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Hundreds Of Northrup Grumman Employees Protest Vaccine Mandate

HANOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Hundreds of Northrup Grumman employees gathered outside of the company’s Hanover, Maryland facility to protest the Biden administration’s sweeping federal vaccine mandate. Starting December 8, more than 100 million federal employees and contractors are subject to the vaccine requirement ordered by the president. “There are limited exceptions, but yeah, the expectation is that if you want to work in the federal government or be a contractor, you need to be vaccinated, unless you are eligible for one of the exemptions,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when the move was announced in September. Workers WJZ talked to said they believe the mandate is unconstitutional. “Mandates in general, upon, you know, free citizens of this country is unconstitutional,” said employee Michael Drodes. “And if it starts here, where does it end?” “We have everything against the mandate, said employee Olivia Ravadge. “We should not be forced to put something in our body that we don’t want to.” Another protest is scheduled for October 20. Northrup Grumman did not immediately respond to a request for a statement.
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Two LGBTQ-affirming Baltimore churches — one historic and one young — unite with installation of new pastor

A service held Sunday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church signifies a new partnership between one of Baltimore’s historic churches and a fledgling congregation, both rooted in LGBTQ affirmation and inclusivity, generations apart. The Rev. Emily Scott, who leads both congregations, was installed through a Rite of Installation, signifying her new role as pastor at the 161-year-old St. ...
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Get to Know Harriette Wienner

Harriette Wienner and her husband Stephen, both born and bred Baltimoreans, originally met in high school while working at local hangout Mike’s Pizza in Pikesville. Their paths crossed again after college, and together, they have raised three adult children in the heart of Jewish Baltimore – Katie, 25, Jenny, 23 and Alex, 21.

VIDEO: From Table to Farm, Free Composting Offered in Annapolis

It’s one of those “win-win” ideas that makes you wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Under a pilot program in Annapolis, some residents can get free compost bins and pickup service for their table scraps, and that compost will go directly to local farms. It’s waste reduction and support for agriculture wrapped up into one. Cheryl Costello takes us to the farms benefiting from the program. Watch below:

Hispanic Liaison Laura Gutierrez receives Community Hero Award

Hispanic Community Services Specialist Laura Gutierrez from the Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley was named one of the “Community Hero” award recipients by the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus. The award, “celebrates incredible community leaders who made a difference during the pandemic,” according to an announcement by the group. The awards...

Baltimore youth lead conversation about vaccines

On Thursday, students from Baltimore area schools led a powerful conversation about youth vaccination at Baltimore Equitable Vaccination Initiative‘s second Baltimore: State of Vaccination event, which you can watch in full below. Watch the first event, featuring Mayor Brandon Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa here. Baltimore City Public...

Opponents Protest Guilford Woods Development in College Park

Working with the University of Maryland, Gilbane Development plans to cut down around 1,000 trees on the 15-acre property known as Guilford Woods to build townhomes and graduate housing. The property, where hikers often spot deer and other wildlife, is located around College Heights Estates between University Park and Guilford...

Craft show, Perry Hall Wreath Festival coming to Richardson Farms

WHITE MARSH, MD—Richardson Farms will be hosting some fun, holiday-themed events next month. The second annual Perry Hall Wreath Festival will be held in conjunction with the annual Holiday Craft Show. The wreath festival will be held on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, 2021.  The Holiday Craft Show will be held 9 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, November … Continue reading "Craft show, Perry Hall Wreath Festival coming to Richardson Farms" The post Craft show, Perry Hall Wreath Festival coming to Richardson Farms appeared first on Nottingham MD.

Refill Goodness promotes environmentally friendly concept

STEVENSVILLE — A new concept in personalizing the way people can make a change to help the environment and protect the planet has come to Stevensville. The store, Refill Goodness, owned by Jenny Vedrani, held its grand opening on Saturday. The store is located at 460 Main St., Suite 108, in Stevensville.

U.Md. students rally against proposed townhouse development in wooded area

This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. More than 300 University of Maryland students and residents from nearby neighborhoods gathered on the campus late Friday afternoon to register their full-throated opposition to a proposed townhouse development in a wooded area near the College Park campus.