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Public health alert issued for frozen raw breaded stuffed chicken products due to possible Salmonella contamination

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella Enteritidis that may be associated with frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products. These items may be labeled “chicken cordon bleu”, chicken with “broccoli and cheese”, or “chicken Kiev”. This public health alert is …


Business, Family, Health

Accelerated reopening schedule announced for Parkville, Seven Oaks Senior Centers

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Following new public health guidance and updates to statewide restrictions, Baltimore County on Tuesday announced an accelerated timeline for reopening the County’s largest senior centers. These changes come as a significant portion of Baltimore County’s older adults are now vaccinated. According to state data, 86 percent of residents ages 65-69, 94 percent of residents ages 70-74, and 98 percent …


AAA: Over 800,000 Marylanders expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—AAA expects a significant rebound in travel this summer, as evidenced by the results of an exclusive survey of Marylanders that reveals 63% of respondents are considering or planning to take a trip this summer, and AAA Travel is already seeing an increase in bookings that reflects the renewed enthusiasm. “Optimism coinciding with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and growing …

BCPS students can return to four days of in-person learning each week beginning Monday

TOWSON, MD—Improved health metrics will allow Baltimore County Public Schools to open school buildings to all students for four days per week of in-person learning beginning this Monday, May 24, officials announced on Wednesday night. ”Secondary schools have been engaging in outreach efforts to invite as many students as possible,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “As we continue …

Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …

Baltimore County announces senior center reopening plans

UPDATE: Baltimore County has announced an accelerated reopening schedule for the County’s largest senior centers. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—After a 14-month hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Department of Aging on Thursday announced that beginning Monday, May 10, nine of the County’s largest senior centers will host orientations in advance of reopening for limited programming later this …

Maryland reports biggest drop in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Johnson & Johnson vaccine reintroduced

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 metrics are among the best in the country. Maryland saw a 43% drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past week—the biggest drop in the country.  According to the Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Maryland also has the lowest transmission rate in the country, and is the only state …

Baltimore County Public Schools to expand in-person learning for some students

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As early as May 10, Baltimore County Public Schools will offer identified students the opportunity for four in-person learning days per week, an increase from two in-person learning days.  Families may continue to choose five days of virtual learning. For all students on Wednesdays, teachers will continue to provide virtual learning in addition to the opportunity to meet with small …