Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County Fire Department receives $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts

TOWSON, MD—This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts in Baltimore County. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention & Safety Grants program. The funds will allow Baltimore County to purchase 15,000 smoke and carbon …


Business, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces directive requiring state insurers to waive costs for coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor’s authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost barriers to testing. The governor also provided additional details regarding the three positive coronavirus cases …


Baltimore County awarded $2.7M grant to hire new firefighters

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday announced that the county had received a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) federal grant for $2.7 million to hire 28 new firefighters in 2020. The funds will support the Department’s expansion of services in Sparrows Point to support the growth at Tradepoint Atlantic. Baltimore …

Health and Human Services receives $2.6 million grant to combat opioid epidemic

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a $2.6 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the opioid epidemic in Baltimore County, with the possibility to receive subsequent funding. Initial grant funds will support the development of a “Just In Time” database to be used by …

Election 2016: Local politicians react

The 2016 election cycle is behind us and it was certainly one for the record books. Donald Trump managed to pull off an astounding upset on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton by grabbing key battleground states and even taking traditional Democratic strongholds from the former Secretary of State. What do local politicians think of the 2016 election results? Councilman David Marks …