Business, Family, Health

PM Pediatrics opens in Carney Village Shopping Center

CARNEY, MD—PM Pediatrics, the nation’s largest provider of pediatric urgent care, has opened its newest location at 9613 Harford Road (21234), in the Carney Village Shopping Center, marking its ninth location in Maryland and its 59th location nationwide. A 10th Maryland office is planned for District Heights in the future. Dr. Kimmie Cass will serve as medical director for the …


Health, Traffic

Water main break reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that a 12-inch main has ruptured in the 9800-block of Belair Road. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right lane along northbound Belair Road will be shut down between Honeygo Boulevard and Forge Road until around 11 p.m. on Monday night …


Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …

Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 serology testing study for Maryland firefighters

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that state health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. This initiative, currently active in seven jurisdictions, is a key part of the Maryland Department of Health’s ongoing statewide COVID-19 antibody study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. “Our firefighters …

Hallmark to hold 2020 Keepsake Ornament Debut on The Avenue in October

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The annual Hallmark Ornament Debut will be held on THE AVENUE at White Marsh in October. More than 150 new ornaments are expected to be debuted this year. To avoid large crowds on Ornament Debut weekend, this year Hallmark is offering the same promotions and Crown Rewards bonus points over the course of nine days. The event will be …

Baltimore County to align with state’s Stage Three reopening steps

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County would continue to align with State actions, which will allow operations at restaurants to increase from 50 to 75 percent capacity, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association, effective Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. According …

Bike to Work Week 2020 kicks off in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—Bike to Work Week 2020 is officially under way. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is celebrating the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day (and Week). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event (originally scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020) is going virtual and will be celebrated Monday, September 21 – Sunday, September 27. Bike to Work Week celebrates bicycling as …

Maryland reports milestones in COVID-19 fight: new lows for positivity rates, hospitalizations

UPDATE: On Monday morning, Maryland reported another new record-low 7-day positivity rate of 2.75%. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped …