Governor Moore announces Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program to provide temporary cash assistance for eligible workers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Friday announced the start of the Port of Baltimore Worker Support Program, which will provide temporary cash assistance to eligible workers who have lost income and work hours due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. The $15 million program, established through executive order and authorized by the Maryland Protecting Opportunities and Regional Trade (PORT) […]

Baltimore County Council considers new legislation to confirm County Executive’s planning board picks

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council is taking steps to secure more control over the County Executive’s planning board picks. The council is considering legislation that would require the County Executive’s picks for the planning board to be confirmed by the full County Council. The planning board is currently composed of 15 members, with eight of them appointed by the County […]

BCPS names Teacher of the Year, Essex educator named Principal of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have named their 2024-25 Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, and Assistant Principal of the Year. Stephanie Gerhold, an English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Woodlawn Middle School, has been named Teacher of the Year for BCPS. The award was announced on Thursday, April 18, 2024, during a gala at […]

Fire reported at Target in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crews are responding to a reported fire at the Target on Campbell Boulevard. At just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that units were responding to a fire in the “seasonal” section of the store. WMVFC reports that the fire was intentionally set and had been extinguished with fire extinguishers prior to their […]

DOT, Maryland Attorney General’s Office partner to streamline air travel complaint resolution process

BALTIMORE, MD—To address the ever-increasing number of consumer complaints regarding flights disruptions, baggage delays, and lost or delayed flights, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office have established a memorandum of understanding (PDF) to streamline the process of reviewing and resolving these complaints. The new collaboration between the two parties will result in a more […]

Salmonella outbreak linked to organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s

BALTIMORE, MD—A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections has been linked to organic basil packaged in 2.5-oz clamshell containers sold at Trader Joe’s stores. The CDC says 12 people from seven states have been infected, with seven of eight cases reporting exposure to fresh organic basil purchased from Trader Joe’s before becoming ill. The products came from Miami, Florida-based Infinite Herbs, […]

Maryland State Police seeking high school, college students for annual leadership seminar

SYKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials are now accepting applications for the fourth annual Leadership and Career Development Seminar. This event offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about the State Police as a potential career choice. The three-day program will run from July 12-14, 2024, and will be held at the Maryland State Police Training Academy in Sykesville. […]