Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland Tech Council receives $378,000 federal grant to aid Baltimore County businesses during COVID-19

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland Tech Council on Wednesday announced that it will receive a $378,000 federal CARES Act grant to significantly expand its Business Continuity Task Force to assist more entrepreneurs in Baltimore County as they navigate COVID-19’s economic impact. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant enables MTC to expand the task force’s mentoring services to tech …


Crime, Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes 3 additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized three additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments. Authorities have seized “healthbridgescience.com,” “global-pandemic-vaccines.com,” and “genobioscience.com,” all of which purported to be the websites of actual biotechnology companies developing treatments for the COVID-19 virus but instead were allegedly used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the …


MEMA launches MdReady WebApp during Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to practice what to do in the event of a tornado as part of Severe Storms Awareness Week, April 5-9, 2021. MEMA is also launching a new mobile website application during the week. The MdReady WebApp replaces the existing Maryland Prepares App and provides instant access to a wide array of …

Baltimore County launches online appointment registry portal for senior food distribution, career center services

NOTTINGHAM, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the addition of a new online registration system to support Baltimore County services, beginning with ongoing senior food distribution and virtual career center services. Additional online registration portals across departments will be introduced in the coming weeks and months. “This crisis has upended life in countless ways, and it requires our County …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County economic recovery roundtables

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced a series of roundtable discussions focused on Baltimore County’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This pandemic has forced us to creatively rethink how government can best provide services to our families and businesses. As we plan our recovery, we must continue working together not just to rebuild our economy—but improve …

Baltimore County to align with Maryland’s latest actions, ease restrictions

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County will align with state of Maryland’s latest actions which, effective Friday, March 12th at 5:00 p.m., will: Lift capacity limits on outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments; Permit large outdoor and indoor venues, includes theaters; concert, convention, and wedding venues; racing …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Offices seizes fifth domain name in COVID-19 treatment scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized a fifth domain name, “usaregenermedicals.com,” which purported to sell and distribute REGEN-COV2, an antibody drug cocktail approved for the treatment of COVID-19 virus. The website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site, in order to use …

MEMA launches revamped COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency on Monday unveiled a revamped and redesigned rumor control page that will help visitors more easily find accurate information related to the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccinations. It will also allow users to quickly check the accuracy of potential disinformation, misinformation, and rumors. The new page can be found online here and at https://bit.ly/Md-Covid19-Rumors. Visitors …