Mayor Young says he sees no need for curfew, citing peaceful protests

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At a press conference called to laud the peaceful demonstrations from protesters and “restraint” shown by police, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he hasn’t seen a need to institute a curfew in Baltimore.

Baltimoreans share why they protest the death of George Floyd

Baltimore demonstrators march on the Jones Falls Expressway on Monday as they protest police brutality and white supremacy. Photo by Jaisal Noor.

Darlene Cain’s son, Dale Graham, was killed by Baltimore City police in 2008.

Twelve years later, Cain is continuing to fight for justice for families who have lost their loved ones to police brutality and other forms of violence, and to ensure that others do not meet a similar fate.

“There are men and women, young and old, who lost their life to police, been beaten down,” she said. “We’re just tired and we’re just ready–ready to take action and to get laws changed.”

Cain, 59, joined thousands of protesters in Baltimore on Monday for a youth-led march against police brutality and white supremacy–the fourth day of local protests in the city as part of a nationwide movement that was sparked by the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.

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JCC Announces Initial Reopening Plans


As Maryland completes Phase One of Governor Larry Hogan’s plan to reopen businesses previously shuttered in response to the coronavirus, the JCC announced it will begin offering select recreational programs to its members.

Adhering to the most stringent local and safety protocols, beginning this June, the JCC will provide outdoor fitness activities on a limited basis at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC campus. This includes group fitness classes, personal training and individual workouts.

All fitness activities will be open to members over the age of 16 and held under shaded structures on the JCC’s outdoor fields to provide ample space for social distancing.

The J operations team also is gearing up to open the Aquatics Park in the coming weeks with all health and safety protocols in place.

John Waters unveils his own line of face masks and other merchandise

Filmmaker and writer John Waters models a face mask with his likeness outside Atomic Books. Credit: Rachel Whang.

Filmmaker and writer John Waters is making a splash in the public health arena with a line of face masks to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic, including one with his signature pencil moustache.

Waters recently joined a California-based company to offer officially licensed John Waters themed-merchandise, including washable cotton masks displaying an image of the lower half of his face.

Luke Broadwater is heading to The New York Times to cover Congress

Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Luke Broadwater, a journalist who has reported on local and state politics at The Sun for most of the last decade, is leaving the city’s daily newspaper to cover Congress for The New York Times.

Broadwater, who wrote the first in a series of stories on former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” scandal that earned the paper a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year, says he starts at the Times’ D.C. bureau on June 8, joining a team of four other reporters covering Capitol Hill.

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease for sixth day

This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The number of Marylanders hospitalized from coronavirus has decreased for the sixth consecutive day, state data show.

After rising to 1,338 on May 27, COVID-19 hospitalizations are now at 1,148 as of Tuesday morning.

At least 54,175 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19, while 261,640 have tested negative. The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 848, an increase of about 1.6 percent.

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