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Schuh declares heroin use a public health emergency

Schuh declares heroin use a public health emergency

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Surrounded by medical professionals, citizens, advocates, and the newly formed Heroin Action Taskforce, County Executive Steve Schuh today announced an executive order declaring a county-wide heroin public health emergency, directing county agencies to use “all best efforts” to eradicate the use of heroin in Anne Arundel County. “While we will not win this war overnight, […]

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County provides free parking for New Years Eve

County provides free parking for New Years Eve

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County today announced the John Whitmore Parking Garage on Clay Street will be open to the public for the Annapolis New Year’s Eve Celebration free of charge. This garage is located on the corner of Clay and Washington Streets.  The City of Annapolis Garages will be charging the “special event” rate–$10 to $20 […]

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World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening featuring the music and folk dances of Ukraine will be presented at 7 p.m. January 8 at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts, 901 Chase St., Annapolis. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Live music, representing the soul of Ukraine, will be played by the Gerdan ensemble and feature traditional […]

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Council approves Schuh’s nomination for Health Department

Council approves Schuh’s nomination for Health Department

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive Steve Schuh tonight thanked the Anne Arundel County Council for unanimously consenting to his recommendation for the appointment of Dr. Jinlene Chan as permanent Anne Arundel County Health Officer. “As our county works to address the public health crisis of heroin and opioid addiction, we will be fortunate to have Dr. Jinlene Chan as […]

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Fight breaks out at Westfield Annapolis

Fight breaks out at Westfield Annapolis

| November 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: 4:37pm.  Police are reporting that a fight broke out between two juveniles in the Westfield Annapolis mall about an hour ago which caused a panic on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Police have not released any details at this point, but from an employee at the mall, someone put a […]

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Commission on Disabilities Issues wins legacy award from Volunteer Center

Commission on Disabilities Issues wins legacy award from Volunteer Center

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

On November 13, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC) held a Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration Luncheon at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill in Gambrills, MD.  Pamela Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, served as the […]

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Schuh appoints Altomare, Graves and Kokolis to top public safety posts

Schuh appoints Altomare, Graves and Kokolis to top public safety posts

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surrounded by public safety officials from across Anne Arundel County, County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced Allan Graves and Tim Altomare as his appointees to head the county fire and police departments. Schuh also announced he will reappoint current Detention Department Superintendent Terry Kokolis to oversee county detention facilities. “Tim, Allan, and Terry understand we […]

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Schuh continues reappointments and recommendations

Schuh continues reappointments and recommendations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced his intention to reappoint Anne Arundel County Administrative Hearing Officer Douglas Clark Hollman and Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) President and CEO Kirkland Murray. Schuh also announced he will recommend the appointment of Dr. Jinlene Chan as permanent Anne Arundel County Health Officer. In accordance with state law, […]

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Schuh continues to assemble administration with more appointments

Schuh continues to assemble administration with more appointments

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced his intention to reappoint Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Director Rick Anthony and Grants Administrator and Hispanic and Latino Community Liaison Maria Casasco. “Rick and Maria are dedicated public servants who’ve worked to ensure that our citizens live in the best county in Maryland,” said Schuh. “I’m happy […]

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QuotePie joins Chesapeake Innovation Center as Collaboration Hub member

QuotePie joins Chesapeake Innovation Center as Collaboration Hub member

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), Anne Arundel County’s technology business incubator, today announced that QuotePie, LLC has joined as its newest Collaboration Hub member. QuotePie is a powerful web-based insurance marketplace that allows business owners to connect with property and casualty insurance agents from across the country. Its proprietary platform creates a culture of transparent competition […]

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Thank you Laura Neuman

Thank you Laura Neuman

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

In February of 2013, no one knew who Laura Neuman was. We questioned it as well. Here we are in 2014 and there are still many questions lingering out there. When did she morph from a solid and focused executive into a politician fluent in mudslinging? Does she have a future in elected office or government? […]

