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Family Fun Day returns to Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum in February

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—An annual tradition returns to Middle River later this month. On Saturday, February 15, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport offers a Family Fun Day that transports visitors to the 1940s. Families will work together in a History/STEM challenge to assemble a 5-foot high student size World War II B-26 Martin Marauder airplane …


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County Council passes legislation to better shield Forge Road from BGE substation

PERRY HALL, MD —At its last meeting on January 21st, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks that better shields the Forge Reserve community from a proposed expansion of the BGE substation near Forge Road. Among other features, the legislation requires quality architectural standards; the screening of rooftop equipment; monumental road signage only; decorative fencing; a …


Gov. Hogan announces funding for research positions at 4 universities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce, Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington College have endowed a total of more than $10.6 million in new research professorships and positions. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund, a state program created …

Governor Hogan recognizes project to reduce pollution From Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant, advance Chesapeake Bay restoration

ANNAPOLIS,MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday recognized the completion of a project to significantly reduce water pollution from one of the state’s largest wastewater treatment plants. Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined Baltimore City officials at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant to celebrate this achievement on Thursday morning. The completion of Enhanced Nutrient Removal facilities will bring the largest reductions of …

World Health Organization declares global health emergency over coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus (2019nCoV) continues to spread. At least 170 people have died and more than 8,100 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the virus spreads globally. There are now 98 cases of 2019nCoV in 18 countries outside of China, including 8 cases of human-to-human transmission …

State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad set to deploy new robot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. Bomb technicians have been training for months on the new Telerob Telemax PRO. On Monday, February 3, 2020, the robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad …

Towson University professor evaluated, family member tested for coronavirus

TOWSON, MD—Towson University officials say a TU professor is being evaluated after possible exposure to the coronavirus. On Wednesday evening, the Towson University Health Center was informed that a Towson University professor had come in contact with a family member who is now being tested for coronavirus. Health professionals have evaluated both the professor and family member and determined that …

Erosion repairs to begin at Double Rock Park in May

PARKVILLE, MD—Some much-needed improvements will begin this spring at one local park. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins announced on Thursday that erosion repairs would begin in May at Parkville’s Double Rock Park. In February, Baltimore County hopes to have final bids for the $385,000 project. The repairs will continue throughout the summer months. “This will be such a great improvement to the …