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Baltimore County launches Policing Data Dashboard

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials on Friday unveiled a new, interactive dashboard that tracks policing data within the Baltimore County Police Department. “Today, we released a new interactive data dashboard displaying detailed policing information outlining the number and disposition of complaints against police officers and instances of uses of force,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday. The dashboard tracks use-of-force …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 ICU bed usage, hospitalizations continue to fall as schools prepare to reopen

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 25, there have been 122,359 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,494,019 tests. The statewide positivity rate …


THE AVENUE at White Marsh 2020 Tree Lighting to be virtual, Holiday Parade ‘postponed’

WHITE MARSH, MD—The holiday season will be a bit different this year at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. On Thursday, officials announced that the venue’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony would be virtual and that the annual Holiday Parade would be “postponed” until 2021. From the official announcement: Story continues below “It is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE …

Attorney General announces $60 million multi-state settlement with C.R. Bard, Inc.

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Surgical mesh is a synthetic knitted or woven fabric that is permanently implanted in …

Governor Hogan calls for systemic reforms to Maryland Environmental Service

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to General Assembly leaders (below) on Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan called for bipartisan systemic reforms to the governance structure, oversight, and management of the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). Recent developments have brought to light serious issues with regards to the lack of financial oversight and controls in place at the corporation, including concerns with how MES …

Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 serology testing study for Maryland firefighters

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that state health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. This initiative, currently active in seven jurisdictions, is a key part of the Maryland Department of Health’s ongoing statewide COVID-19 antibody study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. “Our firefighters …

Baltimore County to align with state’s Stage Three reopening steps

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County would continue to align with State actions, which will allow operations at restaurants to increase from 50 to 75 percent capacity, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association, effective Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. According …

Maryland reports milestones in COVID-19 fight: new lows for positivity rates, hospitalizations

UPDATE: On Monday morning, Maryland reported another new record-low 7-day positivity rate of 2.75%. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped …