Business, Education, Sci-Tech

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, …


Crime, Police/Fire

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, …

Maryland launches statewide text-to-911 service [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Effective Thursday, August 20, 9-1-1 call centers across Maryland will begin accepting text messages via text-to-911 service. Customers of the three major wireless carriers (AT&T, former Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) who are enrolled in their carriers’ text messaging and/or data plan can send text messages to 9-1-1 in an emergency when they are unable to place a phone call. …

Rosedale Verizon store robbed, White Marsh hotel room burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22 and 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, an individual cut the lock on a storage unit at Extra Space Storage, located in the 6100-block of Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale (21237), in order to gain entry. The storage unit …

Verizon store, two Royal Farms stores robbed

Police are investigating four robberies that were reported over the past week. At just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, an individual entered the Royal Farms store located in the 8800-block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237) and robbed the store of cigarettes. At around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, a man said he was assaulted and robbed …

Nottingham residence burglarized, Verizon store robbed

Police are investigating two burglaries and a robbery that were reported over the past week. Between Wednesday, December 12, and Wednesday, December 26, at 3:30 p.m., an individual broke into a residence in the 8200-block of Cypress Mill Road (21236) and stole jewelry. At just after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, two individuals entered the Verizon Wireless store located in the …