Amazon adds Howard County cybersecurity executive to its board of directors

The newest member of Amazon.com Inc.'s board of directors is Keith Alexander, a former National Security Agency director and the founder of Fulton-based IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., the company revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday and on its investor page shortly after. Alexander, who is well-known in the cybersecurity and national defense arena, is an interesting addition for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). (Balt Bus Journal)

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Alma Cocina Latina will move to former Pen & Quill space in Station North

Alma Cocina Latina is headed north. The Venezuelan eatery announced Thursday it will move to the former Pen & Quill restaurant space in Baltimore's Station North neighborhood after five and a half years in Canton. Tara Shepherd, a publicist for Alma Cocina Latina, said the restaurant hopes to open in its new location in mid-to-late October. (Balt Bus Journal)

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At Baltimore’s Senator Theatre, fewer people and more space define going to the movies during the coronavirus era

On the first weekend in six months that a Baltimore movie theater was open to the public, the Senator Theatre’s massive marquee bellied over York Road, big black letters spelling out the greeting: “Welcome back to the movies, Baltimore!” The message was as much a question — or perhaps multiple questions — as a statement. (Balt Sun)

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2U, Colgate University partner for hybrid learning access

Lanham-based education technology company 2U Inc. Thursday announced a partnership with Colgate University’s Task Force on Remote Learning for access to 2UOS Essential, 2U’s bundle of course production and development, technology and support services, to deliver a hybrid learning experience for select courses. (Daily Record)

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MedStar Health To Debut Donor-Funded Mobile Care Center In Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County

MedStar Health is providing a new way to get to patients in need. Next week, the company will launch a new donor-funded, mobile health center that will go around parts of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County, providing primary care to the Harbor Hospital’s most vulnerable communities. This mobile center comes with two exam rooms and even a mini-lab. Plus, it will provide COVID-19 tests. (WJZ-TV)

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Mercy Health opening $30M Stella Maris rehab, nursing center in Timonium

A new $30 million rehabilitation and nursing care facility operated by Stella Maris has opened in Timonium. Stella Maris, part of the Mercy Health Services system, opened the new 76,000-square-foot facility on a campus in Baltimore County which also houses several other Stella Maris services, including a counseling center, an independent living apartment complex for seniors, and Mercy Ridge, a retirement community offering independent living as well as assisted living options. (Balt Bus Journal)

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‘That’s Union Bridge for you’: Brewery’s boat parade raises over $14,000 for fire companies

A variety of small handcrafted boats were set afloat in Little Pipe Creek in Union Bridge with the mission of helping keep two fire companies afloat. A section of the creek sits off of Main Street to the left of Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery, which played host to an Anchored Boat Parade on the creek to raise money for the Union Bridge and New Windsor fire companies on the second weekend of August. (Carr Co Times)

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Cross Keys inks three new office leases, more to follow as redo ramps up

Deals are starting to flow once again at the Village of Cross Keys in North Baltimore. The 54-year-old development off Falls Road is on the cusp of a total redo in the wake of its acquisition this summer by Towson-based Caves Valley Partners for $27 million. Matt Mueller, senior vice president at MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate and leader of a team focused on office leasing at Cross Keys, said some deals were recently signed — with more on the way. (Balt Bus Journal)

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