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Special Event Zone Idea Advances With Legislation Planned In Annapolis


Special Event Zone Idea Advances With Legislation Planned In Annapolis
A vehicle is pictured spinning out on Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City during the H2Oi weekend. File Photo

OCEAN CITY — Legislation creating special enforcement zones to help stem some of the issues associated with the mobilized special events in Ocean City will be introduced in this General Assembly session.

After several troubling motorized special events in Ocean City, resort officials began exploring ways to curb some of the illicit activity associated with the events. Last November, it was standing room only in the Mayor and Council chamber as the elected officials got their first look at a list of recommendations from the police commission that included eliminating or at least curtailing some of the motorized special events.

Grants for Mental Health

Two Grants Totaling $250K To Expand Worcester Mental Health Care Services

The Dispatch   Dec 07,2017 by Bethany Hooper

Pictured, from left, are Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Chair Dr. Allan Anderson, Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services Executive Director Steven Taylor and Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Executive Director Mark Luckner. Photo by Bethany Hooper

BERLIN – Two grants totaling $250,000 are expected to expand mental health services in Worcester County.

On Wednesday, officials with Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services announced the nonprofit had secured $250,000 in grants to fund two clinicians over the course of two years.

Carozza to challenge Mathias for Maryland Senate seat

Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, a Republican who was elected to represent District 38C four years ago, announced Sunday she will challenge incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias, a Democrat, in the 2018 election.

"I believe it is my calling," Carozza told a large group that gathered Sunday at Ocean City Elementary School.

Carozza, 56, grew up in Ocean City, where her family operated a drive-through restaurant called Beefy’s. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin and the Catholic University of America in Washington, where she earned joint BA and MA degrees.

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Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate