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Frosh joins suit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rules for international students

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that would bar international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs …


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Md. Department of Environment helps convert motor fleets to cleaner fuels

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Monday that it has approved $2.1 million in funding for five private businesses to convert their motor fleets to cleaner alternative fuels as part of the settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) “defeat devices” case. Existing diesel powered vehicles will be replaced with new vehicles that use clean alternative fuels like electricity, …


Water main break reported in Carney

CARNEY, MD—A water main break in the Carney area has left several residents without service. The break was reported in the area of Greenleaf Road at Ridgely Avenue (21234). About 100 customers and eight hydrants are out of service on Orbitan Court, Rader Court, Primrose Court, Hyacinth Court, Greenleaf Road, and Ridgely Road, according to Councilman David Marks. There has …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage at lowest level since March 29

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped slightly over the past 24 hours. As of Monday morning, there have been 73,527 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.63%, an increase from Sunday’s 4.45%.  Baltimore County’s positivity rate now stands at 5.13%, an increase from Sunday’s 4.83%. …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate dips slightly as hospitalizations remain flat

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com zip code reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Sunday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dipped slightly while hospitalizations remained largely flat. As of Sunday morning, there have been 73,109 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.45%, a slight decrease …

7-Eleven Day canceled due to COVID-19, but free Slurpee still available

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Usually, die-hard soft drink fans can get a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven stores on July 11th.  The convenience store chain has been celebrating their self-made holiday since 2002. This year, however, 7-Eleven Day has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, 7-Eleven said it would celebrate its birthday by donating one million meals to Feeding America, according to …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations see slight uptick

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com zip code reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations ticked slightly higher over the past 24 hours. As of Saturday morning, there have been 72,467 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.55%, a slight increase from …

Maryland child care moves forward as part of State’s overall Stage 2 recovery

BALTIMORE, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage 2 of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the Maryland State Department of Education is moving forward as outlined in “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care.” As additional family and center-based child care programs reopen, the state will transition away from unlicensed return to only authorizing …