- Amid a national debate over critical race theory and standards for teaching history in K-12 public schools, Carroll and Harford county school boards have said recently that they want “politically neutral” curriculum.
- Eugene “Gene” Azzam, a legendary Baltimore advertising executive and former creative director at W.B. Doner and Co. who created ad campaigns for Scrubbing Bubbles and Tootsie Pops, died July 13 at his Cockeysville home. He was 88.
- An Essex man was convicted Wednesday of child abuse in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in June 2019, Baltimore County prosecutors announced.
- The Baltimore County Board of Appeals voted against a contentious affordable housing development in East Towson, the county confirmed Wednesday, and the developer says they will appeal the decision in Circuit Court.
- Looking for ways to unplug young children from electronics and get them to tune in to the outdoors? Want some healthy activities and educational opportunities to explore in nature, plus social interaction for kids and parents alike? Anneslie resident Kerri Cohen has an answer: Free Forest School.
- Allan D. Gallant, an accountant who was an early proponent of bringing grocery stores to underserved neighborhoods, died Saturday at his Lutherville home. He was 87.
- Jurisdictions in the Baltimore area aren’t yet planning to modify masking rules in response to fresh Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance released Tuesday, which recommended that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors under certain circumstances.
- Maryland public schools are expecting to open the school year with about 14,000 students — or just 1.5% of statewide enrollment — taking classes online, according to data compiled by the Maryland State Department of Education and presented at a state board of education meeting Tuesday.
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- Johns Hopkins Hospital fell to fourth place in the annual U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” ranking after placing third for four years in a row.
- A Hanover man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for failing to pay employment taxes to the IRS for his physical and occupational business, the Maryland States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
- Jeffrey W. Long, a retired deputy director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning, died of cardiac arrest July 14. The Towson resident was 63.
- “It’s very hard to please everyone. And we wanted to take a really hard shot at pleasing everyone.”
- Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyers’ achievements were recognized by Larry Hogan at a news conference covering the state’s progress and setbacks in empowering Marylanders with disabilities.
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- Harriet S. Iglehart, an equestrian, writer, environmentalist and with her husband was an advocate for civil rights and justice, died of congestive heart failure July 1 at Carroll Branch Farm in Monkton. She was 94.
- Dr. Willard E. “Will” Standiford, a retired pediatrician with a private practice in Catonsville and Columbia, died of stroke complications July 20 at his home in Roland Park. He was 87.