Senator J.B. Jennings

Senator J.B. Jennings Proudly serving the constituents of Legislative District 7 in Annapolis. By Authority: Friends of J.B. Jennings, Jennifer Janson, Treasurer

The Bel Air Farmers’ Market has a great lineup for tomorrow. Get outside, enjoy the ☀️sunshine☀️, and support some great...
05/29/2020

The Bel Air Farmers’ Market has a great lineup for tomorrow. Get outside, enjoy the ☀️sunshine☀️, and support some great local vendors! #shoplocal #supportsmallbusinesses #supportourfarmers #onemaryland #marylandunites #farmersmarket #harfordcounty

Vendors attending this Saturday, 5/23. Essential Safety Guidelines are still in effect. Market hours are 7 to 11 a.m.:

Andy's Eggs & Poultry, Bee's by the Bay, Belle's Acres, Belvedere Farm, Brogue Hydroponics, Brooms Bloom, Brooks Brand Salsa, Brown Croft Farm, Coffee Coffee, Crooked Creek Pork Farm, Dough Run, Flowers by Dene', Falling Branch Brewery, Flying Plow, Gardens of Joy, God Scent Herbs, Good Dog Farm, Granova Poultry, Greek Superfoods (Dimitri's Olives/Oils), Harford Vineyard, Kirk's Farm, My Canine Cucina, Pairings Bistro Food Truck, ProEdge Sharpening, Sweet D's Spreads, Shepherds Manor Creamery, White Tiger Distillery, Wilson's Farm Market, Woolly Hill Farm, Woolsey Farm and Yoga Fresh.

05/28/2020
Hereford Farm Market

The Hereford Farm Market has a great lineup for Saturday morning. Swing by and support some great local vendors! #shoplocal #supportsmallbusinesses #onemaryland #marylandunites #supportourfarmers #herefordzone

Some of our lineup for Saturday (in alphabetical order):

Country Tails: Original paintings, tie-dye onsies and children's t-shirts, hand crafted soap for children, and goat milk body cream.

Ferguson Family Farm: Fresh and frozen chickens

Floriculture: Wreaths, house plants, herb planters, topiary and cut flower bouquets

Mary Magenta: Her bags will be available at the Country Tails booth!

Miller Produce: Kale, Spinach, Asparagus, Leaf lettuce, Microgreens: sunflower, pea, radish, spicy salad mix

Oak Spring: Certified Organic strawberries, salad mix, spicy mix, bok choi, fennel, beets, hakurei turnips, and more spring goodies! This is the last week for vegetable transplants for your garden. Lots of tomatoes, eggplant & peppers!

Plants Are Good Co.: Elderberry syrup, tinctures, body butter, healing salve.

RosiePosie Design Co. Masks masks masks!

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for restaurants and bars:
05/28/2020

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for restaurants and bars:

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for swimming pools:
05/28/2020

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for swimming pools:

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for youth sports and summer camps:
05/28/2020

Following is detailed information regarding current parameters for youth sports and summer camps:

Please #ShopLocal! Maryland's farmers and small businesses need us now more than ever. #supportsmallbusinesses #supportf...
05/26/2020

Please #ShopLocal! Maryland's farmers and small businesses need us now more than ever.

#supportsmallbusinesses #supportfarmers #CSA #KarmaFarm #HerefordZone

Shares still available! This weeks share (farm pick up 5/29-5/30) has basil, lettuce, mizuna, edible flowers, tatsoi, radishes, spring onions, and arugula
#covid19farming #csa #karmafarm #dcfood #baltimorefood #vegetables #monkton

Congratulations, Evan! Go Bulls!
05/26/2020

Congratulations, Evan! Go Bulls!

This is the final week for BCPS seniors. We wanted to start the week by celebrating two of them! Hereford High's Evan Barnard and Towson High's Sofia Grose earned MPSSAA Minds in Motion Scholarships and are proudly sharing their signs commemorating that achievement.

05/25/2020
We will never forget

Today we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Men and women who fought to protect our Nation's freedoms. We will never forget them.

05/22/2020

Each new year brings a sense of hope and optimism; a chance for people to start fresh and tackle new goals for the year that lies ahead. Just six months ago, we rang in not just a brand-new year, but a new decade as well, making 2020 the much-anticipated start of 10 years-worth of new possibilities. But just as the rush of the holidays began to wear off, news reports of a strange new virus on the other side of the globe started to surface. The onset of foreign illnesses isn’t totally new to us given fairly recent outbreaks of viruses like SARS and Ebola. As scary as they were, though, health professionals were able to isolate them and prevent them from spreading, thus making this newest virus called COVID-19 a bit of an afterthought for most.

