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New Congressional Map to Shake Up South Baltimore’s Representation

New Congressional Map to Shake Up South Baltimore’s Representation

While Maryland has only eight Congressional Districts in the U.S. House of Representatives, Baltimore’s Southern District was split between three of them. This changed today as Republican Governor Larry Hogan signed a new map into law that has all of South Baltimore, as well as most of Baltimore City, in the 7th Congressional District.

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore City Public Schools Dropping Mask Mandate on March 14th

Baltimore City Public Schools Dropping Mask Mandate on March 14th

Based on the latest guidance from the federal health officials, the use of masks and face coverings will be optional for all persons in Baltimore City Public Schools campuses beginning Monday, March 14, 2022. However, masking for Central Office staff and visitors will be optional beginning Monday, March 7. 

| March 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore to Lift Indoor Mandate on March 1st, No Decision Yet on City Schools

Baltimore to Lift Indoor Mandate on March 1st, No Decision Yet on City Schools

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott was joined today by Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa to announce the indoor mask mandate in Baltimore City will expire on March 1st. The mandate will also be lifted for Baltimore City employees.

| February 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Maryland State Board of Education Votes to End Mask Mandate

Maryland State Board of Education Votes to End Mask Mandate

The Maryland State Board of Education voted last night 12-2 to remove the mask mandate at schools on March 1st. Local school districts are now able to adopt their own masking policies.

| February 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Governor Hogan Ends Mask Mandate in State Buildings, Encourages Schools to Do the Same

Governor Hogan Ends Mask Mandate in State Buildings, Encourages Schools to Do the Same

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will lift the mask mandate for State of Maryland buildings. He has also encouraged the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy.

| February 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Homeless Encampment Under Russell Street Destroyed in Fire

Homeless Encampment Under Russell Street Destroyed in Fire

A homeless encampment underneath Russell St. at Alluvion St. was engulfed in flames on Friday morning. The camp is near Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Public Storage, and additional industrial businesses in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area/Stadium Area.

| February 7, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Three Baltimore Firefighters Die and One in Critical Condition After Battling Mount Clare House Fire

Three Baltimore Firefighters Die and One in Critical Condition After Battling Mount Clare House Fire

On Monday at 6am, the Baltimore City Fire Department arrived at the scene of a two-alarm fire in a vacant home on the 200 block of S. Stricker St. in Mount Clare.

| January 25, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore DPW Reactivates Community Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Baltimore DPW Reactivates Community Recycling Drop-Off Locations

The community recycling collection sites serving Southeast and Southwest neighborhoods (south of North Avenue) will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during “A Weeks.”

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Overhead Tolling Gantries Being Added to Fort McHenry Tunnel

Overhead Tolling Gantries Being Added to Fort McHenry Tunnel

The project is part of the MDTA’s system-wide efforts to make its all-electronic tolling operations accessible to drivers at highway speeds.

| January 19, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Recycling Collection Moving to Every Other Week

Recycling Collection Moving to Every Other Week

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced modifications to the City’s recycling collection operations designed to bring stability and predictability to routes impacted by delays in recent weeks.

| January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Heavy Traffic Expected Downtown Tuesday Morning During Officer Keona Holley’s Funeral

Heavy Traffic Expected Downtown Tuesday Morning During Officer Keona Holley’s Funeral

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that heavy traffic conditions are expected in the downtown area on Tuesday morning and early afternoon for the funeral service of Officer Keona Holley.

| January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Recycling Pickup Postponed to Saturday

Recycling Pickup Postponed to Saturday

Recycling will not be picked up today in South Baltimore. Councilman Eric Costello said this is due to “COVID staffing issues.” 

| January 7, 2022 | 0 Comments
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DPW Offering Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

DPW Offering Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced today that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas trees by turning them into mulch. 

| January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Baltimore Weekend Road Closures

Baltimore Weekend Road Closures

Road closures this weekend on MD-295, I-83, W. Pratt St., W. North Ave., plus modifications for races and parades.

| December 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
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President Biden Landing at Fort McHenry This Afternoon, Traffic Delays Expected

President Biden Landing at Fort McHenry This Afternoon, Traffic Delays Expected

President Joe Biden is coming to Baltimore today to visit the Port of Baltimore. He will be landing at Fort McHenry at 315pm, heading to the Dundalk-Marine Terminal at 340pm, going back to Fort McHenry, and then departing at 540pm.

| November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Weekend Road Closures for Halloween and Port to Fort 6k

Weekend Road Closures for Halloween and Port to Fort 6k

This Saturday, temporary lane closures and parking restrictions will be implemented for the 25th annual Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation Port to Fort 6K which will be held in Locust Point.

| October 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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City of Baltimore Announces Preparations for Predicted Flooding

City of Baltimore Announces Preparations for Predicted Flooding

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) and the Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) announced today that sandbags and garage parking will be available for Baltimore City residents in preparation for possible flooding expected Thursday, October 28, 2021 through Saturday, October 30, 2021.

| October 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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