Events, Health, Politics

Flags to be lowered this weekend to honor COVID-19 victims

WASHINGTON, DC—All flags will be flown at half-staff this Memorial Day weekend. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation directing U.S. flags to be lowered nationwide from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, 2020, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all …


Events, Health, Police/Fire

Maryland law enforcement agencies partner with American Red Cross in blood drive effort

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Several Maryland law enforcement agencies are joining forces to assist the American Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The push to donate blood is an effort by state law enforcement employees in Maryland who want to honor the memories of those Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19 and honor the service …


No trash, recycling collection on Memorial Day; drop-off centers closed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County government trash, recycling, or yard materials collection will be adjusted on Monday, May 25, 2020 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. Residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that contain a collection holiday. Schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and …

President Trump to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry on Memorial Day

BALTIMORE, MD—The President of the United States will visit Baltimore next week. White House officials say President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry on Monday “to honor the American heroes who have sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.” The historic site is where Francis Scott Key …

Maryland State Board of Elections announces new Baltimore-area ballot drop-off locations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Elections on Wednesday announced that it would expand the number of ballot drop off locations available in the Baltimore area for the June 2 presidential primary and will consider adding new in-person voting centers when the Board convenes on Wednesday afternoon. The Board also announced it will launch a full review of its ballot …

Eastern Tech’s annual Women in STEM night to be virtual, open to all BCPS high school students

ESSEX, MD—Eastern Technical High School’s annual Women in STEM gathering will be going virtual for 2020.  The event will also be open to all Baltimore County Public Schools high school students – female and male – interested in STEM-related careers. During the event, students will connect with science, technology, engineering, and math professionals and have opportunities to ask them questions …

Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …

Archdiocese of Baltimore outlines reopening plan [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Archdiocese of Baltimore has released details on their plan to reopen churches as Maryland begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan said the state was ready to begin Phase I of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery and that some businesses and churches could begin to reopen to public services.  Governor Hogan’s statewide …