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Montgomery County considers one-hour time limit for indoor dining when it reopens

Montgomery County may impose a one-hour time limit on indoor dining when the county lifts a ban on serving customers indoors. County Executive Marc Elrich said Tuesday he would transmit an executive order to the county council that would reopen restaurants for indoor dining. Restaurant interiors have been closed since Dec. 15, when the county shut down indoor service due to rising coronavirus cases.

The ‘Famous Fund’, Created By Jimmy’s Famous Seafood To Help Struggling Bars, Is Now A Nonprofit Organization

The Famous Fund, created by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood to help struggling bars and restaurants in Baltimore amid the coronavirus pandemic, is now a nonprofit organization. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood started the fundraiser last month with the goal of raising $100,000 for locally-owned bars and restaurants. Thanks to social media, it has quickly taken off, raising more than $370,000.

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Baltimore Museum Of Art Welcomes Back Small Groups Of Visitors After Closure Caused By COVID-19 Pandemic
The Baltimore Museum of Art took a step toward reopening Saturday as they started welcoming back small groups of visitors. For the first time since November, the Baltimore Museum of Art had visitors. “It’s a very special opportunity,” Anne Brown, with the Baltimore Museum of Art, said. “We wanted to make it as safe as possible to do so.” While it’s not open to the public, small groups of up to eight people could reserve a time slot to see a limited selection of exhibitions and galleries.
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COVID-19 Latest: Six Flags America Mass Vaccination Site Remained Open Sunday

Despite the snowy weather, the state of Maryland said its mass vaccination site at Six Flags America in Prince George’s County remained open Sunday. The Six Flags location, at 13710 Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, opened Friday. State health officials said all vaccination appointments will be honored and proceed as scheduled.

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Rockville biotech plans another expansion in Montgomery County

Vigene Biosciences Inc. is planning another expansion in Montgomery County — its second within a year — this time for a new, 52,000-square-foot manufacturing space. The Rockville biotech plans to add up to 245 new jobs through 2025 at the facility, to be located at 14200 Shady Grove Road, the company said Thursday.

Maryland attorney general’s case against Kushner apartment company heads to judge following renter complaints

The apartment management company of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner committed “numerous, serious violations” of consumer protection laws, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office said following months of testimony in which tenants alleged substandard conditions and improper fees. In what amounted to closing arguments in a case dating to 2019, lawyers in Attorney General Brian Frosh’s Consumer Protection Division have filed nearly 600 pages summarizing the allegations of dozens of disgruntled current and former renters at Maryland apartment complexes overseen by Westminster Management.

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Facing budget shortfalls, Md. counties want VRBO, Airbnb to start paying ‘their fair share’ on local taxes

Facing budget shortfalls due to COVID-19, Maryland counties want state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring Airbnb, VRBO and others to start local room tax.

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Baltimore Country Club plans to sell 20 acres of land at Roland Park campus to pay for upgrades at Timonium site

Baltimore Country Club, one of the oldest and largest private recreational facilities in the region, has received approval from its membership to sell 20 acres of land at its Roland Park campus to fund improvements at its Timonium site. The club has considered selling portions of the 32 total acres a number of times over the years, sparking tensions within the community about potential ownership and usage. Neighbors protested after Keswick Multi-Care Center proposed building a retirement facility there in 2008.

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McKinsey agrees to pay nearly $600M over opioid crisis

The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis.“We deeply regret that we did not adequately acknowledge the tragic consequences of the epidemic unfolding in our communities,” McKinsey Global Managing Partner Kevin Sneader said in a statement Thursday, noting the company cooperated with investigations. ”With this agreement, we hope to be part of the solution to the opioid crisis in the U.S.”

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Baltimore to give $3.9M more in COVID-19 grants to restaurants, taverns

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott Wednesday announced another $3.9 million will be available to provide grants to restaurants and taverns in the city. The money is made available by the state of Maryland to help offset COVID-related expenses incurred, or to be incurred, by restaurants and taverns.  The grants will be administered by the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC).

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