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Governor Hogan announces more than $13 million for 26 bicycle, pedestrian projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Hogan Administration on Wednesday announced more than $13 million in grants to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across Maryland. Two federal grant programs will fund 26 projects sponsored by transportation agencies, local jurisdictions and nonprofits. The fiscal year 2021 funding includes more than $12 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program and more than $1 million from …


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BCPS closes schools due to ransomware attack

UPDATE 2: Baltimore County government officials have issued the following statement: “We are aware that Baltimore County Public Schools has been the victim of a ransomware attack. Our Office of Information Technology is working closely with them to offer technical assistance and guidance. We do not have any reason to believe that Baltimore County Government systems have been compromised, but …


Baltimore County to host small business webinar on executive orders

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and County officials will host a free webinar on Tuesday, December 1 to help small business owners and managers navigate the current reality of operating businesses staying up-to-date with state and local executive orders. The webinar will also educate attendees on additional resources such as loans and grants that are available. “Deciphering Current Executive …

Governor Hogan: Maryland to send COVID-19 wireless emergency alert on Thanksgiving Eve, Maryland State Police to step up compliance enforcement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced that the state would be stepping up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and cases surge across the state. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will send a wireless emergency alert to cell phones across the state to remind Marylanders of critical COVID-19 …

Baltimore County government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, including Health Department COVID-19 testing sites and CountyRide van service, will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed on Thursday, November 26. County parking meters are free on the holiday. Due to the …

Baltimore County receives $3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that 17 Maryland local jurisdictions were awarded $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will address the needs of more than 3,600 households across the state. “Maryland has continued to be a national leader in our COVID-19 response, which is why we have responded aggressively with targeted rental relief funding,” said …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to rise along with the overall positivity rate over the past week.  Mortality rates continued to decline during the same time period. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, November 20, 2020, there have been 177,086 cases of novel coronavirus …

Governor Hogan orders all bars & restaurants to close at 10 p.m., reduces capacity at all businesses to Stage Two levels

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced additional actions that would be taken statewide to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Maryland has now seen 13 straight days with more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, including 2,149 new cases in the past 24 hours. Statewide positivity is now 6.85%, the eighth straight day it has been over 5%. Twenty …