By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Happy 2021!

If you missed WJZ’s New Year’s Eve special, don’t worry; here’s a look at some of the fun!

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sat down with WJZ to talk about Maryland’s steps to move forward. WJZ Sports Director Mark Viviano and former Raven Torrey Smith talked about Smith’s community work.

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Torrey Smith Talks About Community Work In Baltimore

There was also a special tribute to frontline workers and a chance to meet some of the newest additions to WJZ’s family — after we had a little baby boom of our own in 2020.

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Other stories looked back on the year in Baltimore news as well as how people will move forward in the new year.

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‘It’s So Eerie’: Downtown Baltimore Quiet As COVID-19 Dampens New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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Baltimore Youth Advocates Reflect On Lessons Learned From Deaths Of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor And BLM Movement

‘A Year Of Promise’: Baltimore Religious Leaders Share Message Of Faith, Hope Looking Ahead To 2021

Director David E. Talbert Says Latest Film, ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,’ May Not Have Happened Without Baltimore

And although there won’t be live fireworks this year in downtown Baltimore, we aired an encore of the fireworks from last year.

There were also some special appearances by:

DJ Kopec

The Palovations

Finally, here’s a little bit about what 2020, with all its ups and downs, taught us at WJZ.

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CBS Baltimore Staff