Volunteers to sort and log items collected by Professor Trash Wheel

At a previous event, volunteers sort through trash and recyclables collected by a Baltimore’s trash wheel. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

If you’ve ever wondered what types of items end up in Baltimore’s trash wheels, your chance to find out is here.

Baltimore rallies for Roe: “Abortion is healthcare”

Protestors in front of the Edward A. Garmatz U.S. District Courthouse on Tuesday. Credit: Sarah Y. Kim/WYPR

Dozens of people in Baltimore rallied in front of the Edward A. Garmatz U.S. District Courthouse Tuesday night, protesting a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Amplify 2022 will connect business and nonprofit leaders from Baltimore and around the world

Baltimore Homecoming’s Amplify 2022 program will run from May 4-6. Image courtesy of Baltimore Homecoming.

The three-day Amplify 2022 program this week will feature a slate of speakers from political, business and cultural backgrounds; a Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship competition; field trips to local institutions; and more.

Baltimore County Council delays vote on controversial police accountability board

Baltimore County Council. Credit: John Lee

The Baltimore County Council put off for several weeks Monday night a vote on how it is going to set up a police accountability board.

New art installation in East Baltimore lights the way for better community connections

A new lighted art installation called The Beacon is part of a project to transform dark, unwelcoming underpasses in the area into links connecting East Baltimore neighborhoods. Photo by Adam DeRose.

Lit blue and amber to mirror the twilight, a new art installation in East Baltimore aims to make the area safer, more welcoming, and more visually appealing.

Mayor Brandon Scott joined elected officials, community leaders and residents Monday evening to celebrate and dedicate the 16 neon structures lining sidewalks of the Amtrack underpass along Gay Street between Wolfe and Ellsworth streets.

Parents hope to get their kids under 5 vaccinated by June

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.

Children under 5 could be getting their COVID-19 vaccines in June, when the FDA is set to make a decision on authorizing Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Applications for Baltimore’s guaranteed income pilot program open now through May 9


Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

Baltimore residents can apply now through May 9 to be one of the 200 young parents and guardians who will receive $1,000 per month as part of the city’s guaranteed income pilot program.

Johns Hopkins University adds a portrait of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings to its Homewood campus


Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (left), widow of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings, and artist Christopher Batten stand next to a portrait of Cummings in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University. Photo credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University.

Leaders of the Johns Hopkins University this week paid tribute to the late Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings by installing a portrait of him in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Cafe Hon will serve its last meal tonight, making way for a new concept by the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group


After 30 years and one week, Cafe Hon in Hampden is closing permanently tonight and taking its giant Pink Flamingo with it.

Howard County to revitalize county parks with $25.7 million investment


Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announces a $25.7 million investment in county parks at Blandair Regional Park April 28. Photo courtesy of Howard County Government.

New pickleball courts, basketball courts, bridges for hiking trails, and more will be constructed in Howard County with a $25.7 million investment in state and county funding for park improvements and projects. 

As Baltimore rebuilds from 2019 ransomware attack, is $10 million for a cure better than prevention?


Baltimore City Hall, which houses agencies that were impacted by the 2019 ransomware attack. (Photo by Flickr user David Kirsch, used under a Creative Commons license)

What does $10 million, committed for curing a city’s ransomware affliction, actually buy you?

AJ Nash, VP of intelligence at cybersecurity company ZeroFOX, says it depends on how you want to handle the situation. Firms can negotiate the ransom. For Baltimore, trying to recover from the devastating 2019 ransomware attack, that ransom was $76,000 worth of Bitcoin.

Village of Cross Keys developers pay tribute to the community’s original builder, James Rouse, on what would have been his 108th birthday


In front a plaque dedicated to James Rouse, the original developer of the Village of Cross Keys, stand local and state officials, developers and business leaders during a ceremony on Tuesday on what would have been Rouse’s 108th birthday. (Left to right) Ted Rouse, son of James Rouse; Betty Cooke, owner of The Store Ltd and an original/continuing tenant at Cross Keys; Del. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg; Del. Dalya Attar; Arsh Mirmiran, partner at Caves Valley Partners; Baltimore City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton; Patrick Terranova, development manager at Caves Valley Partners; and Del. D. Antonio Bridges. Photo courtesy of M. Brown Consultant.

The company working to revitalize the Village of Cross Keys paid tribute to original developer James Rouse this week by naming a building in his honor on what would have been his 108th birthday.

While Maryland enacts paid family and medical leave, Congress is stalled


Credit: Martin Falbisoner, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Chris Barylick

Capital News Service — Maryland earlier this month became the 10th state to create a paid family and medical leave program for workers, but Congress appears no nearer to enacting similar legislation.

Maryland approves funding to transform historic waterfront property in Annapolis into public park


Photo by Jody Couser, Chesapeake Conservancy via Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $5.2 million to advance the state’s commitment to buy a waterfront property near two historic beaches in Annapolis.

Federal government moving money-printing facility to Maryland


The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is relocating its currency printing plant to Beltsville, Maryland from its current location just south of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Image via Google Streetview.

By Ryan White

Capital News Service — The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing is relocating its currency printing plant from Washington to Beltsville, Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.