Politics & Business

Ravens to donate $500,000 for Owings Mills playground

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The entrance to Northwest Regional Park in Owings Mills, the future home to a new playground that will be funded in part by a $500,000 donation from the Baltimore Ravens. Image via Google Streetview.

The Baltimore Ravens have committed $500,000 to help build a playground near the team’s training facility and headquarters in Owings Mills, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced Friday.

Maryland awards $30M to entertainment venues, promoters

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Image via Baltimore Center Stage’s Facebook page.

Maryland is awarding $30 million to more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.

Maryland reports 45 more coronavirus deaths as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise slightly

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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.

Maryland reported 45 additional deaths on Friday, raising the state’s total number of coronavirus fatalities to 6,322.

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.

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.

As Ravens and Bills prepare for game Saturday, two hometown breweries make a friendly wager

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As the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills prepare to face off Saturday, Diamondback Brewing in Baltimore and Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo have made a friendly wager. Photo via Diamondback Brewing/Instagram.

When the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills face off on Saturday, so too will a pair of breweries in the football teams’ respective hometowns.

Baltimore City recycling to resume Jan. 19

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Trash cans and recycling bins sit in an alleyway in Baltimore. Photo credit: Emily Sullivan for WYPR.

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.

Lawmakers to introduce housing justice package this legislative session

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As Maryland’s annual General Assembly session opens Wednesday, a coalition of lawmakers and advocates are pushing a package of bills that would provide relief to tenants and homeowners hurt by the pandemic.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations decrease slightly after three-day increase

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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.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly on Wednesday after increasing for three consecutive days.

State confirms two cases of the variant strain of Coronavirus in Maryland

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The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Maryland residents caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 variant strain commonly known as B-117.

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