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City Schools Update: Distance Learning and Weekend Meals

Greetings City Schools Families, Message from CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises “I realize that the events of the past several weeks have been confusing and at times frightening. But I want you to know that we are doing everything we can to...

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand After cancelling Live Performances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, BCS to make a digital recording available for audiences Baltimore, MD, March 26, 2020---- Baltimore Center Stage has announced that the theater will...

Baltimore Mayor’s Race: Candidates Shift Strategies in Crisis

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Special to the AFRO The novel coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the city and postponed the mayoral primary, but inevitably Baltimore will have to choose a new mayor.   Gov. Larry Hogan has moved the primary...

Baltimore Bus Driver Positive for Coronavirus

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] According to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a Baltimore MTA bus driver has tested positive for the COVID-19. In response, the MTA has closed the Eastern Bus Division on Oldham Street, which affects the following...

Coronavirus Crisis: Baltimore Organizations Feed Thousands

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] City agencies have provided free food (see afro.com for a list of agencies providing food) for thousands of city residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. But, several private organizations have also stepped up...

Tonight at 6:15PM – City Council President Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19

Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Dial (855) 756 7520. Pin: 57975# BALTIMORE, MD (March 25, 2020) ⁠— Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will hold an interactive telephone town hall meeting on...

Mayor Releases Emergency Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to mitigate risk for individuals in...

Please Protect Pipes: Don’t Flush Wipes

By Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Matthew W. Garbark, today reminded citizens not to flush items down the toilet that do not belong there. "I realize that we are especially concerned...

Maryland Schools Closed, 4 More Weeks

By Brain Whitte Associated Press Maryland will keep its public schools closed for another four weeks through April 24 in response to the new coronavirus, the state’s superintendent of schools announced March 25. Karen Salmon said she made the decision with the...

BCPS Meal Distribution Extended Through Friday, April 24; Two More Meal Distribution Sites Added...

BCPS meal distribution extended through Friday, April 24; two more meal distribution sites added starting Thursday, March 26 New sites bring total to 50 locations TOWSON, MD. – In alignment with the state-mandated extended closure of school buildings, Baltimore County Public...

Mayor Young Approves COVID-19 Pandemic Mission Critical Stipend

PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Approves COVID-19 Pandemic Mission Critical Stipend BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the COVID-19 Pandemic Mission Critical Stipend. Baltimore City’s frontline public-facing employees, including firefighters, EMTs, and police officers, will receive an additional...

Art with a Heart Offering Home Art Kits for Enrichment While Social Distancing

Art with a Heart Offering Home Art Kits for Enrichment While Social Distancing Nonprofit inspiring community to “Innovate while we Hibernate” BALTIMORE (Mar. 25, 2020) – Research has found that 45 minutes of creative activity a day significantly lessens stress...

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