Articles by Maryam Shahzad

January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Looking for Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, has initiated Phase 3 for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.  It is the fifth candidate to reach Phase 3 in the U.S., after Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen. Novavax is looking for volunteers to participate in vaccine trials, particularly those who are part of at-risk populations like Hispanics, […]

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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Maryland Will Enter Vaccination Phase 1B Next Week 

Maryland will begin Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Phase 1B includes: – Residents ages 75+ – Residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for those with developmental disabilities – K-12 teachers and support staff, childcare providers Hogan also announced […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. Andy Harris Skipped Impeachment Vote; Says He Would’ve Voted Nay

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD. 1) skipped Wednesday’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The impeachment passed in the House 232 to 197; 10 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting in favor of impeachment. The impeachment process will now move to the Senate. Reps. Kay Granger (R-TX. 12), Gregory Murphy (R-NC. 3) and Daniel Webster […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 14, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. State Press Conference: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is holding a press conference today at 5:00 p.m. to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. View it here on YouTube. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro to Close 13 Stations Ahead of Inauguration Day

Metro announced service adjustments, including the closure of 13 rail stations, inside the expanded Inauguration security perimeter ahead of the event next Wednesday. The following rail stations will be closed beginning Friday through end-of-service Thursday, Jan. 21 (Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed beginning Saturday): Red Line: Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 13, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Conversation About Recovery: Montgomery County invites residents to join a community conversation focused on addiction and recovery at 6 p.m. You can join on Teams Live or watch live on County Cable Montgomery and the county’s Facebook page. More […]

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January 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Expects to Receive Only Half of COVID-19 Vaccines Requested This Week

Montgomery County officials expect to receive about half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses they requested for this week, Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said during a council meeting Tuesday. County Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested about 12,000 doses this week, however the county was allotted 6,700 as of Tuesday morning, Bridgers said. […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: State House Bulking Up Security as FBI Warns of Armed Demonstrations

Maryland State Police (MSP) is aware of online information about possible armed protests at state capitols, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. An internal FBI memo warns that armed demonstrations are being planned at all 50 state capitols and may begin this weekend, The Associated Press reported Monday. According to the AP, the memo reads: […]

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