Joe Flacco Inactive Against The Kansas City Chiefs In Week 14

In what might be the best move by the Baltimore Ravens this season...Joe Flacco will be inactive for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs (according to multiple sources). Lamar Jackson is on a three game winning streak and there is no reason yet to do anything that might mess with that streak. RG III will be the backup again...

Ranking Howard County High Schools Via Maryland State Report Cards

By now you have heard or read about the 2018 Maryland School Report Cards rolled out by Maryland State Department of Education. I thought I would see how each of the high schools did on the "report cards". Here is the data listed in the system with the star rating for each school, total points received, % earned and...

Washington DC Bag Tax Revenue Increases Every Year

As our State Senators and State Delegates continue to consider proposing a law that will allow the local government to bring forward a bag tax for Howard County...I thought it a good idea to look at the DATA from DC and see how it has reduced the number of bags used / taxed at point of sale over the...

Howard County Police Chief Gary L. Gardner announces retirement

The Howard County Police Department announce the retirement of Police Chief Gardner via social media: News Release: Police Chief Gary L. Gardner announces retirement After a 35-year career with the Howard County Police Department, Police Chief Gary L. Gardner is announcing his retirement. His final work day will be Dec. 31. “It has truly been an honor and pleasure working with so...

WordPress 5.0 – To Update Or Not To Update

Wordpress 5.0 released today (https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/bebo/) and the big question is...should you update now or wait? There have been others providing advice:  https://xomisse.com/blog/wordpress-gutenberg/. Here is my take: If you are using a recent Wordpress theme (within the last couple of years) and you have kept your plugins updated...you are probably OK to upgrade to 5.0. If you have an old theme or one that...

Howard County Chamber of Commerce Comments regarding Howard County Local Bills

If you read the Baltimore Sun article (Opposition mounts to calls for a plastic bag fee in Howard County) you may have noticed that the article mentions a "letter" from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and some excepts from the letter. I decided I would reach out to the Chamber and see if I could get the full...

Jon Weinstein Bartending at Phoenix Emporium – Dec 12, 2018

Jon Weinstein remains active in our community...and this is a great opportunity to go out and see him and support a great cause all at the same time. Jon posted the following public message on Facebook: Now that I've sold my business and completed my term on the Council, please join me as I trying out a gig at the Phoenix...

League of Women Voters of Howard County Legislative Kick-off Event – Jan 5, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Howard County will be holding a Legislative Kick-off Event on January 5th 2019. Here is information about that event (via Facebook): Legislative Kick-off Offered by LWVMD, Howard County  Columbia, MD – for immediate release: On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold its annual Howard County Delegation Legislative Kick-off....

Overcrowding Options For Howard And Centennial High Schools

I have written previously about the meetings happening to address overcrowding options at Centennial and Howard High schools...and "Steven Bolen For Maryland" attended one of the session yesterday and obtained the following handouts: Steven posted the following on Facebook along with these handouts: Great to see Steven continuing to be active in our community and post useful information on his social...

Howard County Government Will Remain Open December 5, 2018

Most knew that the federal government and state government were going to close tomorrow...but many wondered what the county government would do tomorrow...and we got an answer from Howard County Government via social media just a little bit ago: INFORMATION REGARDING Wednesday, December 5: While Federal and State offices will be closed tomorrow, December 5, for a day of mourning...