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My Federal Real ID Act Experience At Maryland MVA In Columbia

I was one of the "More than 66,000 Maryland residents are at risk of having their driver’s licenses or identification cards recalled in June" and today was my appointment at the MVA in Columbia. I had collected all of my documents and went over the the MVA this morning. The Columbia office was PACKED when I arrived. Every seat taken...

Council Members Jung and Walsh Pre-File Budget Amendments for Additional $8 million in Education Funding

Here is the text from the press release on May 22nd: Ellicott City, MD (May 22, 2019)— Howard County Council Members Deb Jung and Liz Walsh have pre-filed amendments to the County Executive's proposed FY 20 Operating Budget to provide an additional $8 million in funding for the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). "The community has been clearly heard: they...

Joe’s Place Deli & Office Catering To Close On May 31, 2019

I do not see all of the openings and closing of establishments around Howard County...but this one caught my attention today. Joe's Place Deli and Office Catering (located in Columbia on Minstrel Way) will be closing their doors on May 31, 2019. Here is information via their website: Dear Wonderful Customers: Joe’s Place will be closing for business permanently on May 31st. We...

Monthly auto stipend amounts for HCPSS staff – 2019

Ever wonder how much Howard County Public School System staff get paid to drive around the county to go from school to school...there is a MPIA request for that:   Requested Information I am requesting the mileage stipends that are given on a monthly basis rather than individuals who have to submit miles on a per diem form. Also include the annual...

WordPress 5.2.1 short-cycle maintenance release

WordPress has a new release (5.2.1). Here is information via WordPress.org: WordPress 5.2.1 is now available! This maintenance release fixes 33 bugs, including improvements to the block editor, accessibility, internationalization, and the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2. You can browse the full list of changes on Trac. WordPress 5.2.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. Version 5.2.2 is expected to follow in approximately two weeks. You can download WordPress...

Howard County Council Video Streaming Service Was Down on May 20th

The Howard County Council held a Public Hearing on May 20th with a significant agenda. Apparently the video streaming service was offline for this meeting. You can see the image above that is currently on the Howard County Council website and here is a tweet from the Howard County Council twitter account: Our online streaming service is down for tonight's...

Howard County police offering up to a $2,000 reward for information about a shooting on May 18 in Columbia

Announced on Facebook: Howard County police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information about a shooting on May 18 in Columbia in which a bystander was shot in the leg. At approximately 6:37 p.m. on Saturday, two men were involved in an altercation outside of the Sam’s Mart in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road when one...

Why a Pay Raise for Substitute Teachers Should Matter to You

Today I bring you a guest blog post from David Ryan...I hope you enjoy it: by David Ryan, guest blogger Howard County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano recently stated to the Howard County Council during a working session that of the thirteen-years a typical student spends within our public school system, about one year of that time, cumulatively speaking,...

The End of Big Bang Theory And Game Of Thrones

This is a difficult week in for TV as we will lose two great shows...Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones both come to an end this week. The final episodes of Big Bang Theory aired on Thursday (May 16th) and the final episode of Game of Thrones will air tonight (May 19th). The Big Bang Theory is an American television...

The Howard County Public School System 2019 Summer Food Service Program

Announced via HCPSS website: Summer 2019 Food Service Program Expands to Help Children and Families in Need May 17th, 2019 The Howard County Public School System is pleased to announce its Summer Food Service Program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months in Howard County. Meals will be served at...