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Councilwoman Odette Ramos asks the public to skip Hampden’s ‘Miracle on 34th St.’


Today, Councilwoman Ramos announced an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the Miracle on 34th Street, located in her district.

Baltimore mayoral candidates to debate in NAACP forum Thursday, Oct. 22


The NAACP, in collaboration with AFRO News and WBAL, will host a virtual Mayoral Forum tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. All four mayoral candidates will participate in the forum, including Working Class candidate David Harding, Democratic nominee Brandon Scott, Independent candidate Bob Wallace and Republican nominee Shannon Wright.

The candidates will be joined by Baltimore activist Deray McKesson.

The debate is open to the public. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/2SGYSDg

The forum will also be streamed live on the NAACP Facebook page.

Maryland casinos’ September revenue up one percent from 2019 despite limited capacity due to COVID-19

Photo via Horseshoe Casino/Facebook

For the first time since their three-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Maryland’s six casinos have produced a year-over-year increase in gaming revenue.

State extends the deadline to apply for property tax credit


Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is extending the deadline to apply for 2020 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credits from October 1 to October 31.

TIME names JHU COVID-19 map creator to 100 Most Influential List for 2020


TIME named Johns Hopkins University professor Lauren Gardner to its 2020 list of the 100 most influential people in the world for developing the website that tracks the COVID-19 pandemic in near-real-time with reliable, independent data.

Gardner, a civil and systems engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering, led the team that built the COVID-19 Dashboard in late January. Since then, the dashboard has evolved into the leading source of centralized data on the pandemic, allowing governments, the media and the public to visualize and combat its rapid spread.

Towson restaurant Cunningham’s to change restaurant concept, expand cafe

Cunningham’s closes, effective today. A new concept will open in the spring.

Cunningham’s restaurant announced today that it will undergo a major rehaul this spring changing its name, look, and menu. Effective today, Cunningham’s, the restaurant, located at 1 Olympic Place in downtown Towson, will close and begin renovations to create a redesigned and rebranded restaurant.

Cunningham’s Cafe, located on the lower level, will remain open during renovations with a slight interruption to accommodate an expansion.

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Opens

The dining room at True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

The 150-seat True Chesapeake Oyster Company has opened at 3300 Clipper Mill Road in the renovated Whitehall Mill. At 4500 square feet, the restaurant encompasses two dining rooms with wraparound bars made of oyster shell, an elevated shucking station in weathered copper, an outdoor bar with patio seating, open kitchen, and wine cellar. Opening hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm-11pm. Free parking is available. Reservations available on Open Table or visit truechesapeake.com. Follow @TrueChesapeake on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

BUILD Calls on Corporate and Civic Sectors for a Radical Vision and Collective Leadership


The current scandals plaguing City Hall only highlight a more urgent truth: Baltimore has operated for too many years without a clear vision or strategy, one that is independent of changes in our political leadership.

The League for People with Disabilities Hosts FREE Family Fun Art Festival on 8/18


the league for people with disabilities The League for People with Disabilities, one of Maryland’s oldest non-profit organizations, will host a FREE Family Fun Art Festival on Saturday, August 18 from 11 am to 3 pm.  Held in partnership with Make Studios, Art with a Heart and Karina Association, this  event is open to the public and will include art activities for the whole family, group art projects, and more.  At the event, the Ellene “Brit” Christiansen Memorial Fund will be recognized.

Three Baltimore Design School Students Win Summer Scholarships in ‘Open Tank’ Makers Competition at Open Works


Open Works TMEPOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, eight teens culminated their 20-week Teen Maker Entrepreneur Program [TMEP] at Open Works – Baltimore  with the opportunity to win a summer scholarship to Open Works and continue their ‘making’ efforts while building their business.  This program was open to Baltimore City and County students ages 16 – 19.  Of the 16 applicants chosen, four Baltimore Design School (BDS) students were accepted into the program. Each of the three BDS students competing in the ‘Open Tank’ competition,  won scholarships.