Health, Sci-Tech

East Coast Listeria outbreak linked to Italian-style deli meats

BALTIMORE, MD—An outbreak of Listeria along the East Coast has been traced back to deli meats, officials announced on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that ten people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. All ten people were hospitalized. One death has been reported in Florida. Epidemiologic …


Events, Health, Police/Fire

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to take place on Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office are teaming up to publicize the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held in Maryland and across the country on Saturday, October 24. The service is …


BCPS announces location, schedule changes to fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, Oct. 26

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, Oct. 26. One location has been added – Kennicott Road and Security Boulevard – and one location has been removed – Greengage Road and Munford Road. Through its fall meal distribution program, BCPS is providing school meals, at no cost to students, to all …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, mortality rates continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and mortality rates continued to fall as hospitalizations rose over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 23, 2020, there have been 138,691 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,201,774 …

Maryland Department of Health launches virtual mental health first aid training for first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the launch of a new virtual form of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Maryland, which will be offered to firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police, in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS). MHFA Maryland has trained over 40,000 individuals and professionals in identifying the signs and …

Governor Hogan announces $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon announced the $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ which will provide funding from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets across the state. The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million. “This …

Thriveworks to open new counseling office in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new counseling facility will soon be opening in the Perry Hall/Nottingham area. David S. Brown Enterprises on Friday announced that Thriveworks would be coming soon to the Blakely Building on Belair Road. Thriveworks connects individuals with providers who help their clients manage challenges like depression, anxiety, relationship issues, major life transitions, and more. The company has offices across …

Flu vaccination clinics being held at MedStar Franklin Square on Wednesday thru Nov. 11

ROSEDALE, MD—Free flu vaccination clinics are being held at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Wednesdays through early November. Nurses and medical staff will administer free, seasonal flu vaccinations to everyone ages six months and older. The clinics are being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, October 21 Wednesday, October 28 Wednesday, November 4 …