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Kingsville teacher leads effort to donate pizzas to GBMC

KINGSVILLE, MD—A Kingsville teacher spearheaded an effort donate several pizzas and other assorted food items to several units at Greater Baltimore Medical Center this week. On Wednesday night, Margherita’s Pizza of Kingsville delivered food to five different units at GBMC. The effort was organized by local resident Amy DeNike, a Grade 3 teacher at Kingsville Elementary School. DeNike was voted …


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Coronavirus at GBMC: 2 patients test positive [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Two patients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center have tested positive for coronavirus. The news was announced on Thursday by GBMC President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, who added that the two patients are recovering at home. “As President and CEO of the GBMC HealthCare System, it is critical for me to update you on the COVID-19 situation …


Overlea High School certified as One Love Champion for promoting healthy relationships

OVERLEA, MD—The One Love Foundation has certified Dulaney, Hereford, Overlea, and Towson high schools as Champion Schools in recognition of their commitment, during the 2018-2019 school year, to healthy relationship education. One Love, a national nonprofit, provides relationship health education through workshops, curriculum, and peer-to-peer discussions. Each school implements One Love in its own way. In addition to monthly meetings, …

Baltimore County Opioid Response Working Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Opioid Response Working Group convened by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday issued its final report, which includes 11 recommendations to prevent addiction, expand access to treatment, and reduce overdose deaths. The recommendations fall into seven categories, including stigma, prevention, treatment, recovery, family support, criminal justice, and harm reduction. “Every overdose death means the loss of a …

Gov. Hogan names senior advisor Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. as chief legislative officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as his new chief legislative officer, succeeding Christopher Shank, who has served in the position since June 2016. Mitchell, a former Democratic delegate from Baltimore City, has held the post of senior adviser to the governor since the start of the administration. “Keiffer Mitchell’s whole life has been about …

Baltimore County announces $300,000 Hackerman Foundation grant to support cold case sexual assault investigations

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that the Hackerman Foundation has awarded $300,000 in grant funding to Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department to support cold case sexual assault investigations and improve current and future investigations. This new funding will support key recommendations from the Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force’s recently released final …

Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force issues final recommendations

TOWSON, MD—Following eight months of work, Baltimore County’s Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force on Friday released its final report reviewing Baltimore County’s current policies, outlining national best practices and issuing recommendations to improve Baltimore County’s system for investigating sexual assaults. Formed in February by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force was charged with reviewing practices …

Essex, Parkville women honored at Baltimore County ‘Woman of the Year’ event

On Thursday evening, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Commission for Women recognized three outstanding women at a ceremony in the County Council Chambers in the Historic Courthouse. The annual Woman of the Year awards are given to female Baltimore County residents who have enhanced the lives of others and made significant contributions to their community, workplace, …