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Baltimore County establishes working group on resource coordination to support victims of sexual exploitation, violence, domestic abuse

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced the creation of the new Working Group on Resource Coordination to Support Victims of Sexual Exploitation, Violence, and Domestic Abuse which will be tasked with making recommendations to bolster the County’s ongoing efforts to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence — and to prevent incidents from occurring in the first …


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Baltimore County announces commitment to complete testing of all GBMC slides by 2024 to support cold case sexual assault investigations [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Police Department Chief Robert McCullough on Wednesday announced a new commitment to aggressively expedite testing of cold case sexual assault forensic evidence preserved by GBMC since the 1970s. Baltimore County plans to complete testing of all remaining GBMC slide cases by the end of 2024 in order to support cold case investigations …


Governor Hogan announces more COVID testing sites, additional relief for hospitals, new antibody testing for nursing home residents [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to combat the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday highlighted encouraging trends among many key health metrics and announced additional COVID-19 actions. The governor also provided an update on the state’s efforts to procure additional rapid tests. “We are very encouraged by our substantially improving situation, but the …

Governor Hogan announces new vaccination protocols for Maryland nursing home, hospital workers [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to prioritize reducing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths among the most vulnerable residents, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced new vaccination protocols for all nursing home and hospital staff. Effective immediately, all employees of the state’s 227 nursing homes and all employees of Maryland hospitals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or …

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

Cedmont man arrested, charged with assaulting ex-wife in Towson

BALTIMORE, MD—A 28-year old man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his ex-wife. Kraun Lamont Carter, of the 4200-block of Glenarm Avenue (21206), was arrested in Towson on Thursday and charged with false imprisonment, first-degree assault, possession of a rifle by a felon, and other charges. Carter is accused of assaulting his ex-wife inside her apartment in the 700-block …

Kingsville teacher leads effort to donate pizzas to GBMC

KINGSVILLE, MD—A Kingsville teacher spearheaded an effort donate several pizzas and other assorted food items to several units at Greater Baltimore Medical Center this week. On Wednesday night, Margherita’s Pizza of Kingsville delivered food to five different units at GBMC. The effort was organized by local resident Amy DeNike, a Grade 3 teacher at Kingsville Elementary School. DeNike was voted …

Coronavirus at GBMC: 2 patients test positive [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Two patients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center have tested positive for coronavirus. The news was announced on Thursday by GBMC President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, who added that the two patients are recovering at home. “As President and CEO of the GBMC HealthCare System, it is critical for me to update you on the COVID-19 situation …