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ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations fall for 31st straight day

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com zip code reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations had dropped for the 31st consecutive day. As of Saturday morning, there have been 66,450 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland.  The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.86%, a decrease from Friday’s 4.92%.  …


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DOJ announces $42 million in funding to combat illegal manufacture, distribution of methamphetamine, opioids

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice‘s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) on Wednesday announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids. In the District of Maryland, the Maryland State Police will receive $1,175,715 in federal funding to support investigations …


Five suspects arrested in connection with May shooting in Carney

CARNEY, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested five suspects – two adults and three juveniles – in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old man in Carney last month. At around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, officers were called to the 8900-block of Old Harford Road (21234) for a reported shooting. At the scene, officers found that an 18-year-old …

Olsaewski announces COVID-19 eviction prevention program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a new initiative to assist county residents who are in danger of eviction due to a COVID-19 related financial crisis. The program’s initial phase will provide $1 million in rental assistance to households at risk of losing their current housing when the state moratorium on evictions is lifted. “We are here …

Additional site added to BCPS mobile meal distribution program, effective Monday, June 8

TOWSON, MD—The Fleming Center in Dundalk has been added to the list of distribution locations for the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Mobile Meal Program, effective Monday, June 8. In addition, the times when meals will be distributed at Sollers Point Multipurpose Center have changed. At all sites, BCPS students will receive a breakfast, lunch, and snack on Monday through Wednesday. …

Attorney General Frosh urges Congress to give state attorneys general authority to investigate unconstitutional policing

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging Congress to expand federal law to give state attorneys general clear statutory authority to investigate patterns or practices of unconstitutional policing. In a letter issued to Congressional leadership, the coalition is asking Congress to expand the law enforcement misconduct section of the Violent …

Baltimore County seeking proposals for emergency food, shelter grants

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has issued a call for grant applications from county, community-based organizations that provide services related to food or shelter. The grants will be distributed as part of the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). “We know so many residents are struggling to address their families’ basic needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County …

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams issues statement regarding recent civil unrest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Monday issued the following statement to the BCPS community regarding recent civil unrest in local communities: “Weekly, I have been sending messages updating you on our COVID-19 response including our Continuity of Learning Plan, but this message is different and honestly, it is urgent. This communication is sent to …