Mayor Brandon Scott announced Baltimore City recycling curbside pickup services will resume next Tuesday, ending a six-month suspension first enacted due to COVID-19 outbreaks among crews that led to a shortage of workers.
The Aug. 10 explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two people, injured seven and reduced three rowhomes to rubble was due to a “large natural gas buildup” ignited by a stove, city officials said Tuesday morning.
Nursing home residents and staff are among the first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. But in Maryland, many nursing homes have not used a majority of their allocated doses.
Baltimore County has received more than 11,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines thus far, and County Executive Johnny Olszewski promised Thursday that “no vaccine will go to waste.”
Gov. Larry Hogan announced today another special enrollment period for health insurance, opening just weeks after an earlier enrollment period closed in December.
Of course, a story about COVID-19 tops our list of 2020 most-read stories, according to Google Analytics. The coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed our consciousness in 2020 and it seemed there was little else to talk or think about. Our interests followed suit with stories about the fallout of the pandemic, such as store and restaurant closings and hot real estate properties for sale, also topping the list.
In Australia, John Waters is gearing up for a concert tour in which he’ll sing favorites by John Lennon, starting at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in North Sydney.
In Ireland, John Waters is leading an anti-masker brigade of protesters who resist wearing face coverings in a pandemic and challenge government lockdowns.
And in the United States, John Waters just donated his private art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art, released his Artforum list of the Best Films of 2020 and sent out his Christmas cards, this year showing him poking himself in the eye with a candy cane.
Vaccinations at nursing homes started today at Franklin Woods Center in Baltimore County. In preparation for Phase 1A of the state’s vaccination plan, the Maryland Department of Health signed up every nursing home and assisted living facility statewide for this program.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was granted emergency use authorization by the FDA on Friday, has begun shipping to recipients in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan announced today.
Maryland’s total allotment now includes more than 191,000 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Capital News Service – A year ago, Katherine Banegas-Bonilla, 17, had to worry only about managing her classes at Baltimore City College, one of Baltimore’s top high schools. Now, the pandemic has forced her to be a short-order cook, housekeeper, laundry supervisor, tutor, translator, tech consultant, babysitter — actually, a third parent.
Most days, she’s fine with the work. It’s just how her life is these days.