Mayor Pugh Cajoles Commissioner Davis to launch new safety patrol during City-wide bus tour

Mayor-Elect Catherine E. Pugh of Baltimore: "Reflections from Cabinet as we approach City Hall. Thanks Commisioner Davis (BPD) and Dr. Wen (BCHD) for shining a bright light on wholistic public safety and crime preventions solutions, like Safe Streets and the Western District Police District Redesign. Looking forward to working together to ensure the best for our residents." (facebook.com)

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Rick Abbruzzese: Reason First

In the shockwave following the U.S. presidential election, many Americans found it far too easy to ignore the election results in Europe this week, choosing to focus instead on our President-elect's Twitter. However, after Brexit and then Trump, I was looking to the elections in Austria and Italy this past Sunday to somehow convince me that the world had not, in fact, gone mad.

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Dr. Leana S. Wen: Fast tracking Baltimore's fight against AIDS

This week, Baltimore celebrates World AIDS Day, honoring the memories of those lost to HIV/AIDS and recommitting to the fight to eliminate this tragic disease. For decades, Baltimore City has been on the frontlines of the nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our City, there are an estimated 13,000 residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. For us, HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue—it is one of justice and equity. It also requires innovative, community-driven approaches to save lives.

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MedChi, NAMI Release Public Service Announcement To Urge Marylanders To Ask The Right Questions During Open Enrollment

The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a public service announcement urging Maryland citizens to ask the right questions during the current open enrollment period. Open enrollment, which begins this week, is a time for Marylanders to buy, change or renew their qualified health plan for 2017. Read Full Article 

Karen Barbour: Why we support a vibrant downtown Columbia

As the founders of Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors (AHCC), we know that over 6% of Howard County residents identify as Hispanic, and that the Hispanic population is growing every year. The AHCC is dedicated in promoting the growth, prosperity and participation of Hispanic Commercial Contractors in commercial and government procurement contracts through education, training and guidance, especially here in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read Full Article

Gene Ransom: MEDICAID 50 Years Old and Still Going Strong

This week Congressman Elijah Cummings keynoted an event celebrating the fifty years of Medicaid in Maryland. Medicaid launched in Maryland in July of 1966. In 1966, Maryland Medicaid provided coverage for over 113,000 Marylanders. Today, approximately 1.2 million Marylanders receive health insurance coverage under Medicaid. Read Full Article

Josh Kurtz: The Ficker Finger of Fate

Whatever happened to the Good Old Days in Montgomery County, when Robin Ficker, consistently, was Public Enemy No. 1?Year after year, Ficker, the gadfly extraordinaire, the chronic candidate who lucked into a seat in the House of Delegates from 1979 to 1982 and has been trying to claw his way back to respectability ever since, has won the enmity of the Montgomery County political establishment by doing the things that gadflies do. Specifically, Ficker would advance a ballot question – usually to lower or limit taxes or to impose term limits on county officials – and watch with glee as the establishment scurried to defeat him. Read Entire Article 

Featured Content | Towson University Taps Margrave Strategies' Ulman to Advance Placemaking Strategies

Towson University President Kim Schatzel announced on Sept. 27 that Margrave Strategies president Ken Ulman will help the university map future growth strategies. Schatzel made her announcement on the steps of the Old Courthouse building in downtown Towson along with Ulman and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Watch Entire Video