Education

12 BCPS high schools named among region’s 50 best, Perry Hall High School ranked No. 31

TOWSON, MD—Nearly a quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to 2021 annual rankings compiled by Niche, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users. In addition, Niche ranked George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology as the nation’s 58th …


Crime, Police/Fire

Sky Zone burglarized, TV stolen from Rosedale apartment

ROSEDALE, MD—Police are investigating several Rosedale burglaries that were reported over the past week. At around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, three individuals hid inside the Sky Zone, located in the 8600-block of Pulaski Highway (21237), until the employees exited the building. While in the building, the suspects stole socks, ate food, and jumped on the trampolines. Sometime between …


Special Olympics Maryland extends 2020 Virtual Torch Run through Saturday [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The first-ever “virtual” Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Maryland is being extended.  The event was original slated to end on October 17th but has not been extended through this Saturday, October 23rd. The annual event is normally scheduled in June but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s participants may have had to keep …

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 …