NOT FOR SALE…for now

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Remember those four parking garages then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wanted to push into a fire sale before she left office?  The now-former mayor said she could make $40-60 million by selling the garages; 11 S. Eutaw St., 22 S. Gay St., 101 S. Paca St. and 210 St. Paul Pl.  And the funds would go to a plan she proposed that would revamp the city’s rec centers.  Price tag of the plan: $136 million.

Rawlings-Blake wanted to sell the garages so badly; she did an end run around the city council.  She convened commission last November (Baltimore Sun) that had not met in nearly a decade to approve her plan; just more than two weeks before she had left office.

Her successor, current Mayor Catherine Pugh, said at her first availability Dec. 7, 2016 that she would evaluate Rawlings-Blake’s plan.

Nearly four months later, Pugh said the garages are not for sale…for now.

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The honeymoon is over

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(l-r) Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and FOP Lodge No. 3 President Gene Ryan

There was a time when Baltimore’s police union supported Kevin Davis as police commissioner.  In fact, they praised now-former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for the “excellent choice” of Davis to succeed Anthony Batts.

That time was actually a year and a half ago; October 2015

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Coordinating love for Malone family

Those helping the Malone family have worked to streamline information for those who want to raise money for the family that has suffered greatly in the last week.

If you recall, the Malone family were victims in a devastating Jan. 12 house fire that claimed the lives of six of their nine children.  Katie Malone, a staffer with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ office, survived the blaze along with three of her kids. (Baltimore Sun)

There has been an outpouring of support for the Malone family.

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