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Bike to Work Week 2020 kicks off in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—Bike to Work Week 2020 is officially under way. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is celebrating the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day (and Week). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event (originally scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020) is going virtual and will be celebrated Monday, September 21 – Sunday, September 27. Bike to Work Week celebrates bicycling as …


Health, Politics, Sports

Governor Hogan applauds Big Ten Conference decision to resume play

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday applauded the Big Ten Conference’s decision to resume its football season. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) announced Wednesday morning that they had adopted significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening, and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice/competition. The COP/C voted unanimously to resume the …


Governor Hogan: Maryland to enter Stage Three, all businesses may reopen

UPDATE: Baltimore County officials have announced plans to align with the state and enter Stage Three. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Thursday’s event, Governor Hogan announced that Maryland would enter Stage Three of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to …

Councilman Marks: Repairs to be Made at Seven Oaks ball field

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that repairs will be made to Diamond #2 at Seven Oaks Elementary School this fall. Currently, part of the backstop is missing and other sections are rusty. New fabric will be installed and fencing will be raised in front of player benches. The project will be completed for about $15,000. “I …

Baltimore County launches ‘Be Safe to Stay Safe’ public health, education initiative [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the “Be Safe to Stay Safe” campaign, a public health and education initiative aimed at encouraging residents to properly wear masks and follow other key hygiene practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The campaign, which features Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman and five-time Pro Bowl player Calais Campbell, …

Baltimore County recreation councils authorized to hold youth sports in fall with COVID-19 safety protocols

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks on Friday announced that it will authorize local recreation councils to hold youth sports in the fall, with strict requirements in place to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Baltimore County Health Department, and the National Recreation …

MPSSAA fall, winter high school competition seasons postponed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland, has decided to postpone the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season during the first semester. This decision comes in light of the recent announcements of local school systems …

Deborah Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of BCPS, honored with Maryland Daily Record distinction for second time

TOWSON, MD—Deborah Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2020 by The Maryland Daily Record. Phelps, whose background includes nearly five decades as an educator and who is also well-known as a motivational speaker and the author of “A Mother for All Seasons,” received the same …