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Fall is here and so is leaf collection season, and more happening today in Baltimore

Kaleah Mcilwain

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Baltimore Updates for Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Meet Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson

SNF Parkway Theater where the annual Maryland Film Festival is held is hosting a special preview screening of Attica. The documentary is a look at the 1971 uprising at the Attica correctional facility in Attica, NY, where 1,200 inmates seized the maximum-security prison yard and held over three dozen hostages for days demanding better treatment. Director Stanley Nelson will be in attendance and will do a question and answer session following the screening. Seats are available for reserve with the code "Atticageneral," and please note the code is case sensitive.

The public school system wants to hear from its students

Baltimore City Public Schools is having a Student Voice Board Forum that is virtual and only for students and youth. The forum will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be on the topic of mental health. The district wants to know how it can improve its mental health resources for youth from its youth.

The Baltimore City Police Department is hiring

The BPD is currently hiring police officers, cadets, and lateral officers. They are looking for passionate, dynamic problem solvers committed to serving their communities with integrity, empathy and pride. Those interested are encouraged to apply online. For more information check out the YouTube video.

Fall is here so don't forget that means it's leaf collection season

As the leaves turn and fall off the trees yard work will be picking up so that means there will be bags of leaves to get rid of. Leaf collection season lasts October 25 through January 3, 2022 and there are multiple ways you can have your leaves collected. If you have 5 bags or less they can be picked up on your regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. If you have more than 20 than you will need to call "311" before 6 p.m. Sundays to schedule to have them picked-up.

Did you miss yesterday's big announcement?

Yesterday Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced $50 million investment towards violence prevention over three years as a part of the Mayor's Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan. This is his administration’s second American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) priority investment that will include community violence intervention, victim services, youth justice, re-entry services, and community healing.

This article is a daily update on the Baltimore City and Baltimore County. This article will provide brief updates about the local fire departments, police departments, Mayor's office, school boards, transportation and other areas impacting your life. For more information, please click on the links provided. Know something that I missed? Tell me in the comments below and I can include it in the next update.

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