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“Cuddle Shuttle” to Participate in Holiday Events in Dundalk and White Marsh 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County’s new Animal Services Adoption Express, affectionately called the “Cuddle Shuttle,” will make its public debut this weekend at community holiday events. The $182,000 customized mobile adoption vehicle will visit community events year-round to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“Our Animal Services team is doing a tremendous job with adoptions and live releases from the animal shelter and this new mobile unit is a great tool to help us get the word out and find loving homes for our adoptable pets,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We invite community groups and organizations to request our Cuddle Shuttle to participate in community events all around the County.”

The Adoption Express will appear in the following events tomorrow, Saturday, December 2:

  • White Marsh Holiday Parade, 10 a.m., The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh; http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com/events/detail/19th-annual-holiday-parade/
  • Dundalk Holiday Hoopla and Train Garden, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Center Place, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla
  • Dundalk Christmas Parade, 4 p.m., Corner of Shipping Place and South Center Place to Heritage Park, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla

The Adoption Express may be requested by contacting the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at bcasvolunteer@baltimorecountymd.gov. More information about pet adoption is available on the County website at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/adoption.html.


The opening of a FedEx Ground facility at Tradepoint Atlantic brings 425 new jobs to Baltimore County. FedEx Ground and its contractors now process up to 15,000 packages per hour out of a new 307,000 square foot facility near Interstate 695 in Sparrows Point.    

“FedEx Ground was the first company to step up and see the potential of Tradepoint Atlantic as a major East Coast logistics center. These 425 jobs are a great down payment as we return thousands of jobs to the site of a former steel mill,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

FedEx Ground is directly employing approximately 275 people at the facility, with FedEx contracted service providers adding another 150 jobs.

FedEx Ground joins companies already doing business at Tradepoint Atlantic including Pasha Automotive, Harley Davidson, Lafarge, Eastern Metal Recycling and Access World. In 2018, Under Armour opens a 1.2 million square foot e-commerce distribution house which will bring 1,000 new jobs to Baltimore County when fully operational.  

“It’s exciting to see the vision of the County’s Sparrows Point Partnership becoming reality,” added Kamenetz. “Baltimore County proactively put key pieces in place to make Tradepoint Atlantic’s Sparrows Point site attractive to business. We initiated creation of the Chesapeake Enterprise Zone, established a foreign trade zone to facilitate global commerce and set up training systems for distribution operations workers.”

A recent economic impact report projects Tradepoint Atlantic will generate 17,000 jobs in the Baltimore region, plus another 21,000 jobs during construction. Economic impact is projected to top $3 billion when development is completed in 2025, according to the Sage Policy Group study.

With 3,100 acres, Tradepoint Atlantic is one of the largest economic development projects on the East Coast. The development features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways that is ideal for global distribution and advanced manufacturing. 


Program and Special Recognition Includes Free Movie Screening 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is hosting a tribute to Henrietta Lacks next Saturday, July 29, in the Turner Station neighborhood where she lived. The program celebrates her legacy and will include a special and rare honor from the County Executive, as well as remarks from community leaders and a free screening of the movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

The program, which will take place at the Fleming Community Center, located at 641 Main Street in Turner Station, begins at 10 a.m. and includes refreshments. The public is welcome to attend.

Sponsoring groups include the Lacks Family, Henrietta Lacks House of Healing, Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, Turner Station Conservation Teams, Fleming Senior Center Council, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. William Wade’s family, Baltimore County Department of Aging, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, The Kingdom Economic System and Turner Station Heritage Foundation Committee. Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam was instrumental in ensuring that Henrietta Lacks’ contributions were recognized statewide and in Baltimore County. Media sponsors for the event include Radio One and the Afro-American Newspaper.

Henrietta Lacks has been called by some “the most important woman in medical history,”  despite the lack of recognition while she was alive. An African-American Dundalk resident who lived in Turner Station, Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting source of an immortalized line of cells that will reproduce indefinitely and continues to be a source of invaluable medical data today. Her cells were used to test the polio vaccine, were a basis for cloning and in vitro fertilization and are helping to develop anti-cancer drug therapies.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017