Maryland receives EPA grant to enhance wetlands

Photo by Timothy Pohlhaus/Flickr

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday awarded Maryland $144,202 towards the state’s wetlands program.

Maryland lawmakers join voting rights advocates in push to change proposed Baltimore County redistricting plan

NAACP-ACLU Alternative Redistricting Proposal for Baltimore County, from Sept. 29 ACLU press release.

State lawmakers have joined the ACLU of Maryland and the Baltimore County NAACP in calling for changes to the redistricting plan proposed by the Baltimore County Redistricting Commission. 

Towson Loop circulator buses begin service today

The Towson Loop, the new free-to-ride circulator bus service, began running Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Baltimore County Government.

Ahead of the launch of Towson’s new free circulator buses Tuesday, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. signaled that the Towson Loop project will be the first of many improvements to the county’s transportation services.

Johns Hopkins releases new data maps on COVID-19 in Native communities

Map of Tribal Land COVID-19 Data from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Yesterday, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center launched new maps and data tracking the impact of COVID-19 in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. 

Chef Carlos Raba of Clavel is planning his first venture in Baltimore County

Chef Carlos Raba of Clavel in Remington will open his first Baltimore County venture, a taqueria at the historic Stoneleigh Community Building. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Longtime Stoneleigh and Rodgers Forge residents may remember the commercial building at York Road and Regester Avenue as the home of Purdum Pharmacy, a no-frills drug store where penny candy really only cost a penny. In recent years, it housed a dry-cleaning establishment on the south end.

What’s the Diff Between Community Solar & Third-Party ‘Green’ Energy?

Like sunflowers, these solar panels at a new solar farm in Howard County, track the sun all day to maximize energy production. Photo credit: Shan Gordon.

Consumers today have more renewable choices for their home energy, like community solar and third-party energy, if solar panels are a no-go at your place.

Community solar and third-party energy are different products and by far, the top question asked about both of these “renewable energy” options is how does the renewable energy get to my house? 

Rabies: Animal bites can come at a price

Healthy bat hanging in a cave in Round Top Mines in Maryland, in 2019. Bats have been known to carry the rabies virus and any encounter is cause for medical treatment. Photo by Daniel Feller/Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Capital News Service — In 2016, Nicholas Fletcher said, he was in the process of moving out of his Baltimore home when several bats migrating from his neighbor’s bat-infested house swept in through the chimney and into his basement.

As Fletcher was ushering the winged creatures from his home, he was bitten on his left foot leaving a faint but potentially life-threatening red mark.

Baltimore’s newest work of public art is a pig-shaped weathervane sculpture

Photo by Ed Gunts.

When some residents of Baltimore’s Pigtown community first suggested the area should have a gateway sculpture to welcome visitors, skeptics said that would happen “when pigs fly.”

Seven years later, the community is celebrating the completion of “Pigtown,” a 36-foot-tall, pig-shaped weathervane sculpture that marks a gateway to the Pigtown community in southwest Baltimore while also showing which way the wind is blowing.

Johns Hopkins Club contents go up for auction as the building undergoes ‘major’ renovation

The north facade of the Johns Hopkins Club. Photo credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University.

Want a souvenir from The Johns Hopkins Club?

Starting Friday, Alex Cooper Auctioneers will be selling furniture, artwork and other items from the club as the Johns Hopkins University moves ahead with a “major” renovation of its longtime building on the Homewood campus.

Coronavirus weekly recap (Oct. 2 – Oct. 8): Maryland has administered nearly 140K booster shots

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.

A total of 139,037 COVID-19 booster shots have been administered to Marylanders as of Friday morning.