The return of the Orioles gives Baltimore a chance to celebrate

While controversy swirls around the city of Baltimore — centered around a growing controversy over Mayor Catherine Pugh’s questionable children’s book deals — local residents in need of something to cheer about flocked to Camden Yards to welcome back the Orioles and their home opener of the season.

Acting Baltimore mayor draws lawmakers’ optimism, support

Members of the General Assembly from Baltimore said they have confidence in ex-officio Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the city council’s president, after meeting with him early Tuesday morning. Young is taking over the city’s helm after Mayor Catherine Pugh — who is under scrutiny for undeclared sales of children’s books to and through organizations doing business with the city — stepped aside for health reasons.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, county executives, call for the end to partial federal government shutdown

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and four county executives urged President Trump, and Congress, to work together to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history that is affecting their constituents.

From leaves to fleurs-de-lis, these are our favorite Maryland county flags

Some Maryland counties feature flags that are as unique and creative as the state flag.

Baltimore residents remain hopeful about the troubled city’s future

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Baltimore has plenty of problems, but it is still a place many call home. Citizens have hope for their city, and they believe it is worth saving. These residents want you to see beyond the headlines.

Limited resources leave many Baltimore residents digitally challenged

BALTIMORE, Maryland— About 20 percent of Baltimore households do not have a computer. Tiffany Owens is a participant in the STRIVE job training program. Her lack of access to technology in Baltimore has prevented her from moving forward in her career.

State delegate works to make streets safer following grandson’s murder

There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year. Among the victims, the grandson of Baltimore City Delegate Talmadge Branch. Branch is sponsoring legislation to try and expand a violence prevention program already operating in the city in the hopes of saving the lives of others

Baltimoreans reflect after 12-day homicide-free streak

-Baltimore’s 343 murders in 2017 were the second highest in the history of the city. 2018 started out as the year before ended with nearly a murder a day. But, for the first time in a long time, 12 days this month passed by without a single homicide.

Increased animal abuse in Baltimore viewed as indicator of growing crime problem

It’s no secret that Baltimore is battling a rising violent crime problem but it’s not just the humans who are paying the price. Animal abuse in the city is up as well and many say there’s a direct link between the two.

Vision for Baltimore providing free eyeglasses to thousands of students

BALTIMORE, Maryland — A new public-private partnership in Baltimore has provided some two thousand students in Baltimore City with free eyeglasses. Educators say behavior and learning outcomes for those students have since improved.

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