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Recent News

"Mental health resources available to children traumatized by Baltimore riots" (WMAR-ABC2) May 27, 2015

As video of fires and looting played out on televisions across the country, many kids were living it. "Trauma in general at the level that we saw in our city has caused more concern for mental health across the board. These are scars that will follow people throughout their lives and it’s important for us to address it now,” Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen said.

"In Baltimore's bloody May, Safe Streets keeps peace" (Baltimore Sun) May 27, 2015

I'm looking at some numbers and speaking with James Timpson, who runs the Safe Streets violence prevention program in Park Heights, and I'm wondering: Why aren't these guys in every high-crime corner of the city? If the mayor and police commissioner want to make some "adjustments" to curtail the shootings and killings in Baltimore, why not expand Safe Streets — and now?

"Health commissioner urges caution over heat-related illnesses" (Baltimore Sun) May 21, 2015

As summer unofficially begins, Baltimore's health commissioner is urging residents to be wary of the risks of extreme heat. "Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of people dying and thousands becoming ill every year," Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement. "Heat waves are silent killers and a public health threat, particularly for the young, the elderly and those in our city who are the most vulnerable."

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Events

May
29

Planned Parenthood 10th Annual Spring Gala

Four Seasons Hotel
6:00pm to 9:00pm
May
30

Baltimore Food Justice Forum

The World Famous Lexington Market
9:30am to 3:00pm