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by Annie Linskey | January 10, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman's fundraiser at Mother's in Federal Hill Monday night included an appearance by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. All signs have, up to now, have suggested that the big city mayor will be lining up with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 gubernatorial race ... if he decides to get in. After all, she shares a fundraiser with Brown; Gov. Martin O'Malley stood by her in her most recent campaign; and the governor's brother, Peter is her chief of staff.
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Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
Viewing Tips Over breakfast, catch the some of U.S. women's field hockey's match with Australia, 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m on NBC Sports Network. Maryland grads Katie O'Donnell and Keli Smith Puzo are on the squad. Over your mid-morning coffee, see Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly qualifiers at 10 a.m. on WBAL-TV. At dinnertime comes another chance to see Maryland natives Carmelo Anthony (Baltimore) and Kevin Durant (Seat Pleasant) on the world stage. The U.S. men's basketball team's game against Nigeria is on at 5:15 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakewants to teach Jada Pinkett Smith a lesson in that old, scratch my back, I'll scratch yours thing. Earlier this week the actress sent the mayor a letter, asking her to make sure the elephants are well treated when the Ringling Bros. circus comes to town later this month. She feared the circus would be jabbing the animals with pointy sticks. But the mayor is something less than moved to act. Particularly after the actress didn't exactly help her out. “We've reached out about homelessness, about school issues,” Rawlings-Blake told WJZ. “I would have loved to gotten some feedback, support or concern about those issues that are very pressing to the city.” And that's not all. The mayor, a known fan of the circus, who's accepted free tickets to the show and even a ceremonial role in the event, said she's still looking forward to it this year.
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | April 9, 2012
With hours left of Maryland's General Assembly, questions still remain over the fate of a bill to expand gambling to Prince George's Countyand allow table games at all of Maryland's casinos. Key to the answer is how Baltimore's 18 delegates will vote on the measure. House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake both addressed the city lawmakers this morning. Busch said he's trying to be a "fair broker" on the gambling issue, and warned lawmakers it would be unlikely that the General Assembly would look at table games again for at least four years if the current bill fails.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is appealing directly to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of elephants. In a letter dated Tuesday, the actress said she was appealing to the mayor "as a mother and proud Baltimore native. " Pinkett Smith wanted to make sure no elephants were jabbed with bullhooks during the upcoming performance of Ringling Bros. Circus' at 1st Mariner Arena. She reminded Rawlings-Blake of the city's law against any “mechanical, electrical, or manualdevice that is likely to cause physical injury or suffering” to a performing animal.
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By Laura Vozzella | May 12, 2011
The city of Baltimore ordered a couple food trucks to shut down Wednesday morning because they didn’t have a license that, during the permitting process, they were never told they needed. The license costs a measly $25, nothing compared to the $450 mobile food vendor permit and other expenses involved in getting the trucks up and running. But it could take weeks, or even months, to secure. The delay could have put them out of business. By early afternoon, City Hall was emitting the beep-beep-beep you hear when something big, like a food truck, or a bureaucracy, is backing up. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had granted a reprieve , allowing the trucks to operate while the licensing issue gets straightened out. Irene Smith, owner of the Souper Freak soup truck, was hopeful in the midst of the shutdown scare that the mayor would come through.
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By Laura Vozzella | June 10, 2011
This photo just made its way to me via Facebook. Not sure when it was taken, but jeeze louise, could Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, standing inches away from President Obama, look any more bored? William Donald Schaefer was Mayor Annoyed. In SRB we have Mayor Ennui.
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By Laura Vozzella | May 9, 2011
In case you're wondering, Peter Angelos' involvement in this year's mayoral race didn't begin or end with last week's surprising letter to the editor . A bunch of declared challengers trooped into Angelos' office about two weeks ago. They came in separately, one day after the next, seeking campaign cash, a source tells me. The supplicants were: former city Planning Director Otis Rolley , City Councilman Carl Stokes and former Councilman...
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | February 4, 2010
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's swearing-in will be less ice-sculpture-bedecked "Jewels of Baltimore" and more LBJ on Air Force One. A stricken-looking Sheila Dixon might stand by in a pink suit, if only she were invited. Dixon shouldn't feel slighted. Other former mayors, the governor and members of the state's congressional delegation didn't get invites either. Space is so tight in the spot chosen for the event - they're using the mayor's ceremonial room on the second floor of City Hall instead of the cavernous War Memorial Building - that hardly anyone made the cut. Members of the City Council, City Comptroller Joan Pratt and Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway are the only public officials invited.
