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Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …


Education, Sci-Tech

Eastern Tech mathematics chair named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator

ESSEX, MD—Stacy Barry, a resource teacher in the BCPS Office of Innovation and Digital Safety, has been named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Education Technology (MSET), and Kimberly Burton-Regulski, mathematics department chair at Eastern Technical High School, has been named that group’s 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator. Both women will be honored at MSET’s Common …


MDTA implements electronic tolling statewide in response to COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—In response to Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order on Tuesday and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Maryland Transportation Authority will initiate statewide all-electronic (cashless) tolling effective at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon and until further notice. The MDTA will also close all E-ZPass® Maryland Customer Service Centers effective Wednesday, March 18, until further notice. To assist …

Maryland State Police to raise awareness on Safer Internet Day, urges digital safety for all ages

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit is working to raise awareness as to how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a global rally that aims to raise awareness …

MSDE: New interactive tool encourages parent/educator partnerships [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood has launched a new interactive tool on the Maryland Families Engage website; the virtual Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit. The goal of the new and improved Toolkit is to help teachers, providers, parents, and families build a network of community support and share best practices. The MSDE …

Baltimore County launches snow plow status tracking app

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has launched a new tool to help residents stay on top of the weather. During an active winter weather event, the new Snow Route Status application will display information regarding the salting/plowing status of snow routes in Baltimore County. The status of each snow route is represented by the following: Red – Salting and plowing not started …

Attorney General Frosh asks FTC to strengthen online protections for children

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and a bipartisan coalition of 25 state attorneys general this week submitted a comment letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile apps, and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to …

Parkville dentist arrested on child pornography charges

PARKVILLE, MD—A dentist who works in the Parkville area has been arrested on child pornography charges. On Monday, November 4, detectives with the Carroll County Advocacy and Investigations Center, along with members of the FBI’s Maryland Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, arrested Adam Vincent Slatniske, a 28-year-old male with a Sykesville address. The arrest followed an investigation that …