It was exactly three weeks after the ball dropped in Times Square that COVID-19 was officially discovered in the United States. News reports of its harrowing impact on Washington State – particularly in nursing homes – was just the beginning of cases that began peppering the country. Then, on March 5th, things really hit home when Maryland reported its first three cases.

As reality started to set in, we watched the news reports from Italy. Hospitals were overloaded, patients were being cared for in hallways and ventilators were in short supply. Doctors were being forced to make unfathomable decisions about which patients would receive lifesaving care and which would not. These scenes gave us a glimpse into the horror that was in store for us if we didn’t take immediate action.

Just like a Category 5 Hurricane that is churning in the Atlantic with all the models showing it will make landfall in the mid-Atlantic region, Maryland immediately began preparing for the worst-case scenario while hoping for the best. The goal was to “flatten the curve” and give our hospital infrastructure time to prepare for the overwhelming number of patients they were potentially going to receive. Schools were closed. Professional sports teams postponed their seasons. The Maryland General Assembly adjourned early for the first time since Abraham Lincoln was President. Businesses deemed “non-essential” were forced to close. We came together as One Maryland, collectively and without reservation. Everyone seemed willing to do their part to preserve and protect the health of their fellow citizens.

Fast forward ten weeks. Make-shift hospitals have been established, former hospitals have been reopened and current hospitals have converted entire units to care for COVID-19 patients. PPE supplies have been replenished, additional ventilators have been obtained, hospitalizations are down, and the State has exponentially expanded testing at locations from border to border.

We have mastered video conferencing, affording us a fun and rare opportunity to peek into the homes of co-workers, teachers, newscasters and politicians. Parents have a renewed respect for their children’s teachers and the art of teaching. Our esteemed medical professionals have also learned more about this virus - how it’s transmitted, who is most vulnerable to it and how to better to treat it. And, we have not only learned but swiftly put into practice a new term that will forever be ingrained to our way of life: social distancing.

Tragically some people have lost their lives, and yes, this virus is dangerous for immunosuppressed individuals with pre-existing conditions. We still need to proceed with caution. With that being said, though, it is time for us to put into place what we have learned over the past ten weeks and get Maryland back open for business. For over 60 days businesses that are deemed “essential” have had little to no competition. Home Depot, Lowes, Target and Walmart have seen sales go through the roof, while the Mom and Pop stores of Main Street have been shuttered – some of them permanently.

Small businesses are the backbone of Maryland’s economy, and it’s past time that we start giving them a fighting chance to survive.

Just as individuals have made adjustments to this new way of life, so have businesses. If a big box store is capable of putting tape on floors to mark six-foot social distancing, installing plexiglass in front of registers, and placing hand sanitizer throughout the store, so can every other business in Maryland. Some may argue that smaller stores actually make them more capable of managing how many people are coming and going at any given time. Let’s allow our small businesses to show the same kind of ingenuity in protecting their customers that they applied to starting their businesses in the first place. A perfect example of this is restaurants that want to offer outdoor dining service to their patrons.

This situation is no longer about essential vs. non-essential businesses. From where I sit, every single business in this State is essential. Any one of them that is able to implement proper social distancing measures should be allowed to open its doors again. It is time for Maryland to find a responsible balance between public health and economic recovery.

It has been said that sunlight is the best disinfectant there is, making ultraviolet light an effective weapon against COVID-19. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Marylanders need to get back outside safely to enjoy all that our State has to offer, like a plethora of outdoor recreation activities, boundless retail options, and most especially its long list of renowned restaurants.

This year has not exactly been the ideal way to begin a whole new decade, but we must act now to give a fighting chance to the businesses that keep our State running. Life as we know it will be different for the foreseeable future. Let’s learn to live with COVID-19, not hide from it.

Important information from the Department of Aging.
05/22/2020

Important information from the Department of Aging.

5 Things to wash your hands of! #scamalert #scam #fraudalert #fraudhttps://www.ftc.gov/system/files/attachments/coronavirus-advice-consumers/keep_calm_infographic_en_letter_rev_508.pdf

🦀 It's not Memorial Day in Maryland without steamed crabs! 🦀Call ahead to Conrad's in Bel Air today to reserve yours bef...
05/22/2020

🦀 It's not Memorial Day in Maryland without steamed crabs! 🦀

Call ahead to Conrad's in Bel Air today to reserve yours before they sell out. Thank you for continuing to #ShopLocal and #SupportSmallBusinesses! #OneMaryland #MarylandUnites #MarylandIsForCrabs #MemorialDay2020

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Crabs will sell fast today!
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Conrad's Crabs and Seafood Market -Bel Air, MD
443-981-3477
1207 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD 212014
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Senate Minority Leader Says Marylanders Growing Anxious
05/22/2020
Senate Minority Leader Says Marylanders Growing Anxious

Senate Minority Leader Says Marylanders Growing Anxious

WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 - J.B. Jennings says he is getting calls every day from people who can’t pay their bills because they haven’t gotten unemployment insurance or from business owners who are close to closing their doors for good.

