Education, Entertainment, Events

2022 BCPS Film Expo honors 17 projects from 11 schools

TOWSON, MD—The 2022 BCPS Film Expo event showcased films produced by Baltimore County Public Schools students from 11 schools. Held on May 17 at The Senator Theatre, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. In its seventh year, the competition attracted 158 film, GIF, and poster entries from six middle schools and 16 high schools. Seventeen …


Education, Health, Police/Fire, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …


Governor Hogan announces new Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Data Officer for State of Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced two major appointments to further the State of Maryland’s commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy. Laura Gomez-Martin will serve as the state’s first Chief Privacy Officer, while Patrick McLoughlin will serve as the state’s first Chief Data Officer. These appointments are the result of executive orders that Governor Hogan signed earlier this year …

State of Maryland, NSA announce new cybersecurity partnership

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the State of Maryland and the NSA have formed a new cybersecurity fellowship to share best practices and expertise. Fulfilling a commitment made earlier this year at the Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit, the NSA Department of Information Technology Fellow will advise the state on enterprise data practice, policies, standards, and security. NSA senior …

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to retire in spring 2022

BALTIMORE, MD—After three decades of transformational leadership at UMBC, President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. President Hrabowski is nationally celebrated for his results-driven commitment to inclusive excellence, collaborative approach to leadership, and mentorship that pairs high expectations with strong support. Through his time at UMBC, these qualities …

Baltimore County Police Department to graduate 157th recruit class

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s 157th Recruit Class will graduate on Friday, March 12th. The ceremony will be held in the Theatre at CCBC-Dundalk, located at 7200 Sollers Point Road (21222). Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join Chief Melissa R. Hyatt in addressing the recruit class. Chief Hyatt will be joined by Sheriff R. Jay Fisher, Baltimore County …

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …

State of Maryland launches outreach campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccine effort [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Friday launched its grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. The GoVAX campaign encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families, and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. A cross-section of trusted leaders, including Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, launched the campaign on Friday morning during …