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“That’s illegal!” is what the subway conductor yelled at me when taking this picture.
Metrorail control center continues to ignore safety guidelines, board says

Metrorail managers continue to ignore safety guidelines and put workers at risk despite Metro’s pledge to change a stubborn culture within its main control center, according to a commission that monitors safety at the transit agency. Sharmila Samarasinghe, chief operating officer of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, said Tuesday that safety protocols are being ignored when Metro restores power to its tracks after maintenance work or emergencies. The 3-year-old agency was created by Congress to monitor Metrorail after previous safety incidents.

Environmental Assessment Finds Overhauling Howard Street Tunnel In Baltimore Would Reduce Emissions, Fuel Use
The Howard Street Tunnel is one step closer to an overhaul more than two decades after a frightening derailment and fire. The project has major implications for the Port of Baltimore, already one of the busiest in the country. An expanded tunnel would be able to increase the number of containers the port brings in by at least 25% annually. Trains leave the port at only half the height other ports allow.
Read More: WJZ
Your Maryland COVID vaccine questions answered: Can I schedule both appointments at the same time? Can I register on-site?

Maryland is administering more doses of coronavirus vaccine per week than it has at any point since the disease-preventing inoculations first became available in December. Better yet, more appear to be on the way, with 50,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s recently approved vaccine being allocated in Maryland this week. Maryland has administered about 37,000 doses a day over the past week.

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Free health care job training connects Prince George’s Co. job seekers with employers

A jobs program in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is offering free health care training and connecting job seekers with future employers. “Employ Prince George’s is the bridge between job seekers and businesses,” said Walter Simmons, the organization’s president and CEO. One of the initiatives under the organization’s COVID-19 Workforce Development Recovery Program is providing county job seekers with free virtual training and support to become a certified medical assistant.

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University Of Baltimore Receives Record $5M Donation For Scholarship Fund
A historic donation to the University of Baltimore was made to help more students get the education they want without having to worry about the bill. Alumnus Samuel Rose donated $5 million that will go into a scholarship fund to help undergraduate students afford tuition and get their degrees.
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BWI Recognized As Best North American Airport Of Its Size By ACI World
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was named as the the best North American Airport of its size in the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The annual awards were presented by the Airports Council International World (ACI World). “I congratulate BWI Marshall Airport on this remarkable achievement in delivering the best customer experience in the opinion of your passengers at a time when the voice of our passengers must be heard,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World. “The ASQ Awards represent the highest possible customer experience accolade for airport operators around the world.”
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Covid-19 Vaccine Bottle Mockup (does not depict actual vaccine).
Maryland To Get Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses This Week, But Health Commissioner Says Rollout Will Be ‘Uneven’
Following its federal emergency approval, the Baltimore-made Johnson and Johnson vaccine is rolling out across the country. 49,600 doses reserved for Maryland will be delivered this week, but the state’s acting health commissioner Dennis Schrader told lawmakers Monday to expect fewer doses in the coming weeks.
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COVID In Maryland: 603 New Cases, 10 Deaths As Hospitalizations Up Slightly

Maryland adds 603 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths as hospitalizations jump up slightly Monday morning. The state has now seen 382,703 cases and 7,697 deaths as we approach the anniversary of the first confirmed cases in Maryland. Thirty-six more Marylanders are hospitalized with the virus, with 235 in ICU beds and 669 in acute care.

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First day of hybrid learning at Anne Arundel County elementary schools: ‘It’s been amazing.’

The first day of hybrid learning at Brooklyn Park Elementary kicked off at 8:35 a.m. Monday as the first bunches of masked children streamed into the building. A few buses were late — a common occurrence even for a traditional school day — and some students had momentary technology issues logging into the school’s hotspot, but overall the day has been smooth so far, Principal E. Rodney Walker said. By around 10:30 a.m., breakfast had been served, students who had never been to the school before received tours and then got a well-earned break.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Some Maryland Students Head Back To Classroom As Hybrid In-Person Learning Begins

It was back to school — in person — for many Maryland students Monday as hybrid learning begins across most districts. Weeks of planning led up to the return of students to classrooms this week. On Monday, those plans were put in action. It was a new experience for some students who had their first-ever day of in-person learning.

Read More: WJZ

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