriCorps announced Friday that more than $4.4 million will go to support service projects in Baltimore City. 

Combined with $3.8 million raised locally, more than $8 million will go towards funding more than 630 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers to work on programs such as tutoring, energy conservation and providing foster grandparents for young offenders.  The number of volunteers includes 105 that will start this summer.

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Baltimore City
1:14 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Aspiring EMT Honored For Saving Five Year-Old Boy

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with Fire Chief Niles Ford presenting 16-year-old Philip Ellison (second from left) with a Mayoral citation for saving the life of a five-year-old boy who was struck by a dirt bike. Ellison is joined by his mother, Glenda.

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 4:03 pm

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has honored a 16-year-old aspiring emergency medical technician from Cherry Hill for saving the life of a five-year-old boy who was struck by a dirt bike.

The mayor presented Phillip Ellison, a student at Vivian T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, with a Mayoral citation Wednesday for rushing to help the youngster, who suffered injuries to his head and face.

Ellison said he was heading to his aunt’s house on June 6 when he saw the boy get struck on Round Road near Bethune Road.

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