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‘The Livable Streets Coalition’ Looking To Improve Quality Of Life For Residents Between Downtown, East Baltimore
The Livable Streets Coalition is looking to improve the quality of life of those living in the area between downtown and east Baltimore. Tens of thousands of Baltimoreans live on the highly traveled Fayette, Orleans, Monument and Madison street corridor. “It really isn’t fair for some streets and some neighborhoods, like The Livable Streets Coalition area, to experience the high burden and risks that come along with these kinds of conditions,” Eli Poisson, of the Neighborhood Design Center, said.
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Maryland explores tightening law on public-private partnerships amid proposal to build new toll lanes

As Maryland pursues private investors to add toll lanes to the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, some lawmakers say more scrutiny is needed before partnering with the private sector in decades-long deals worth billions. Maryland’s law governing public-private partnerships, or P3s, passed in 2013 with little fanfare. Lawmakers say it was mostly seen as a way to build the light-rail Purple Line in suburban Washington, which by then enjoyed relatively broad political support but lacked state funding.

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Johnson & Johnson Set To Deliver 11M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Next Week
More doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination are on the way. Johnson & Johnson will deliver 11 million shots nationwide next week. This comes after concerns the company would not be able to reach its production goal of 20 million doses by the end of March 2021. The new delivery of vaccines will also help the Biden administration with its goal of administering 200 million shots within the president’s first one hundred days.
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Mural Of Frederick Douglass To Be Painted By Michael Rosato In Talbot County
Michael Rosato is a self-taught painter, a muralist of over 30 years, but he describes himself as a storyteller. “I didn’t go to art school, I’m self-taught,” he said. “I’m a storyteller. I like anything that has the triumph of the human spirit.” Rosato’s mural of Harriet Tubman in Cambridge, Maryland has gained international recognition. Just a few miles away, a fifth-generation family member of Frederick Douglass wanted a mural to commemorate him.
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Hopkins launches nationwide ‘long COVID’ study

There’s a lot we don’t know about so-called “long COVID,” the phenomenon in which COVID-19 patients begin to suffer from mysterious symptoms after recovering from the disease. But a web survey being conducted by a team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hopes to answer some of those questions.

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New ranking platform says Anne Arundel Community College has most influence, citing alumnus Edward Snowden

Aristotle was a student of Plato at the Academy In Athens. Thousands of years later, a new website gives the student and not the teacher the ranking of most influential person in recorded history. Plato comes in third. While it is an interesting exercise to see which philosopher ultimately had the most influence on others centuries ago, the same algorithm is being used to track who is influencing others at modern-day academic institutions. Academic Influence, which launched its website last year, ranks colleges and makes subject-specific recommendations to people searching for a school.

D.C. and Maryland say that schools can shrink social distancing to 3 fee

Top officials in the District and Maryland announced Thursday that they would embrace CDC guidelines and advise schools that they can operate with three feet of social distance between students in classrooms instead of the previously recommended six feet. This move would allow schools to accommodate more students in person at a time when demand for in-person learning outstrips the supply of available seats in the region. But how significantly plans for this school year will change is uncertain.

Next Prince George’s police chief to be announced Friday afternoon

The new chief of the Prince George’s County Police Department is expected to be announced Friday afternoon. County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) is expected to make the announcement at a news conference scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The county police department, which employs about 1,500 sworn officers and 300 civilians in the Washington suburb of nearly 1 million, has been without a permanent leader for nine months. Department veteran Hector Velez has been acting as interim chief.

Baltimore County Council wants school district to plan for summer school, turn over grade data

The Baltimore County Council wants school officials to hold in-person summer classes, hand over data on grades and provide answers to questions they’ve asked about a ransomware attack last year that devastated school networks. In a letter to schools Superintendent Darryl L. Williams and Board of Education chair Makeda Scott, the County Council is asking for a “rigorous” five-day summer school program after hearing for months from parents and students that they are struggling with virtual learning.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Maryland adds over 1,000 COVID cases, hospitalizations increase slightly

For the second day in a row Maryland health officials reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases across the state Thursday, as hospitalizations attributable to the disease continued to climb slightly. Here’s how the rest of state’s indicators stacked up: Maryland added 1,382 coronavirus cases Thursday, the most daily infections since early February, according to state health department data. The state’s pandemic case count climbed to 403,982.

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