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Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Yesterday, Anne Arundel County Executive Elect Steve Schuh made two personnel moves and informed police chief Kevin Davis and fire chief Michael Cox that they would not be part of the new administration. Schuh’s spokesman said that they were “moving in a different direction” which is akin to “it’s not you, it’s me” in a […]

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Chief Kevin Davis stepping down December 1st

Chief Kevin Davis stepping down December 1st

| November 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis will resign effective December 1, 2014.  There has been speculation if the Chief would retain his position ever since Laura Neuman lost the primary for County Executive. County Executive Elect, Steve Schuh, did not commit one way or the other on retaining the chief or fire chief Michael […]

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Schuh gains support of former 2- term Democrat County Executive

Schuh gains support of former 2- term Democrat County Executive

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive candidate Steve Schuh was endorsed today by former County Executive O. James Lighthizer, Sr. “This election goes beyond partisan issues,” said Lighthizer, a Democrat who served two terms as County Executive from 1982 to 1990. “I supported George Johnson in 2006 because I believed he was the best man for the […]

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Neuman slashes county park admissions in half

Neuman slashes county park admissions in half

| October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced that effective November 1 citizens who visit the county’s four major parks will enjoy a 50 percent reduction in parking fees and permits. “One of this administration’s top priorities has been finding ways we can reduce the financial burden on our citizens, and I am pleased that […]

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Schuh leading race in AACC poll

Schuh leading race in AACC poll

| October 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Steve Schuh has a commanding lead over his opponent, according to polling released today by Anne Arundel Community College’s Center for the Study of Local Issues. The poll, conducted from October 14-16, found that 40 percent of likely voters support Steve Schuh for County Executive over 26 percent supporting George Johnson. The survey was a […]

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Anne Arundel County reduces paramedic response time by 27%

Anne Arundel County reduces paramedic response time by 27%

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department today reported it has witnessed a 27 percent decrease in average paramedic response times over the last 12 months due to improvements in Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service. Additionally, the department has seen a 21 percent decrease of 90th-percentile response times for the arrival of paramedic level care […]

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3 County employees disciplined after displaying noose

3 County employees disciplined after displaying noose

| October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman hosted a press conference yesterday to stress the important role cultural sensitivity plays in the diverse workforce that composes Anne Arundel County government. Spurred by a recent isolated incidence of racial and cultural insensitivity – in which three employees were disciplined for fashioning and displaying a noose and exchanging inappropriate jokes […]

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Neuman introduces increased ambulance fees

Neuman introduces increased ambulance fees

| October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has announced her administration has put forth legislation to defray the county’s cost of ambulance services by raising ambulance service fees, a change that will come at no cost to county residents. If passed, Bill 64-14 will generate an additional $1-3 million annually in ambulance fee revenue, and will only affect […]

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Lifeline 100 Century Ride and community health fair this weekend

Lifeline 100 Century Ride and community health fair this weekend

| October 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

Anne Arundel County agencies and local nonprofit leaders are pleased to annouce inaugural Anne Arundel Lifeline 100 Century Ride and Making Health Happen Community Health Fair will be held simultaneously at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville on October 19. Both events are made possible through a special partnership between the Anne Arundel County Police Department, […]

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Graphic Design USA honors AACC again

Graphic Design USA honors AACC again

| October 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Graphic Design USA honored seven publications designed by Anne Arundel Community College’s Creative Services team with its 2014 American Graphic Design Awards. Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions for more than 50 years, and this year’s competition drew more than 8,000 entries from advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, associations, universities, government and […]

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Trumbauer: Keep library on West Street

Trumbauer: Keep library on West Street

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citing an over-budget proposed cost and a the applicability of the current site, District 6 County Councilman Chris Trumbauer has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the library urging the Board to re-develop the existing site on West Street. All of this information has led me to conclude that the existing West […]

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