Education, Family, Politics, Sports

Baltimore County Public Schools to allow competitive games to resume on March 12

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Competitive sports will soon be returning to Baltimore County Public Schools. County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday evening announced that BCPS will allow competitive games to resume on Friday, March 12th. “Baltimore County has consistently supported the safe return to play for our children,” said Olszewski. “After continued consultation with the Baltimore County Department of Health, BCPS will …


Business, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Fire Department promotes two to Division Chief

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Fire Department Chief Joanne Rund has announced the promotion of two to the rank of Division Chief, the department’s third-highest rank. Fire Director Marcus Johnson (pictured above-left), 39, is an 18-year veteran of the department, currently assigned to oversee the Fire Marshal’s Office. “I’ve always had an interest in the fire service since high school,” he …


WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 900

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations continued to decline over the past week, with hospitalizations falling below 900. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, March 5, 2021, there have been 385,678 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now …

Attorney General Frosh to host COVID-19 scam virtual forum

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will host a virtual consumer protection forum with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday, March 5th (today). Attorney General Frosh and Senator Van Hollen will discuss common COVID-19 related scams. They will also be answering questions from Marylanders and providing details on ways consumers can identify and protect themselves from scams. The …

MEMA secures $19.3 million to prepare for and reduce risks of hazards, disasters, terrorist attacks

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that it will receive a combined total of $19,331,363 for Fiscal Year 2021 from the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), and the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. The HSGP, NSGP, and EMPG are the three programs that constitute the DHS/FEMA focus on enhancing the …

I-695 carjacking crash suspects identified, charged

ROSEDALE, MD—Two suspects connected to a carjacking face serious charges after they crashed into a trash truck along I-695 last week. Daryl Maurice Brown, 19, of the 9700-block of Luguna Road (21220), and Robert Louis Davis, 18, of the 5900-block of Clayton Avenue (21206), were both in the vehicle, a Honda Crosstour, when they attempted to exit I-695 onto Pulaski Highway …

State officials release Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead on Thursday announced the release of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan (PDF) to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan in America to further …

Rosedale resident, former Executive Director of Maryland Center for Adult Training, sentenced to two years in prison on tax-related charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A Rosedale resident has been sentenced to prison on tax-related charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Thursday sentenced Roslyn Wedington, 50, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on the federal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and for five counts of filing false tax returns. Judge Chasanow also …