Business, Politics

Johnny Olszewski signs HOME Act into law [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski signed the HOME Act into law on Tuesday. The controversial Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act was passed earlier this month by a vote that, not surprisingly, went along party lines. The HOME Act, which Olszewski introduced in October, makes it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a potential tenant based on …


Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan proclaims November 11-17 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 11-17 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. Maryland is joining other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool. This week-long observance will also recognize the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Programs success in growing the states registered apprenticeship programs. Maryland currently has 10,711 registered apprentices earning and learning, …


Ice rink opens for season at The Avenue

WHITE MARSH, MD—The ice rink has officially opened for the season at The Avenue at White Marsh. Each winter, the center of The Avenue is transformed into a magical winter wonderland where families can enjoy ice skating and take in the sights and sounds of the area’s busiest shopping mecca. The skating rink’s hours are as follows: Friday: 12pm-11pm Saturday: …

Newsweek names Eastern Tech one of nation’s top STEM schools

ESSEX, MD—An Essex high school has received national recognition. Newsweek has named Eastern Technical High School one of the nation’s top STEM schools. “Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need to be fluent,” said Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper. “The STEM skills that only specialists have today will be expected of virtually everyone in the …

Rosedale gas station sells winning $500,000 Md. Lottery scratch-off

ROSEDALE, MD—A Baltimore native was all smiles when she arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters, where she posed for selfies with a check showing her massive, top-prize win on a $500,000 Crossword scratch-off. The lucky city resident purchased her $20 instant ticket a week ago at Quality BP in Rosedale. One of her three puzzles yielded 10 winning words to give …

Rastelli Bros., Inc. recalls meat products sold in Maryland due to possible foreign matter contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Rastelli Bros., Inc., doing business as Rastelli Foods Group, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef items were produced from Oct. 3, 2019 through Oct. …

Mann Packing Co. recall of vegetable products affects Whole Foods Market stores

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to Mann Packing Co., Inc’s recall of vegetable products, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling multiple products from its stores in the United States. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal …

The Arc NCR’s Shawn Kros named a Most Admired CEO by The Daily Record

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region announced on Thursday that Shawn Kros had been named one of Maryland’s “Most Admired CEOs” by The Daily Record. The awards program recognizes talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and vision. Kros was selected based on her professional accomplishments, community service, and letters of reference submitted by co-workers, …