Education, Health

Baltimore County Public Schools to expand in-person learning for some students

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As early as May 10, Baltimore County Public Schools will offer identified students the opportunity for four in-person learning days per week, an increase from two in-person learning days.  Families may continue to choose five days of virtual learning. For all students on Wednesdays, teachers will continue to provide virtual learning in addition to the opportunity to meet with small …


Business, Health, Police/Fire, Politics

Olszewski announces premium pay for Baltimore County employees, first responders amid continued service during COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the critical services Baltimore County government employees have continued to provide amid the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that the County will provide one-time premium pay of $3,000 for first responders, public safety, and public health employees as well as one-time premium pay of $1,000 for all other eligible County employees. These …


WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Over 3.76 million Marylanders vaccinated, COVID-19 hospitalizations drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Governor Larry Hogan on Friday reported that the state has now administered more than 3.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, including 81,252 over the past 24 hours. Approximately 81% of Marylanders over the age of 65 have received a vaccine. (story continues below graphic) Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As …

Olszewski releases $4.2 billion budget providing record education funding, major investments to support Baltimore County’s recovery

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $4.2 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides record funding for public education and provides investments in key priorities that will support the County’s ongoing recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This budget is an investment in our shared future and a better Baltimore County – with stronger …

Target recalls Cat & Jack Baby Rompers due to choking hazard

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Target is recalling around 44,000 baby rompers that were sold online and at stores nationwide due to a choking hazard. The recall involves Cat & Jack Baby Heart Ears Rompers that were sold in sizes newborn to 24M from November 2020 through February 2021 for about $13. The company says that the heart-shaped graphics located on the knees of …

Governor Hogan signs 66 bills into law [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed 66 bills into law, including legislation to preserve and expand telehealth and mental health services across the state, increase access to high-speed Internet, and bring critical reforms to the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The governor was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “I want to thank our …

MDH, Baltimore County to pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over safety concerns

UPDATE: Baltimore County has issued a statement indicating that the Department of Health will discontinue use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the statement below about recent reports of adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) …

Public health alert issued for ground turkey products due to possible Salmonella risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products. The products in question were produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, and are being recalled due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because …