Business, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland 9-1-1 Board warns that 3G network cell phones may stop operating in 2022

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security systems. The nation’s three major …


Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Officials: Baltimore County 311 down again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 311 outage is once again affecting Baltimore County. On Wednesday morning, the county said that another Verizon outage was disrupting all 311 services. “We request your patience as we await resolution of this issue,” county officials said. “As a reminder, please do not call 911 for non-emergencies.” All 911 lines are currently fully operational. There has been no …


311 outage affecting Baltimore County

UPDATE: 311 service has been restored. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 311 outage is affecting Baltimore County. On Tuesday morning, the county said that, due to a regional Verizon outage, all 311 lines were down. “We request your patience as we await resolution of this issue,” Baltimore County officials said. “Please do not call 911 for non-emergency issues.” There …

Hotspot recall affects some Baltimore County Public Schools families

TOWSON, MD—Approximately 650 mobile hotspot devices being used by Baltimore County Public Schools’ families have been recalled by Verizon. During the past year, BCPS schools distributed 8,000 hotspots from multiple wireless carriers to families to provide internet access for virtual learning. Verizon has issued a nationwide recall of 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack hotspots, due to a small risk of overheating …

Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …

Rosedale cell phone store robbed, woman choked during assault

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two local crimes that were reported in recent days. At 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, a 42-year-old woman was sitting in a car with someone she knew only on a first-name basis in the area of Cynthia Terrace and Utrecht Road (21206), when a verbal argument escalated. The suspect began choking the woman almost to …

Kenwood sells White Marsh property for nearly 200% gain

NOTTINGHAM, MD—An affiliate of Kenwood Management Company, Kenwood Corporate Drive LLC, sold the property located at 8023 Corporate Drive in White Marsh for $3,000,000, or $316/sf. The property was acquired in 2016 as part of the portfolio Kenwood purchased from Corporate Office Property Trust for approximately $110/sf. This represents a gain of 187% in just over 4 years. Kenwood plans …

Maryland Public Service Commission prohibits utility shut-offs through November 15, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission, in an emergency action, has prohibited residential utility service terminations through November 15, 2020. Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order prohibiting service terminations and late fees is set to expire on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The Commission, which on Monday concluded hearings to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on customers and utility finances, …