Volunteer Maryland accepting applications from Maryland nonprofits to host volunteers

Photo via AmeriCorps Facebook page

Maryland nonprofits can now apply to be assigned volunteers from Volunteer Maryland for the 2021-2022 service year.

Abell Foundation report examines digital disparities among Marylanders


At a time when virtual work and school are part of everyday life for many Marylanders, internet access is a basic necessity. But roughly 520,000 Maryland households lack high-speed internet at home, according to a new report by the Abell Foundation. 

BmoreArt’s Picks: January 19-25


Virtual Happy Hour: Clementine Hunter Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, January 19 • 5:30-6:30pm
presented by Nation Museum of Women in the Arts

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will celebrate self-taught artist Clementine Hunter’s birthday with a virtual happy hour. The latest in a popular series of creative ‘toasts’ to notable women artists, the event will feature artworks and stories about Hunter’s life. A local mixologist will teach participants how to craft a specialty drink in her honor.

Owner of Cross Keys brings in new tenants, selects partner for a 350-unit apartment building


New owners of The Village of Cross Keys have signed 15 leases since they took over last year, with first-time tenants including Calvert School; Monument Sotheby’s International Realty; Sandy Hillman Communications and the Baltimore School of Music.

In all, Caves Valley Partners has signed up 10 new tenants, renewed five leases, and has more retail and office transactions in the works, according to partner Arsh Mirmiran.

Maryland reports 53 additional coronavirus deaths, 1,972 new cases

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 Tuesday reported 53 more deaths related to coronavirus, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities to 6,476.

Frosh on Miller: “He was the master of the Senate”

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh was a member of the State Senate from 1995 to 2015, working closely with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller on some of the most defining issues affecting Marylanders — from protecting the environment to the death penalty. Miller died on Jan. 15 from cancer, and Baltimore Fishbowl asked Frosh, a prior chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, to recount some of his memories of working with Miller over decades. 

My first real meeting with Mike Miller was about 30 years ago. I was a lowly delegate.  He was President of the Senate.

Legal Fight Under Way Over Affordable Housing Project Some Say Threatens African American Community

Lennox Avenue in East Towson. Photo by John Lee.

The clash between residents of an historically African American neighborhood in East Towson and a developer of affordable housing is coming down to a final legal battle.

Hogan declares state of emergency ahead of presidential inauguration

Credit: Martin Falbisoner, via Wikimedia Commons.

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

Ravens to donate $500,000 for Owings Mills playground

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

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.