I agree with Comptroller Franchot. Give Maryland’s restaurant industry a fighting chance - let them #TakeItOutside!
05/21/2020
Md. restaurants say they're near point of no return, want state to let them open patios

I agree with Comptroller Franchot. Give Maryland’s restaurant industry a fighting chance - let them #TakeItOutside!

Seibel's Restaurant and Uptown Pub has been serving Burtonsville since 1939. But they’ve never faced anything like this. They’re limping along on carryout orders. “It’s a meatball sub and a sweet potato hash! ” a worker calls out to restaurant owner Lynn Martins. Martin...

Beginning today at Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County, state-operated drive-thru sites will be offering appointmen...
05/21/2020

Beginning today at Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County, state-operated drive-thru sites will be offering appointment-free COVID-19 testing, including for those who are asymptomatic. Additionally, 17 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Maryland have opened. The opening of additional test sites across the state will be announced by the end of the month.

Locations include:
Anne Arundel County
CVS Pharmacy, 2600 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21076
CVS Pharmacy, 157 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146

Baltimore City
CVS Pharmacy, 9519 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
CVS Pharmacy, 2560 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Carroll County
CVS Pharmacy, 6040 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Charles County
CVS Pharmacy, 4200 Altamont Place, White Plains, MD 20695

Frederick County
CVS Pharmacy, 8032 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701
CVS Pharmacy, 5414 Rotary Avenue, New Market, MD 21774

Howard County
CVS Pharmacy, 8197 Westside Boulevard, Fulton, MD 20759

Montgomery County
CVS Pharmacy, 7809 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
CVS Pharmacy, 799 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
CVS Pharmacy, 12215 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Prince George’s County
CVS Pharmacy, 8201 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784
CVS Pharmacy, 7600 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
CVS Pharmacy, 4840 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
CVS Pharmacy, 5100 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Worcester County
CVS Pharmacy, 12001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

For more information on COVID-19 testing in Maryland, please visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/symptoms-testing.

"Retail stores may reopen for in-store retail with a maximum capacity of 10, including staff. This applies to all retail...
05/21/2020
Retail, barbers, hair salons open to 10 people in Baltimore County beginning Friday

"Retail stores may reopen for in-store retail with a maximum capacity of 10, including staff. This applies to all retail establishments outside of those considered essential under the state’s previous orders. Curbside pickup and delivery is strongly encouraged, and all public health precautions should remain in place. Shopping malls must continue to stay closed except for retail establishments that be accessed from the outside.

Barber shops and hair salons may reopen with a maximum capacity of 10, including staff. They may operate by appointment only and with appropriate health and safety guidelines. Other personal services establishments must remain closed until further notice."

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/retail-barbers-salons-open-to-10-people-in-baltimore-county-beginning-friday/32627124?fbclid=IwAR1w1PZ_TuYX0QoiV71jL1Y1q14SBD1QGVJteOLRClGDRK7VcTdVjM5n-50

The executive order will go into effect Friday beginning at 9 a.m.

05/20/2020

❗️❗️Unemployment Insurance Update ❗️❗️

Currently, claimants under the PUA program are able to file multiple open weeks of claims the same day. Regular UI claimants have not had this capability until today.

With this new update, claimants filing Regular UI weekly certifications will be able to certify for any available open weeks for which they have not filed a weekly certification. The available weeks will still be limited to what weeks are open in the last 60 days.

Claimants will be notified of this update today via a notification in their portal and email. As always, please contact my office at [email protected] should you have any questions or concerns.

The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Amoss Mill Road Bridge following repairs to a triple cell cul...
05/20/2020

The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Amoss Mill Road Bridge following repairs to a triple cell culvert. The bridge over Island Branch is between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amoss Road near Norrisville.
This project was completed in two phases. In October of 2019, phase one repairs were completed consisting of the placement of rip rap within the stream channel to stabilize the culvert outfall. This final phase consisted of repairs to the stacked stone headwall that had been undermined and was failing.
Harford County appreciates the public’s patience during the road closures necessary to complete the Amoss Mill Road Bridge project. Questions may be directed to Matt Miller, Department of Public Works, at 410-638-3509 extension 1392.

