Maryland Must Build Thousands More Homes To Keep Prices Affordable, Report Says

Maryland will have to make big changes to its housing ecosystem to keep homes affordable over the next 10 years, according to a new state-commissioned report released Tuesday. The analysis from the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit housing lender and advocacy organization, says Maryland must add…

Biden signs orders giving economic relief to working families hit hard by COVID-19

President Joe Biden launched another front in his battle against COVID-19 on Friday by taking steps to increase food assistance for families still reeling from the effects of the deadly pandemic and laying the groundwork for a $15 minimum wage for federal workers. Biden signed executive orders giving low-income families easier access to federal nutrition and…

Coronavirus Q&A: Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants, and being contagious

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., Axios is answering readers’ questions about the pandemic — how it spreads, who’s at risk, and what you can do to stay safe. What’s new: This week, we answer four questions on vulnerability for those with asthma, traveling across state lines, being contagious, safely washing dishes,…

Voices Of Wards 7 And 8: Neighbors Explain What The Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them

Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn’t the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D’Quan Young, and others. In…

How Micromobility in Cities Evolved in 2019

By Ashwini Chhabra From the rise of the micromobility industry in Santa Monica, California in 2017, through its rapid growth and global expansion in 2018, to its global presence in 2019, we have seen a remarkable evolution of this new and popular service and the approach cities are taking to support sustainable mobility for all. Looking back…

Here’s where pedestrians are dying in Prince George’s and Montgomery County – Greater Greater Washington

Glenarden is faced with potential pedestrian fatalities on several roads that are not pedestrian-friendly. Mayor Estes has continued conversations with the State Highway Administration to help make Highway 704 safer for pedestrian crossings. Additional safety practices are also being planned by Mayor Estes, in communities that are experiencing high levels of vehicular traffic and speeds…

Entrepreneurship & Empowerment EXPO for Returning Citizens

Attention Returning Citizens: If you’re having trouble getting hired, hire yourself! I invite you for a day of learning and fellowship. Come learn how to start your own business and hear from returning citizens who have started their own businesses. Come hear from community leaders who have been impacted by the criminal justice system and…