Maryland Matters: Former Baltimore Mayors oppose proposed City government reforms

Former Democratic mayors slammed proposals to reduce the size of the city’s Board of Estimates and introduce a city administrator.
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Baltimore Sun: Former Baltimore mayors oppose government restructuring proposals introduced by the likely next mayor

Former mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined the Greater Baltimore Committee for a virtual panel to discuss what they learned during their tenures.
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The Daily Record: Bank of America giving 46K face masks to underserved communities in Baltimore

Bank of America is partnering to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically 46,000 masks.
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BBJ: Baltimore City Council bills aim to help laid-off hospitality workers reclaim their jobs

Representatives of local hotels and hospitals pushed back against the proposal, saying it would create another burden on businesses in an already challenging economic climate.
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COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

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UMSOM researchers are targeting people who have increased risk of exposure because of location or circumstance to see whether the vaccine protects them.
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Baltimore Sun: Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

The Red Line aimed to transform the Baltimore region’s meager, single-line light rail and subway, into a more unified, useful network.
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The Daily Record: CareFirst to distribute care packages to COVID-19 vulnerable areas

To alleviate this concern, CareFirst will distribute over 100,000 care package items to its most vulnerable member populations.
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Kaiser Permanente-sponsored Inner City Capital Connections program accepting nominations

ICCC is returning to Baltimore for the third consecutive year in 2020 with the support of Kaiser Permanente.
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BBJ: Racanelli, other industry leaders share insights during GBC panel

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, along with attractions and businesses across Baltimore, shut down in March as cases of the novel coronavirus rose in Maryland. It reopened July 1 after Gov. Larry Hogan moved the state into the second phase of a three-part reopening plan.
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McCormick partners with Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund

The fund is offering up to $2,500 in grants to independent restaurants and bars directly affected by the pandemic in the state of Maryland.
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