Posted inDiversity

ARP funding boosts public health workforce at Bowie State

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) announced $9,899,758 in American Rescue Plan funding for Bowie State University to improve COVID-19 data collection and boost participation of underrepresented communities in the public health workforce through the Public Health Information and Technology (PHIT) Workforce program. This funding […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Luminis Health garners pandemic response award

Luminis Health has been awarded the American Hospital Association (AHA) Dick Davidson NOVA Award for its efforts to improve community health. Luminis Health is being recognized for its COVID-19 Community Prevention Project. The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award honors hospitals and health systems for their collaborative efforts toward improving community health status, whether through health care, […]

Posted inGovernment

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission announces members

The co-chairs of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission announced the remaining six members. In January, Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order establishing the nine member Commission, which is charged with drawing fair and representative legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections that are compact and respect natural and subdivision boundaries to the extent practicable, and […]

Posted inBusiness News

Laurel gets grant for Main Street businesses

The City of Laurel was awarded $262,330 of emergency relief funds to support Main Street businesses through the Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The award will be used to fund two new City of Laurel grant programs for businesses located within the city’s designated Main […]

Posted inNonprofit

BGE distributes $270K in emergency response, safety grants

BGE is awarding $270,000 in BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants to 73 area nonprofit organizations. BGE’s Emergency Response and Safety Grants program, now in its 10th year, supports area nonprofits by providing strategic funding that enables the success of their emergency response and safety programs. Some of this year’s grants will assist agencies in purchasing […]

Posted inEducation

Bowie State creates plan for film animation

LAIKA, the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning feature film animation studio best known for Missing Link, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Coraline, is partnering with Bowie State University to build the nation’s first stop-motion animation studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). The partnership will enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, with the goal of providing […]

Posted inCoronavirus

The vaccine supply chain: Is it broken or downright remarkable?

As daily reports show widespread frustration and anger over the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, supply chain experts are marveling at the mind-bending complexity of meeting national and global needs. Why is this rollout so hard? Because it’s not at all like distributing the next iPhone, said Dr. Ravi Srinivasan, associate professor of operations management at Loyola […]

Posted inReal Estate

St. John acquires Laurel office building

St. John Properties has acquired 14400 Sweitzer Lane, a four-story building containing 120,904 square feet of Class ‘A’ office space. The building, in Laurel, features direct visibility from Interstate 95, was approximately 50 percent leased at the time of purchase. Dan Callihan, executive managing director for Newmark Knight Frank, represented the seller, BentallGreenOak. 14400 Sweitzer […]