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Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
Viewing Tips Over breakfast, catch the some of U.S. women's field hockey's match with Australia, 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m on NBC Sports Network. Maryland grads Katie O'Donnell and Keli Smith Puzo are on the squad. Over your mid-morning coffee, see Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly qualifiers at 10 a.m. on WBAL-TV. At dinnertime comes another chance to see Maryland natives Carmelo Anthony (Baltimore) and Kevin Durant (Seat Pleasant) on the world stage. The U.S. men's basketball team's game against Nigeria is on at 5:15 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
NEWS
March 12, 2012
That Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakewould respond to a letter from constituent Jada Pinkett Smith expressing concern about the welfare of circus elephants with a complaint that the actress had not returned the mayor's earlier calls, demonstrates an upside down understanding of public service ("SRB miffed that Pinkett Smith hasn't returned city's calls," March 8). The mayor works for Ms. Pinkett Smith and the rest of us, not vice versa. When a citizen calls the police for help, the 911 operator doesn't respond, "What have you done for us lately?"
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wasn't exactly jumping when Jada Pinkett Smith asked for her help in protecting elephants earlier this week. The mayor more or less says she had bigger fish to fry -- that and the actress didn't help her out when the city needed it. But Friday Pinkett Smith's aunt, who runs the Baltimore-based charity of the actress, said her niece has done quite a bit for the city -- and she's surprised that the mayor doesn't...
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakewants to teach Jada Pinkett Smith a lesson in that old, scratch my back, I'll scratch yours thing. Earlier this week the actress sent the mayor a letter, asking her to make sure the elephants are well treated when the Ringling Bros. circus comes to town later this month. She feared the circus would be jabbing the animals with pointy sticks. But the mayor is something less than moved to act. Particularly after the actress didn't exactly help her out. “We've reached out about homelessness, about school issues,” Rawlings-Blake told WJZ. “I would have loved to gotten some feedback, support or concern about those issues that are very pressing to the city.” And that's not all. The mayor, a known fan of the circus, who's accepted free tickets to the show and even a ceremonial role in the event, said she's still looking forward to it this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is appealing directly to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of elephants. In a letter dated Tuesday, the actress said she was appealing to the mayor "as a mother and proud Baltimore native. " Pinkett Smith wanted to make sure no elephants were jabbed with bullhooks during the upcoming performance of Ringling Bros. Circus' at 1st Mariner Arena. She reminded Rawlings-Blake of the city's law against any “mechanical, electrical, or manualdevice that is likely to cause physical injury or suffering” to a performing animal.
NEWS
by Annie Linskey | January 10, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman's fundraiser at Mother's in Federal Hill Monday night included an appearance by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. All signs have, up to now, have suggested that the big city mayor will be lining up with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 gubernatorial race ... if he decides to get in. After all, she shares a fundraiser with Brown; Gov. Martin O'Malley stood by her in her most recent campaign; and the governor's brother, Peter is her chief of staff.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | December 13, 2011
Well, it wasn't exactly something out of "Les Miserables," was it? When police in riot gear finally moved on Occupy Baltimore early Tuesday, there were no barricades, no gunfire and not even an arrest. No one singing, "One day more. " The men and women of Occupy Bmore folded tents and left the area peacefully, and the city was spared a riot. Ever since Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued her cryptic "time of our choosing" warning that the occupation of McKeldin Square would one day end, we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop and wondering if it would be a boot.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | December 13, 2011
Well, it wasn't exactly something out of "Les Miserables," was it? When police in riot gear finally moved on Occupy Baltimore early Tuesday, there were no barricades, no gunfire and not even an arrest. No one singing, "One day more. " The men and women of Occupy Bmore folded tents and left the area peacefully, and the city was spared a riot. Ever since Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued her cryptic "time of our choosing" warning that the occupation of McKeldin Square would one day end, we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop and wondering if it would be a boot.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 10, 2011
This photo just made its way to me via Facebook. Not sure when it was taken, but jeeze louise, could Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, standing inches away from President Obama, look any more bored? William Donald Schaefer was Mayor Annoyed. In SRB we have Mayor Ennui.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | May 12, 2011
The city of Baltimore ordered a couple food trucks to shut down Wednesday morning because they didn’t have a license that, during the permitting process, they were never told they needed. The license costs a measly $25, nothing compared to the $450 mobile food vendor permit and other expenses involved in getting the trucks up and running. But it could take weeks, or even months, to secure. The delay could have put them out of business. By early afternoon, City Hall was emitting the beep-beep-beep you hear when something big, like a food truck, or a bureaucracy, is backing up. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had granted a reprieve , allowing the trucks to operate while the licensing issue gets straightened out. Irene Smith, owner of the Souper Freak soup truck, was hopeful in the midst of the shutdown scare that the mayor would come through.
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