Access to formula a long time problem in Baltimore

Infant formula at Kroger. Photo credit: ParentingPatch/Wikimedia Commons
As a nationwide formula shortage continues to wreak havoc on families with children, some in the Baltimore area are turning to one another for help navigating the crisis.

Hot Plate: Preakness provisions, spring dinner at Atwater’s, Biggie brunch at Sally O’s and more

Black-Eyed Susans are the drink of choice this week, as Baltimore hosts the 147th Preakness Stakes.
From beef and benefits to Black-Eyed Susans and Biggie Smalls, the Baltimore culinary scene is buzzing this week. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Baltimore works to expand bicycle infrastructure as city celebrates Bike to Work Day

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott highlights the benefits of bicycling during Bike to Work Day on Friday. Screenshot via Charm TV Baltimore/Facebook Live.
City officials encouraged Baltimoreans to ride bicycles to their jobs, school and other destinations to mark the city’s 25th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday. Mayor Brandon Scott said during a press conference Friday morning that the city is working to make it easier for residents to get around Baltimore without a car.

Audit: City not ‘efficiently and effectively’ serving homeless Baltimoreans

Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr
Baltimore City government has been unable to “efficiently and effectively” serve the nearly 12,000 homeless individuals who live in the city, according to an audit report by the comptroller’s office. The audit found the median time for the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) to move a homeless client from application to permanent housing is 158 days – more than 5 times longer than the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s goal of 30 days.

In Perspective: Building Strong Communities in Baltimore City

On May 26, join The Associated to hear the City’s plan for neighborhood growth and to discuss how current and future projects through CHAI and the Museum will strengthen the neighborhoods of Central Park Heights, Pimlico and Jonestown.

Baltimore County Council says BCPS is flunking transportation

Image courtesy of Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Council members say the school system’s handling of its buses is a failure. They say buses are arriving late or not at all and they are hearing about it from constituents.