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Baltimore County announces $400,000 in grant awards to community organizations to enhance local COVID-19 response

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation on Tuesday announced that 50 local community-based organizations have received grants totaling $400,000 from the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in a collaborative effort to promote public health and support the County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “County government is working around the clock to respond to this crisis, …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Fallen tree, downed wires shut down road in Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—A road in Fallston was shut down on Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell into the roadway. At just before 3:30 p.m., a tree and power lines came down in the 1700-block of Laurel Brook Road. The roadway is currently blocked. Fire department crews are on the scene and BGE teams are en route. Motorists should avoid that area. …


BGE partners with area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to front-line workers

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is stepping up in a big way by taking caring of local heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has partnered with six area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to doctors, nurses, and fire stations throughout central Maryland. “Business has slowed down recently, so it’s nice to not just get this order, but …

Councilman Marks announces infrastructure improvements in Woodcroft

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday night announced that BGE will initiate utility work in the Parkville/Carney community with a gas modernization project on Woodcroft Road. A copy of the letter from BGE to neighbors can be viewed below. Baltimore County has started to improve curbs and resurface roads throughout the Woodcroft community and some of the neighborhoods …

BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …

BGE donates $1 million toward COVID-19 relief in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is joining with Constellation and Exelon in making a commitment of $1 million to Maryland relief organizations and small businesses. The economic need for both during the current health crisis continues to increase, and these funds are being donated to help with the daily operations of these groups during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of more …

BGE suspending service disconnections, waiving new late payment charges until May 1

UPDATE: BGE has announced that they will extend this ‘grace period’ to June 1, 2020. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state of emergency that has been declared in Maryland, and with many businesses and institutions following Centers for Disease Control Guidance to temporarily shut down or limit operations to slow the virus spread, …