Pre-orders and pre-payment are being accepted by some Bel Air Farmers’ Market vendors. Start planning your trip for Satu...
05/19/2020

Pre-orders and pre-payment are being accepted by some Bel Air Farmers’ Market vendors. Start planning your trip for Saturday now! #shoplocal #supportsmallbusinesses #supportfarmers #onemaryland #marylandunites #harfordcounty

Pre-orders and prepayment will be taken by the vendors below for Saturday. Not all vendors take pre-orders. Cash is accepted by several, credit/debit card is preferred by many as well. It's up to each vendor how they accept payment. Thank you for your continued support!!! #buylocal

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is currently accepting applications for three grant programs intended to strength...
05/19/2020
Harford County ​​Cultural Arts Board

The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is currently accepting applications for three grant programs intended to strengthen and provide ongoing support to all disciplines of the arts community - including folk and traditional arts, literary arts, media arts, performing arts, and visual arts.

*Harford County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for Harford County Artists – Deadline May 25, 2020.

*FY21 General Operating Support for Harford County Arts Nonprofits – Deadline June 1, 2020.

*FY21 Arts Programming Support for Maryland-based entities presenting or producing the arts in Harford County – Deadline September 15, 2020.

Applications are also still being accepted for grants to support arts programming presented in fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) in Harford County by Maryland-based nonprofit, religious, higher education, and government entities. The deadline for these applications has been extended to September 15, 2020. Funding decisions will be announced by November 15, 2020.

For more information about all grant programs including full guidelines and eligibility, and to apply, go to
www.CulturalArtsBoard.org. The website also includes a page of COVID-19 Resources, continually updated with other grants, professional development, and state and federal aid, for the general public and for the arts industry.

​As the government-appointed local arts agency, Harford County Cultural Arts Advisory Board is the premier local resource for arts organizations, independent artists, and the residents of Harford County, Maryland. The Board provides advocacy and administ

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Thank you for advocating on behalf of Bengie’s Drive-In. It’s one of our family’s favorite places. We’ve even done the holiday dusk-to-dawn shows. You can’t find that kind of entertainment anywhere else!
Why is Bengies Drive-In not allowed to open? With some small changes I would think they would be the perfect place to see a movie. The boardwalk can open, but a drive-in can't? There were more people walking around Fells Point this weekend then could ever attend Bengies, but people can walk all over Fells drinking. I don't get it.
Thank you for your efforts in getting approval for Bengie's Drive-in to open.
Thank you Senator for taking the time to answer your phone and speak to me about unemployment and offer your help. You are a wonderful example of what our leaders should look like! Thank You! Edith Jane Slattery
I so sorry Senator. You try to post things to keep the public informed of what’s going on and support your local business and all you get is negativity. I understand not everyone agrees with you and everyone has their own opinions but it doesn’t need criticism nonstop. I can’t say I agree with you 100% on everything but know I do support you regardless. Prayers on making the hard decisions that you face.
Reopen Maryland will sponsor the Republican base tomorrow on a ride from Frederick to Salisbury. Where will you be?
Yeah JB stop with all your bullsh*t posts on Facebook and get Larry to open up the state before it’s too late your posts are so useless
The unemployment web site is a night mare for us laid off Marylanders I am appalled at the inefficiently on display here 114,685 people applying ahead of my son he has tried for three weeks to access the site to no avail it either doesn’t work or shuts down in mid application process
Senator JB Jennings is a great guy he cares about his community and all its citizens regardless of who they are or where they are Senator JB Jennings came to my Aid in a time of need and he has my utmost respect and support
Senator J.B. Jennings. Why havent you sent a letter to the governor as Daniel cox did for his constituents in district 4? Title 14 doesn't give the governor power to sieze or take charge take of the physical bodies of healthy person or business is not involved in healthcare. The governor can make a recommendation but It also does not give him the police powers That he claims he has in his executive orders. As one on your constituents I urge you to draft a similar letter to governor and urge a swift and prompt response. #ReopenMD
I am going to say something very controversial and I might lose a lot of friends on here, but perhaps with everything which is going on right now with police enforcing these unconstitutional orders, that the conservative movements love affair with law enforcement will stop. I know many police officers and they are good people for the most part, but in the hierarchy of government authority, police are the lowest common denominator. I'm sure they're many law enforcement officers across the country that are taking these orders with a grain of salt and our doing their best to ignore them. Unfortunately though, too many will blindly follow any order they're giving, like law enforcement has in countless regimes throughout history, because they will put their paychecks and benefits over what is right. When you see and hear stories of Americans being harassed for going to church and for being out in public by police, I can no longer support law enforcement. They have become criminals themselves and should be treated by the citizens as such.