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Howard County Delegation Work Session on Public Facilities Surcharge/Redistricting – January 12, 2019

Announced today via email: Howard County Delegation Work Session on Public Facilities Surcharge/Redistricting - Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00am Please be advised that the Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will hold a work session, open to the public, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, beginning at 10:00am, in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive,...

The Federal Real ID Act And How Maryland Is Dealing With It

Anyone else get this email? If so, how annoyed are you that your Maryland drivers license that you have had for years wont be "real" soon?...and that the Maryland Department of Transportation is threatening you with "Failure to respond may result in further action against your Driver’s license or Identification Card" in their first and only outreach with this issue...

Does Lamar Jackson Starting In Week 15 Mean The End Of Joe Flacco In Baltimore?

The Baltimore Ravens announced that Lamar Jackson will be the starter in week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the big question Ravens fans have to be asking...is Joe Flacco done as the starting Quarterback in Baltimore? The Ravens announced that "Flacco dressing as the backup quarterback" for this week...meaning he is not healthy enough to start...or the Ravens...

WordPress Security Release 5.0.1

Wordpress 5.0 just launched a week ago and we already have our first security release (5.0.1). Here is a list of bugs fixed in this release: Karim El Ouerghemmi discovered that authors could alter meta data to delete files that they weren’t authorized to. Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies discovered that authors could create posts of unauthorized post types with specially crafted...

Online Petition To Charge Developers Market Rate School Impact Fees Has Over 1,100 Signatures

Hiruy Hadgu started an online petition titled "Charge Developers Market Rate School Impact Fees; Stop Subsidizing Their Profits" on change.org and that petition has reached over 1,100 online signatures so far (actually 1,132 as of this post). Here is the text of the online petition: Protect your hard-earned tax-payer dollars by demanding developers pay their fair share for school construction costs. The...

Top 10 Lowest Gas Prices & Best Gas Stations in Columbia – December 12, 2018

Looking for the best deals on gas in Columbia Maryland...well check out this chart from GasBuddy: One thing to say about this chart...thank goodness for BJ's. For those that don't know...you do not have to be a member of BJ's in order to get gas at their gas station...you pay a few more cents per gallon...but compared to the other...

Public Service Announcement to Help Eliminate Stigmas Around FARMs Assistance Programs In Howard County

I saw this public service announcement posted on the Howard County Government Facebook page and on Twitter from the Howard County Public School System...and thought it would be good information for the blog to share to the community. Here is detailed information from the HCPSS website: December 11th, 2018 Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has added TWO additional listening sessions

Howard County Government Facebook page announced two additional "listening sessions"...here is what they wrote: Howard County Executive-Elect Calvin Ball has added TWO additional listening sessions to his previously scheduled batch. In addition to the weeknight sessions scheduled this month and next at various Howard County high schools, County Executive Ball will also host a listening session this coming Monday, December 17 at Howard...

Howard County Board of Education Cluster Assignments 2018-2019

I saw a post on social media from one of the new Howard County Board of Education members (Vicky Cutroneo) and thought this would be good to document on the blog...the new HoCoBOE "cluster assignments" are out...here they are (via Board Docs): Board School Cluster Assignments 2018-2019 Approved - December 3, 2018 Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which...

Photos From County Executive Ball First Listening Session – December 10, 2018

I was able to make it out to the event today for just a little bit and took a number of photos while I was there...for those interested...here they are (via Facebook): I am guessing around 100 people attended the event this morning...it was an excellent turnout from the community. Scott E