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Maryland Department of Health to offer free, voluntary COVID-19 testing inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards during home games

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday announced a partnership with Oriole Park at Camden Yards to open a COVID-19 testing site inside the stadium. Beginning on Friday, the site will offer free PCR tests before and during all home games as part of an ongoing roll-out of more community focused COVID-19 testing opportunities statewide. Fans will also have …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Over 4.22 million Marylanders vaccinated, COVID-19 hospitalizations fall again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Governor Larry Hogan on Friday reported that the state has now administered more than 4.22 million COVID-19 vaccines. Nearly 57% of Marylanders adults have been vaccinated. (story continues below graphic) Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, April 23, 2021, there have been 441,155 cases of novel …


Councilman Marks: $3.1 million allocated in budget to repair Silverwood Stream

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that $3.1 million has been included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget to repair the Silverwood Stream. The stream is located off of Seven Courts Drive in Perry Hall, near Pinedale Drive. Many streams have been impacted by the impact of development over the past several decades, causing private property …

Parkville Precinct plants, dedicates shrub to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct planted and dedicated a shrub on Wednesday afternoon to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers planted a Double Knockout Rose to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and to introduce the community to the important resources and services available. Every …

Olszewski sets new goal for 100 percent renewable energy by 2026, Baltimore County announces new SunPower solar projects

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced a new project with SunPower Corp. to install solar panel arrays at two closed County landfills, which are expected to generate the equivalent of 35 percent of the electricity demand of the County’s buildings and facilities—putting the County on track to exceed current renewable energy goals. As a result, Olszewski on Wednesday …

Governor Hogan announces approval of 2 new Baltimore County apprenticeship programs

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved 27 new registered apprenticeship programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. These diverse new apprenticeships are expanding opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. “As …

Olszewski applauds passage of bill to enable community support fund

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday applauded the passage of his proposed bill allowing County officials to partner with a nonprofit organization to establish a community support fund, and to solicit donations to the fund to support County projects. With a community support fund managed by a not-for-profit fiscal sponsor, the County will be able to leverage corporate …

County passes bill allowing police retirees to continue serving Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD— On Monday night, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilmen Tom Quirk (D-Catonsville) and David Marks (R-Perry Hall) that will allow for police retirees to be hired back by the county if they provide specialized knowledge that will benefit the county. Police retirees are one group that could be rehired by the county. The legislation was …