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Mayor Scott to Johnson & Johnson: Sell 300K Baltimore-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine doses to City

Feb. 8, 2021 5:36 pm

Mayor Scott to Johnson & Johnson: Sell 300K Baltimore-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine doses to City

Scott said the company can help the city ensure doses are distributed equitably. The proposal gets at the responsibility of a global industry to a local community where it is working.
City workers are facing missed paychecks after a switch to new HR software. Unions want answers

Feb. 5, 2021 4:10 pm

City workers are facing missed paychecks after a switch to new HR software. Unions want answers

The city implemented Workday software as it sought to modernize systems. In a letter this week, a coalition of Baltimore city public employee unions say problems are compounding.
This open source tool is tracking Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s first 100 days

Feb. 3, 2021 5:10 pm

This open source tool is tracking Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s first 100 days

The Baltimore Office of Performance and Innovation has created a tracker that the public can use as an accountability tool to see if Mayor Scott reaches goals set for the first 100 days in office.
Power Moves: Former City Councilman Leon Pinkett is the new executive director of BARCO

Jan. 29, 2021 12:47 pm

Power Moves: Former City Councilman Leon Pinkett is the new executive director of BARCO

Plus, Arena Analytics has an AI ethics advisory board, a Baltimore-based growth equity firm is promoting a Millennial Media alum to a leadership role, and Westminster's McDaniel College is adding an entrepreneur-in-residence.
A Maryland bill seeks to create a statewide digital inclusion office. It’s getting support from the local tech community

Jan. 26, 2021 12:28 pm

A Maryland bill seeks to create a statewide digital inclusion office. It’s getting support from the local tech community

Delegate Brooke E. Lierman, a Baltimore City Democrat, is seeking to ensure the state government's work on broadband access supports all Marylanders.
This report has 60+ recommendations for bringing change to the Baltimore City Comptroller’s office

Jan. 26, 2021 7:00 am

This report has 60+ recommendations for bringing change to the Baltimore City Comptroller’s office

Comptroller Bill Henry tapped local leaders to lay out steps for running and modernizing the City's fiscal office.
Businesses can now apply for a second PPP loan. Here’s how it’s going so far

Jan. 21, 2021 2:24 pm

Businesses can now apply for a second PPP loan. Here’s how it’s going so far

The program is back up and running after tweaks from Congress. The region's largest lender in 2020 isn't seeing as much demand this time around.
How will a Biden administration influence Maryland’s economy?

Jan. 20, 2021 12:51 pm

How will a Biden administration influence Maryland’s economy?

On Inauguration Day, here's a look at how the Biden administration's COVID-19 economic response and federal R&D policy could have local impact.
Curbside recycling is back in Baltimore, and drivers are using some new tech

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 am

Curbside recycling is back in Baltimore, and drivers are using some new tech

As weekly collection resumes for the first time in months, the city is implementing software to digitize route information.
Seeking COVID-19 vaccine info? Check out the Baltimore City Health Department’s site

Jan. 13, 2021 8:33 am

Seeking COVID-19 vaccine info? Check out the Baltimore City Health Department’s site

The website has information and infographics about the vaccines, including a look at the phased plan for distribution.

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