State summary: inflation, supply, staffing burden the restaurant industry; Comprehensive police reforms are coming

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INFLATION, SUPPLY, STAFF CHALLENGE, RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: Inflation, uncertain in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as supply and staff shortages are among the biggest challenges for the restaurant Industry, the President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Marshall Weston, told Bryan Renbaum of MarylandReporter.com on Friday.

EXTENSIVE POLICE REFORMS BEGIN EFFECT ON FRIDAY: Soon, if someone dies from the police in Maryland, a new team of independent investigators will show up at the scene to clarify what happened. And when complaints of wrongdoing are made against officials, they become public. The changes are part of the comprehensive police reform laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year, which comes into effect Friday.

PROVEN FOR A DIVERSE CANNABI INDUSTRY: With the General Assembly slated to pass a law to legalize marijuana next year, proponents of black business owners are taking steps to secure the state’s future pot The industry is as diverse as possible. Bruce DePuyt of Maryland Matters writes that two veteran lobbyists – the former Del. Michael Arrington (D) and former Republican Party Chairman John Kane – recently announced the formation of the Maryland Minority Cannabis Business Association.

STATE OKS USE OF PFIZER BOOSTER SHOTS: Governor Larry Hogan said Friday that state health Officials approved its immediate use of COVID-19 booster vaccinations for Marylanders who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, reports Bryan Sears of the Daily Record. The governor’s announcement is in line with the new approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HOGAN TOLL ROAD MAP IS SURROUNDED: The Maryland Department of Transportation’s “I-495 & I-270 P3 Program” is history. No, the authority did not get to the heart of its plan to set up toll lanes with different prices on the two motorways. But it is do a major rebranding of the controversial project, reports Bruce DePuyt of Maryland Matters.

WHAT HAPPENS TO FROSH’S INVESTIGATION OF CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE: Three years after it was revealed that Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh was charged with child sexual abuse in the Catholic community Church, abuse survivors wonder: Is he building a suitcase or has the probe stalled? Alison Knezevich from the Sun writes about where the probe is now.

US DEPTY HUD SECTY VISITS B’MORE: The US Assistant Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development visited Baltimore on Friday, where she met with city officials and at the Medical clinic health care for the homeless, reports Sarah Kim from WYPR-FM. Adrianne Todman, who was sworn in in June, said this was her first personal tour of a city as the HUD’s assistant secretary.

LYNCHUNGEN & NEWSPAPERS: In an article for the Cumberland News-Times, Teresa McMinn, in collaboration with the Allegany County Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Committee, writes about complicity, the newspapers of the time played to stir up misinformation leading to more lynchings.

Equity in the energy marketplace: Consumers are finding that they need to become experts in order to best manage their energy purchases and consumption. Publicly funded initiatives and regulations are needed to ensure that underserved customers benefit from advances in the energy industry. this FREE webinar on September 30th, consumer choice includes everything from energy supply, generation and storage for private households to smart homes, household appliances and the introduction of electric vehicles.

PRINCE GEORGE CELEBRATES “AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH:” Maryland’s jurisdiction, with the largest African American population, will officially pay tribute to these residents. Descent for the first time in its history. On Friday, Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s District Leader, proclaimed September “African Heritage Month” amidst the colorful flags, clothing and packed lunches, reports William Ford for Washington Informer.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS AGAINST THE LACK OF BUS DRIVERS: Many Maryland counties are still seeing school bus routes affected as they face a shortage of drivers. In Baltimore City is that The school system offers a $ 250 scholarship To parents when they bring their own children to school this month. Administrators said it was possible the transportation grant could be extended beyond September, reports Elijah Westbrook for WBFF-TV.

COVID FALLS PLATEAU IN THE DC REGION: Coronavirus cases appear to be stabilizing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, with early signs of decline in metropolitan DC – which is good for health Officials hope the area is vigorous The vaccination campaign paid off, reports Rebecca Tan in the post. More than 10.5 million residents – or about 70% of the total population – have been vaccinated at least partially, which exceeds the national rate.

STATE-WIDE POSITIVE CASES EASILY WANTED: Maryland reports 1,114 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths, according to data released by the state health ministry on Sunday morning, WJZ-TV reports. The percentage of people who tested positive decreased slightly by 0.18% to 4.22%.

B’MORE CHILD WITH COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: A 12-year-old student from Baltimore City Schools fights over her life after contracting COVID-19, Ray Strickland from WMAR-TV reports. “It’s so hard because there is nothing you can do,” said her mother Jacorey Barney. “You cannot take her place.” Barney said she felt helpless as she watched Janiya try to fight off the virus.

MO CO SCHOOLS CHANGE TEST PROTOCOL TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION: In a further effort to limit the number of students who must be quarantined if they are potentially exposed to COVID-19, the Montgomery County School has System plans to introduce a test-to-stay protocol shortly. Caitlynn Peetz reports for Bethesda Beat. The initiative is gaining popularity across the country as school districts seek to balance the need for in-person tuition with the need to limit the spread of COVID-19.

CARROLL STUDENTS RECEIVED IN THE SUMMER PROGRAM: Elementary and middle school students from Carroll County Public Schools saw significant growth and 97% high school Participants have regained at least one loan during summer recreational learning, reports Kristen Griffith of the Carroll County Times, according to school officials.

4 CARDS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE CARROLL TRANSFER: Four proposed maps are being reviewed by a seven-member redistribution committee to ensure that each of the five Carroll County commissioners Districts continue to have an equal population, reports Madison Bateman for the Carroll County Times.

STATE TRANSIT TO MEET FREDERICK OFFICIALS: State transportation officials and Frederick County leaders will be practically meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss Transport priorities and investments in the district. The annual meeting is the seventh of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s tour of the state’s 23 counties and the city of Baltimore to discuss the draft consolidated transportation program for the 2022-2027 fiscal year. Ryan Marshall reports in the Frederick News Post.

HOTEL UNION PRESSES TO RESET: David Costello – whose company IMH Columbia LLC received more than $ 2 million in federal pandemic funds to clear payroll – has shown no inclination to bring more than 100 hotel employees back to work. And the hotel workers union is now questioning how Costello was able to benefit from the paycheck protection program and not call his employees back. Ovetta Wiggins reports in the Washington Post.

TOY SHOP CLOSING SO THAT OWNER CAN SHOP FOR B’MORE COUNCIL: After two decades of selling toys and creating a community in Fells Point for families and caregivers, aMuse Toys, one of the last remaining toy specialty stores in Baltimore, is closing its doors. The store of puzzles, dolls and games will be closed on Thursday as Claudia Towles, who owns the shop with her husband Tom Towles, makes an offer to the Baltimore City Council, reports Rose Wagner from the sun.


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