Business, Events

Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation commemorates Memorial Day around town

PARKVILLE, MD—This was a Memorial Day like no other, but that didn’t stop Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation from remembering the fallen – with social distancing measures in place. The foundation, along with Maryland’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial made stops at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Middle River, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Towson, the World War I Memorial in Towson, …


Events, Health, Politics

Flags to be lowered this weekend to honor COVID-19 victims

WASHINGTON, DC—All flags will be flown at half-staff this Memorial Day weekend. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation directing U.S. flags to be lowered nationwide from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, 2020, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all …


No trash, recycling collection on Memorial Day; drop-off centers closed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County government trash, recycling, or yard materials collection will be adjusted on Monday, May 25, 2020 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. Residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that contain a collection holiday. Schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police troopers from all 23 barracks and from divisions not normally assigned to road patrol will be involved in targeted traffic safety initiatives through the Memorial Day weekend as part of their continuing effort to reduce speeding and address aggressive and impaired driving on Maryland roads. Authorities say the priority of every uniformed state trooper on patrol …

President Trump to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry on Memorial Day

BALTIMORE, MD—The President of the United States will visit Baltimore next week. White House officials say President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry on Monday “to honor the American heroes who have sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.” The historic site is where Francis Scott Key …

Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …

Flags to fly at half-staff on Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Flags will be flying at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Office of the Maryland Secretary of State reports that President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, on Friday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered …

Towson Fourth of July Parade cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—The 2020 Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled, officials announced on Monday afternoon. Just days after it was announced that the annual Towson fireworks display would be cancelled, parade officials have followed suit. “We are very disappointed that we are going to have to cancel the Towson 4th of July Parade and Race due to the Covid …