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Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration awarded $1.6M in Fed funding to enhance security

Port awarded $1.6M for security The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has been awarded $1.6 million in the most recent round of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program. The funding will go towards solidifying cybersecurity and access control policies and initiatives at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of […]

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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Organization for Applied Scientific Research to collaborate on research, tech development

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), of Laurel, and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, have signed a memorandum of understanding, officially establishing a transatlantic collaboration between the two organizations that has been developing for nearly a decade. APL and TNO focus on applied research, giving them […]

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Maryland Scores Fed Funding

The Maryland Department of Commerce (DOC) has been awarded $515,636 in federal funding from the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to assist in-state businesses. Part of OEA’s Defense Industry Adjustment grant program, the funding is designed to help Maryland defense contractors comply with recently-enacted DoD enhanced security regulations. As of Dec. […]

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Regent Healthcare Acquires Loving Touch

Odenton-based Regent Healthcare, which bills itself as the largest, non-franchised Home Care Agency in central Maryland, has completed the acquisition of Loving Touch Home Care, of Chestertown, on Maryland’s upper Eastern Shore. Under the agreement, Loving Touch will be absorbed by Regent, which will employ all former Loving Touch employees, including office staff and caregivers, […]

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Apax Partners Acquires Authority Brands

Funds advised by Apax Partners have announced the acquisition of Authority Brands, a Columbia-based North American franchisor of home services, from PNC Riverarch Capital. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Columbia, Authority Brands is the parent company of two home services franchisors: The Cleaning Authority, which […]

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Kittleman Launches HoCode Rewrite

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced the beginning of HoCode Rewrite, an initiative to modernize and unify the county’s development regulations under a single, comprehensive document that will make the regulations easier for residents to understand and use. The process will result in a new Unified Development Code that will eliminate loopholes and inconsistencies, […]

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Kittleman, Weinstein Rebut Poll Results

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and District 1 County Councilmember Jon Weinstein released the following statement regarding poll results from Preservation Maryland regarding the 5-year Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Plan: “Since taking office, we have appointed numerous advisory groups and work groups to study Ellicott City flooding. They have spent hundreds of hours in public […]

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Fitchitt Named Region President

The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) has named Greg Fitchitt regional president of its Columbia, Maryland region. Fitchitt will head up the 14 million-square-foot redevelopment to transform Downtown Columbia into a regional hub of technology, culture and commerce. Fitchitt, formerly Columbia’s senior vice president of development, worked closely for many years with the region’s previous president, […]

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Q&A with Tonya Kennon– New library leader plans for the future

Nearly six months ago Tonya (pronounced TONE-ya) Kennon took leadership of the Howard County Library System (HCLS). Kennon joined HCLS following a long career working in her native California, most recently serving as director of the Riverside Public Library. During her tenure, she secured unanimous City Council approval to construct a new $40 million main […]