Baltimore

February 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland’s First Two Mass Vaccination Sites Now Open

The state of Maryland recently opened its first two mass vaccination sites on Friday. The sites are located at the Six Flags America in Prince George’s County and at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) in Baltimore City. “[Friday marked] the beginning of mass vaccination in the state of Maryland, and another critical step […]

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January 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘To Every Corner of Every Community’: Hogan Launches Vaccine Confidence Campaign

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has launched GoVAX: Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine confidence campaign. Hogan called the effort an “aggressive, grassroots public outreach campaign” to encourage vaccine confidence and urge residents to get vaccinated when it’s their turn and doses are available. “Over the next several months, we will be taking this campaign to every corner of […]

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August 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

All Maryland Jurisdictions Reporting COVID-19 Positivity Rates Lower Than 5%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,264 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.44% increase from the 19,180 cases reported Wednesday. Since the first case in March, 775 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Wednesday, according to the […]

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August 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Seven-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than 11 Maryland Jurisdictions

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,180 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.27% increase from the 19,127 cases reported Tuesday. Since the first case in March, 774 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Tuesday, according to the […]

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August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County 7-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than Statewide Average

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 18,819 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.36% increase from the 18,752 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 769 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Thursday, according to the […]

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August 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Chef José Andrés Takes Non-Profit to Baltimore and Lebanon

Chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés brought his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) to Baltimore to feed residents after a house explosion Monday killed two people and damaged many homes. WCK’s @kwamerose reporting in late last night from Baltimore where search & rescue crews continue to look for those missing. We served 600 meals last […]

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July 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispano Enfrenta Cargos de Homicidio en Relación con la Muerte de su Padre

Un hombre hispano de Damascus fue arrestado y acusado de disparar fatalmente a su padre, el martes por la mañana. En un comunicado emitido el miércoles 22, El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery dice que Jesse Jiménez, de 24 años, residente de Damascus, ha sido acusado “del asesinato en primer grado de su […]

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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Damascus Man Faces Homicide Charges in Connection to His Father’s Death

Update (July 22): A Damascus man has been arrested and charged for fatally shooting his father Tuesday morning. Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying 24-year-old Jesse Jimenez of Damascus has been charged “with the first-degree murder of his father, 46-year-old Macklin Jimenez.” Both men lived in the same household on Gue […]

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June 17, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Hogan to Time Magazine: Defunding Police is a ‘Terrible Idea’

Governor Larry Hogan, during an interview for Time Magazine’s Time100 Talks on June 11, said that defunding the police was “a terrible idea.” The statement was made after interviewer Katie Couric asked what he planned to do in response to national calls for the reallocating of police funds into community programs—one of the main reforms […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Was a Murder in a Police Uniform’: Hogan Addresses George Floyd Killing

“This was not just a bad cop or bad policing, this was a murder in a police uniform, right? This is beyond anything you can possibly imagine.” Gov. Larry Hogan addressed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and said police reform is needed at a press conference Wednesday.  “There’s no question […]

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