Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland Tech Council receives $378,000 federal grant to aid Baltimore County businesses during COVID-19

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland Tech Council on Wednesday announced that it will receive a $378,000 federal CARES Act grant to significantly expand its Business Continuity Task Force to assist more entrepreneurs in Baltimore County as they navigate COVID-19’s economic impact. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant enables MTC to expand the task force’s mentoring services to tech …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

State officials release Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead on Thursday announced the release of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan (PDF) to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan in America to further …


Missing Rosedale woman found dead in Prince George’s County

ROSEDALE, MD—Authorities say a woman who was reported missing from the Rosedale area last week has been found deceased. Betty Defazio, 70, suffered from a cognitive disability and was last seen at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, at the Regal Inn. On Thursday morning, police said Defazio’s body had been found in Prince George’s County. No additional details have …

Maryland State Police arrest two, again, for copper wire thefts from light poles in Baltimore County

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police arrested two men on Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of copper wire from light poles along highways in Baltimore County. The accused are identified as Joseph Wetzel, 45, and Mark Brunelle, 53, both of Brooklyn, MD. Each are charged with four counts of felony theft, five counts of malicious destruction of property, and one …

Gov. Hogan directs MDH to offer appointment-free COVID-19 testing, allow testing without symptoms

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the state has reached a critical milestone, surpassing 200,000 COVID-19 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population. The state now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease, even if they do not have symptoms. With this progress, …