Business, Health, Politics

Olszewski announces grants to support Baltimore County-based farms in pandemic-related recovery efforts

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the availability of $500,000 in grant funding for Baltimore County-based farms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, made possible through the County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds, will assist with managing ongoing production challenges and offsetting the negative impacts of the pandemic. “The importance of Baltimore County’s farms – …


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Maryland state flag lowered to honor fallen Navy SEAL

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the life of Special Operator First Class Christopher J. Chambers. ​ Chambers was one of two Navy SEALs who were declared dead after they went missing while conducting an operation near Somalia on January 11th. Chambers, 37, and Special Operator Second Class Nathan …


Maryland Department of Health announces nearly $278,500 in grants to expand CenteringPregnancy sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday recognized Maternal Health Awareness Day with an announcement of nearly $278,500 in new grant money to expand CenteringPregnancy sites. The two-year $278,478 grant awarded to the Centering Healthcare Institute will expand to seven the number of CenteringPregnancy sites offering comprehensive prenatal care. The funding period will run through June 30, 2026. “Expanding …

Governor Moore announces $2.8 million in grants to enhance efforts to address Maryland’s nursing shortage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced $2.8 million in grants from the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Nurse Support Program II to help address the state’s nursing shortage. Through the New Nursing Faculty Fellowship and Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants for Practice and Dissertation Research, funding will help support the need for more nurse educators who are critical to getting students …

Tiara Booker-Dwyer selected as Chair of Board of Education of Baltimore County, Christina Pumphrey selected as Vice Chair

TOWSON, MD—On Tuesday, December 5, Tiara Booker-Dwyer was selected to serve as chair of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, while Christina Pumphrey was selected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one-year term. A resident of Owings Mills, Booker-Dwyer (Member At-Large) was appointed to the Board of Education in April 2023 by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. She …

WalletHub ranks 2024’s top 10 colleges & universities in Maryland [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on November 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing $27,940 – $57,570 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its 2024’s Best College & University Rankings report, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities. To help college-bound seniors make the most …

Governor Moore spotlights biotechnology, economic development during visit to University of Maryland BioPark

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week visited the University of Maryland BioPark for a discussion and tour focused on biotechnology, innovation and economic development. Governor Moore was joined by University of Maryland Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Biotechnology Innovation Organization Chief Executive Officer Rachel King; and numerous biotech and life sciences industry leaders to discuss opportunities for collaboration …

Governor Moore announces new annual record for Chesapeake Bay oyster planting

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that more than 1.7 billion new juvenile oysters have been planted on sanctuary and public oyster fishery sites in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay this year, surpassing an ambitious 2023 planting goal and setting a new annual record. The milestone means that the state has planted almost 7 billion oysters since launching its large-scale oyster …