March 23rd Updates

Dear Marvin,

I hope all is well. Here are some updates and resources to be aware of this week.
Thank you to the Gwynn Falls Parkway communities and those who traveled to support the clean up on Saturday. Collectively, we amassed over 90 volunteers to clean from Druid Hill Park to Leakin Park. Huge thank you to our organizing partners: Victor Ukpolo, Iota Phi Theta Gamma Omicron Omega, Bmore Beautiful, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and my staff. It was great to see Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Senator Antonio Hayes joining the effort as well!
Help us spread the word and get our West Baltimore seniors vaccinated. If you live in 21215, 21216, or 21217 and are 65 years of age or older please fill out this form! This information will be provided to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) to schedule a vaccination appointment. 
Qualifying seniors may call 443 462-5864 or 443 462-5865 to schedule an appointment OR on site scheduling is available at Mondawmin Mall (2401 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21215). 
Saturday, March 27th marks the opening of the Underground Railroad Market. The market will be open every Saturday 12-5pm at 2000 Triangle Park Pennsylvania Ave. For vendor inquiries please call 443-513-6723. Otherwise, come out and get fresh produce, arts & crafts, and more! 
Join us Saturday at 10am for our cleanup with Senator Antonio Hayes, Delegate Marlon Amprey, and the Arch Social Club. RSVP by emailing my office at [email protected] to let us know you're coming. We hope to see you there!
Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14-21 years old and looking for a summer job can apply NOW at

The application deadline is now Wednesday, March 31st. 
We're looking for students and parents to participate in this trivia night. All proceeds from this event will benefit Baltimore City High School graduates. You may learn more and register for this event here
Mayor Brandon M. Scott has announced that Baltimore City, in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership and the Baltimore Civic Fund, will distribute free wheeled, lidded recycling carts to every eligible City household this spring, implementing a key recommendation in the City’s Less Waste, Better Baltimore master plan. This initiative ensures that all City neighborhoods can participate in the City’s recycling program. This collaboration is being funded by a $9 million public-private partnership, including a $3 million grant from The Recycling Partnership.
#Mybmore's energy assistance program can lower your monthly heating/electric bill and help pay past-due balances. Learn more at or contact us today: 410-396-5555 or [email protected]
Considering applying for rent assistance, but don't know where to start? Already applied and have questions? Call 410-396-5555 or email [email protected] for more information!
Here is this week's COVID-19 testing schedule. All of these locations are 100% free, and do not require a doctor's referral or even an appointment! More information and testing sites can be found here
As always please feel free to reach out to my office should you have any questions or concerns. 


James Torrence
Baltimore City Councilman, District 7
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