Award-winning authors & middle schoolers to address racial justice, peace and more at panel discussion

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D. Watkins
D. Watkins will participate tomorrow in a panel discussion with Baltimore middle schoolers on the topic of social justice. Photo via d-watkins.com

One Book Baltimore will host tomorrow at 10 a.m. virtual community conversations between 300 middle schoolers and award-winning authors, including locals D. Watkins and Wes Moore, around the topics of social unrest, crime, inequality, and racial violence.

In 2020, Maryland saw most VC funding dollars since 2001

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Venture capitalists invested $1.159 billion into Maryland companies, according to data from the MoneyTree Report by PwC/CB Insights. It marks the third-highest VC dollar total in a year since 2000 and the highest since 2001.

Behind on Your Utility Bill? Have a Turn-Off Notice? Here’s What To Do

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Maryland utilities have sent out hundreds of thousands of utility bill Turn-Off notices. There is help.

If your utility bill’s past due balance is adding up during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Here’s some good news: Maryland and the regulated utilities — like BGE, Pepco, and Delmarva — took decisive steps to help residential customers. Managing the process can be tricky, so we’ve gathered the inside scoop to keep your power on and ease your family’s energy burdens.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: MLK Lecture; Livestream Concerts; Bengie’s Double Feature

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On MLK weekend, celebrate the legacy of civil rights, or virtually attend a lecture on race in America today. Elsewhere, there are a few livestream concerts from local musicians and venues. Or, if you’re seeking escapism, take a virtual tour of the Cloisters.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations drop by 86 patients

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland officials on Thursday reported 86 fewer people currently hospitalized with coronavirus compared to Wednesday.

Of the state’s 1,843 current COVID-19 hospital patients, 1,418 are in acute care and 425 are in intensive care.

New restaurant Bar One to open in Gordon Biersch Brewery space

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Bar One will take up space previously occupied by Gordon Biersch in Harbor East. Image via Google Street View.

Bar ONE, a Miami-based restaurant, will open its first Baltimore location in Harbor East. The “upscale restaurant and lounge” serves Afro-Caribbean and Southern-inspired cuisine.

Bar ONE at Harbor East is projected to open in the first quarter of 2021.