COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

COVID-19
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

CareFirst
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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BBJ: Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Yeary spoke to nearly 200 businesspeople during a June 26 webinar hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee focused on structural racism and closing racial wealth gaps. Covid-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody, have spurred a new wave of critical discussions around how racial...
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Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to virtually tour NorthBay Education campus

As a part of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will virtually tour  NorthBay Education campus south of North East, Md.
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Morgan State announces no increase of tuition & fees for 2020/2021 academic year

Historically, Morgan has been at the forefront of Maryland’s higher education institutions in terms of the percentage of University resources reallocated and financial assistance provided to students based on need.
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Baltimore Sun: Tradepoint Atlantic says pandemic isn’t slowing growth at the Baltimore County distribution hub

Tradepoint Atlantic
The pandemic has tested and exposed weaknesses in national supply chains, said Aaron Tomarchio, Tradepoint Atlantic’s senior vice president of corporate affairs during a virtual GBC Newsmaker event.
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