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Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …


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Baltimore County Code Enforcement Work Group releases recommendations

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s Code Enforcement Work Group on Monday issued their report which includes recommendations to improve the County’s program in order to better serve County residents. “Residents deserve a strong quality of life in our neighborhoods, and code enforcement is an important way we can strengthen that quality of life,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We consistently hear …


WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations rise as mortality rates continue to drop

  NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state increased over the past week as statewide mortality rates continued to fall. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 16, 2020, there have been 134,329 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,013,107 …

MEMA prepares for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Maryland residents to participate in the The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill occurring across the country on October 15 at 10:15 a.m. Although the current pandemic has changed the way many Marylanders accomplish day-to-day activities, citizens can still participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut 2020 earthquake drill from home, work, or school. “Even …

State Fire Marshal provides Halloween safety tips for Marylanders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Even as parents and caregivers continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween is still one of the most exciting nights of the year. This year’s festivities will look a bit different and call for creative alternatives that are both fun and follow local COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.  Regardless of how Marylanders choose to celebrate this Halloween, State Fire Marshal …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations increase as mortality rates continue to drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state ticked higher over the past week as statewide mortality rates continued to fall. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 9, 2020, there have been 130,159 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,829,843 …

Seneca recalls cinnamon apple chips due to possible Salmonella risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Seneca Snack Company, a Washington Corporation, is announcing a voluntary recall of Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy’s Cinnamon Apple Chips due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates remain below 5%

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on  Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall as the state’s overall positivity rate remains below 5%. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 2, 2020, there have been 126,222 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,660,800 tests. …