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MSDE develops new child care recovery plan, essential personnel child care expanded

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education announced on Wednesday the development of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care, a plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state entered the first recovery stage, MSDE announced the immediate start of a transition phase for child care, expanding access to child care to include …


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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 …


Baltimore County Animal Services to resume public surgeries for cats next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Baltimore County Animal Services announced on Monday that public surgeries for cats would resume at its Baldwin surgery center on Tuesday, May 26th. Online scheduling at baltimorecountymd.gov/spayneuter is now available for cat spays and neuters on a limited basis. As part of reopening the Baldwin shelter surgical center, BCAS has developed protocols to keep patients, members of the public, …

Governor Hogan announces Caregiver Services Corps to help Maryland’s seniors

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the launch of the Caregiver Services Corps, a program to support Maryland seniors who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caregiver Services Corps is able to quickly deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical caregiver becomes unable to …

Agreement blocks commercial development, enhances Carney snowball stand

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that an agreement had been reached to prevent commercial development at the corner of Joppa Road and Magledt Road in Carney and enhance the longtime snowball stand at that area, a local landmark. Claude and Joni Elmore, owners of the Kona Ice snowball stand, have purchased the half-acre property at the …

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 …

Governor Hogan issues executive order allowing court clerks to issue licenses, conduct marriage oaths remotely

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many couples’ marriage plans. Governor Larry Hogan took steps on Thursday to alleviate some of their frustration. “The impact of COVID-19 has required Marylanders to make extremely difficult decisions regarding their wedding plans,” the governor said on Thursday. “I’ve issued an emergency order that allows court clerks to issue marriage licenses and …

Parkville High School student wins 3rd place, $5,000 scholarship at McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards

PARKVILLE, MD—The annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards gala looked slightly different this year, as on Monday night, the 80th edition of this event took place online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trading a ballroom for computer screens did not, however, change the significance of this honor or the pride beaming forth from 114 Unsung Hero honorees, as well as …