Education, Sci-Tech

BCPS offers new programs, tutoring to enhance online learning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools on Wednesday announced new initiatives to enhance student learning. BCPS elementary school students will soon have access to supplementary online programs in English language arts and mathematics. In addition, a new tutoring program will support students at all grade levels who earned low scores on last school year’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments and …


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Flu vaccination clinics being held at MedStar Franklin Square on Wednesday thru Nov. 11

ROSEDALE, MD—Free flu vaccination clinics are being held at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Wednesdays through early November. Nurses and medical staff will administer free, seasonal flu vaccinations to everyone ages six months and older. The clinics are being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, October 21 Wednesday, October 28 Wednesday, November 4 …


Governor Hogan announces Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. “In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, Maryland stands ready to order, distribute, and administer it effectively and rapidly as soon as a vaccine becomes available,” said Governor …

Olszewski creates Solid Waste Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday signed an Executive Order to create the Solid Waste Work Group, which will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal practices, and will make recommendations for implementing innovative industry practices and trash diversion strategies to reduce the overall volume of trash produced in Baltimore County. “Our residents expect and deserve …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations rise as mortality rates continue to drop

  NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state increased over the past week as statewide mortality rates continued to fall. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 16, 2020, there have been 134,329 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,013,107 …

Red Monkey Foods recalls parsley products due to Salmonella risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Red Monkey Foods, Inc., out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling select organic parsley as part of a recall initiated by High Quality Organics (HQO). HQO has issued a recall for a lot of parsley because a sample was tested by one of HQO’s customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. A portion of …

Baltimore County launches redesign of official government website

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced the launching of the first phase of Baltimore County’s newly-redesigned website—BaltimoreCountyMD.gov—which features a completely revamped homepage, improved accessibility options, and streamlined access to the most frequently used services. Visitors are encouraged to provide feedback about their experience, which will help shape additional improvements over the coming months. “Government should be open and …

Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …