Business, Education, Health

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …


Crime, Police/Fire

Cedmont man arrested, charged with assaulting ex-wife in Towson

BALTIMORE, MD—A 28-year old man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his ex-wife. Kraun Lamont Carter, of the 4200-block of Glenarm Avenue (21206), was arrested in Towson on Thursday and charged with false imprisonment, first-degree assault, possession of a rifle by a felon, and other charges. Carter is accused of assaulting his ex-wife inside her apartment in the 700-block …


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 …

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 …