Frostburg State University plans to offer a voluntary separation program to over 80 of the school’s faculty and staff members starting April 19 to shift some personnel funds into growing programs and technological needs at the school. The program ...Read More »
With a few notable exceptions, business owners in Maryland — especially small businesses and the hospitality industry, which was decimated nationwide by the coronavirus pandemic — are breathing a sigh of relief following the General Assembly session that concluded Monday. The business community’s first major ...Read More »
A swath of bills that aim to address health inequities in Maryland have successfully passed through the General Assembly this session, including legislation cementing pandemic telehealth expansions into law, a permanent revitalization of a major 2012 public health pilot and medical debt protections. The Preserve Telehealth ...Read More »
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore released its 2020 State of Downtown report on Tuesday, showing decreases in employment in Baltimore’s downtown, as well as increases in office vacancy rates throughout a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic struggles it introduced. ...Read More »
As universities around the country announce that students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can return to campus in the fall, Johns Hopkins University has become the first school in the state to announce its decision to mandate the vaccine, joining schools like Rutgers, Brown and ...Read More »
For Sliders Bar and Grille, a sports bar across the street from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, the Orioles’ home opener on Thursday was easily the busiest day since the start of the pandemic — especially impressive considering Sliders has been operating the ...Read More »
Baltimore Health Corps, a program launched in June that aimed to hire out-of-work Baltimoreans into public health jobs, released a preliminary report on Thursday outlining the program’s performance. The $12.4 million program, which was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and other private funders, along with city and CARES Act funds, aimed to hire ...Read More »
Maggie Osborn, a 30-year veteran of the philanthropic sector, will join the Maryland Philanthropy Network as the next CEO of the organization, which represents 115 foundations and other member organizations around the state. She succeeds Celeste Amato, who was the organization’s CEO for eight years and left ...Read More »
With the Maryland General Assembly session coming to an end, a top priority for the state’s business community — legislation to protect businesses from lawsuits claiming that a customer had caught the virus at those businesses — has failed to move past initial hearings in ...
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Advocates are once again renewing their efforts to get Maryland public schools to open back up for in-person classes, with over 500 health care professionals signing a letter to encouraging Gov. Larry Hogan and Jinlene Chan, Maryland’s acting health deputy for public health services, to expedite reopenings. “We ...
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