Prince George’s Community College teaches healthy habits for free

Largo, MD- The culinary program at Prince George’s Community College is offering free classes to anyone who wants to learn how to create a healthier lifestyle for residents. This program is in partnership with the American Heart Association.

Maryland lifts outdoor mask mandate and outdoor dining restrictions

Maryland – Governor Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s statewide outdoor mask mandate on Wednesday and announced there will no longer be restrictions for outdoor dining. Both Howard and Montgomery County are still enforcing outdoor masking, but Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has yet to announce the county’s plans. Masks are still required indoors, at large ticketed venues and on public transportation.

Listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheese prompts recall

An ongoing listeria outbreak in Queso Fresco, Quesilla and Requeson cheeses threatens 26 states on the East Coast and the Midwest, with at least four positive cases and one death in Maryland. Currently, the source is believed to be from El Abuelito Cheese Inc., which has recalled the cheeses listed above, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate.

The University of Maryland announces its plans to reopen campus for the Fall 2021 semester

College Park, Md.- On Wednesday, the University of Maryland announced it plans to reopen campus in the Fall, with an idea of when certain restrictions will be lifted in coordination with Prince George’s County. Their timeline also shows vaccines will…

Md. Justice Commission plans to increase data access

Legislation that increases funding for legal services, reduces health inequities, and improved access to unemployment benefits were among the successes of a justice task force led by Maryland’s attorney general.

Lawmakers want to expand role of hospitals in preventing violence

A Maryland lawmaker and a Republican colleague are proposing legislation that would expand the role hospitals play in preventing violent crimes. “One of the leading factors for violent injury is prior injury,” one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger,…

Community organization helps vaccinate stray cats to avoid euthanization

Beltsville, MD – Beltsville Community Cats helps stray cats by vaccinating and giving them all the necessary shots to prevent them from getting euthanized.

Maryland schools continue comparatively slow reopening plan

Maryland public school students have had some of the fewest opportunities in the nation to attend regular in-person instruction despite the state’s moderate COVID-19 spread.

Maryland governor would lose parole veto powers under bill

A bill that would remove the governor from the parole process is on a bumpy path through the Maryland Legislature, as both chambers have different versions of the bill that must be hammered out in just a few days.

Montgomery County theaters losing money under orders to halt food sales

Montgomery Co., MD- Movie theaters have been among the hardest-hit businesses in the county since the pandemic started. Now with some restrictions lifted, movie theaters are finding that they cannot serve food or beverages to moviegoers as Covid-19 mask restrictions…