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Maryland authorities seize domain names of fraudulent COVID-19 treatment websites

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “remdesivirmx.com,” which purported to sell and distribute Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of the COVID-19 virus, in Mexico. However, the website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site for fraudulent purposes, including phishing …


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Baltimore County, BGE to bring electric vehicle charging stations to Perry Hall, Carney

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In the latest effort to promote sustainability, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company on Monday announced a partnership to install 28 electric vehicle charging stations on public sites across Baltimore County. “Expanding access to EV chargers in public locations across Baltimore County will be essential in supporting our long-term efforts to increase the number …


Baltimore County launches 2021 comprehensive Public Safety Data Dashboard

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday released a new comprehensive 2021 Public Safety Data Dashboard, where residents can view detailed information about crime. “Data-driven policing is an important tool in keeping our communities safe, helping to identify emerging trends and preventing crime,” said Olszewski. “This new dashboard represents another important step forward in creating a culture of …

Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to increase internet access during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students attending school remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the FCC asked for comment on petitions urging the commission to temporarily waive some restrictions on its E-Rate program. Specifically, …

Maryland Department of Labor: Direct deposit will be available for unemployment insurance claimants in April

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Tuesday announced that Maryland’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving their benefit payments via direct deposit beginning in April. The transition from Bank of America debit cards to direct deposit comes as a result of a new contract with Wells Fargo. “Maryland’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving their benefit …

BGE warns of phone scammers using COVID-19 pandemic to deceive customers [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE officials say they’ve recently seen increases in reports where scammers attempt to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick utility customers. BGE says these individuals call customers and falsely claim that their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different …

BCPS students, parents invited to virtual information session on applying to college

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will hold a virtual information session on applying to college. The online event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Stephanie Campbell, a BCPS college counselor, will host the session to assist Grade 10 and 11 students and their parents/caregivers in preparing for the college application process. The session will …

Korean percussionist Kim So Ra to perform, talk with BCPS students on Wednesday

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Korean percussionist Kim So Ra will join with Baltimore County Public Schools students on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. The online event is free and open to all. Officials say that students using Chromebooks can access this Zoom event. After clicking the link to enter the event, they should not choose to “Add Zoom to …