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Councilman Marks: Rat extermination planned in Perry Hall neighborhood

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that rat extermination will occur in a targeted area of Perry Hall/Nottingham. Exterminators will work near Slater Avenue (21236) where there have been reports of rodents over the past two weeks. Working with Baltimore County Code Enforcement, inspectors have been dispatched to the properties that seemed to be generating the …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland reports more than 80,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in single day

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Governor Larry Hogan on Friday reported that the state set a new one-day record of more than 80,000 COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday.  Maryland providers have now administered a total of 3.27 million doses. Approximately 78.5% of Marylanders over the age of 65 have received a vaccine. (story continues below graphic) Previous zip code …


Baltimore County to receive more than $81,000 in COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant Funds

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the state has been awarded $2,881,060 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant program to help workers whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic to access employment and training services. This competitive federal funding opportunity was introduced to provide support to communities impacted …

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes 3 additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized three additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments. Authorities have seized “healthbridgescience.com,” “global-pandemic-vaccines.com,” and “genobioscience.com,” all of which purported to be the websites of actual biotechnology companies developing treatments for the COVID-19 virus but instead were allegedly used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the …

Olszewski announces expansion of Baltimore County’s behavioral health crisis emergency services

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced plans to expand Baltimore County’s emergency crisis response programs to provide additional interventions to support residents experiencing behavioral health crises. “This pandemic has challenged all us in unimaginable ways and government must do all we can to provide thoughtful, informed, and compassionate service to our residents in need,” Olszewski said. “This expansion …

Governor Hogan announces accelerated COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Maryland residents

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced the expansion and acceleration of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all adults in the State of Maryland: Beginning on Tuesday, April 6, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites. By next Monday, April 12, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to schedule appointments …