- Towson High's Madison Till hopes to be ready for a strong outdoor season before she runs at Rhode Island in the fall.
- Despite criticism from Baltimore County Council members and residents last week, the council approved amended zoning changes allowing hundreds more restaurants to host live music.
- The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Monday to loosen a provision allowing retirees to be rehired for government service after a report found the county improperly paid at least 20 employees salaries and pensions.
- Dr. Michael S. Shear, a Union Memorial Hospital physiatrist whose work focused on seeking relief for patients who suffered from chronic pain, died April 5 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Towson resident was 68.
- Baltimore County Public Schools’ 2021 graduating seniors will have traditional in-person ceremonies to receive their diplomas after school officials release a high school graduation schedule, with most of the ceremonies taking place at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
- The Baltimore County Police Department says it will provide additional security at an upcoming county school board meeting as the board’s chairwoman says she will not tolerate social media activities that she said constitute “bullying, intimidation, racism and a safety risk” to herself and several board members.
- William H. Dreyer Jr., a retired industrial and interior designer who was a master model builder and a collector of model cars, died April 9 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Rodgers Forge resident was 85.
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- The students behind the program said it was shaped by the pandemic era in which many Maryland children have spent months learning from home and missing out on face-to-face interactions with upperclassmen and school counselors.
- Elementary students, special education students and students receiving specialized services will have the option of attending in-person four days a week starting in May.
- Baltimore Police arrested and charged another man in the brazen, west-side gunbattle last February, this person alleged to have fired the reckless shot that hit the 10-year-old girl down the block.
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- After a year of relative isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Muslims are thankful even for a drive-thru version of Ramadan dinners at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
- Andrew Saul, one of the few remaining holdovers from the Trump administration, said through a spokesman that he intends to lead the Baltimore County-based Social Security Administration until his term ends in 2025.
- Operated by Baltimore City Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, the Great Kids Farm in Catonsville offers students hands-on opportunities to “connect farm to plate, reinforce curricular concepts, strengthen environmental literacy and promote healthy habits."
- The university has been using the BioFlash about 10 times a week for the past six weeks to detect the presence of COVID-19 in dorms, locker rooms, classrooms, research labs and other areas.
- After escaping the economic fallout that hit many others last year, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. unveiled his $4.2 billion operating budget Thursday, kicking in unprecedented funds for public schools and county retirees.