Business, Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …


Education, Entertainment, Events, Sci-Tech

Korean percussionist Kim So Ra to perform, talk with BCPS students on Wednesday

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Korean percussionist Kim So Ra will join with Baltimore County Public Schools students on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. The online event is free and open to all. Officials say that students using Chromebooks can access this Zoom event. After clicking the link to enter the event, they should not choose to “Add Zoom to …


Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …

Celebrate ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ virtually with Baltimore County Public Library

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library is inviting residents to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021…virtually. Library branches will celebrate “Noon Year’s Eve” on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Participants will make crafts, read stories, sing songs, and ring in the new year at noon. From BCPL: “Pick up a special Noon Year’s Eve …

Inspector General unable to determine source of pornographic noises heard during Baltimore County School Board meeting

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Tuesday issued the following statement from the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education regarding the board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020: “On October 15, 2020, the Board Officers, in consultation with the Superintendent and Board counsel, requested …

Councilman Marks to hold online discussion on trash, recycling

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will sponsor an online discussion to allow residents to ask questions about trash and recycling. The guest will be Scott Krell from Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd at 3 p.m. and last for one hour. The event can be accessed through Zoom via …

Baltimore County Dept. of Aging offering ‘Virtual Senior Center’ programming to provide connection for older adults amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—As Baltimore County continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Aging has taken steps to implement “virtual senior center” programming to provide important connections and resources for Baltimore County’s older adults. “Our senior centers fill an important role in the lives of so many of Baltimore County’s older adults. During this unprecedented time, we’re doing …