Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: Eliminate fees, exempt FreeState Gun Range in gun security bill

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he would support amending the proposed gun safety legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to eliminate new fees and exempt places such as the FreeState Gun Range in White Marsh. The bill sought by the Olszewski administration requires stronger security measures at gun shops and temporary gun shows …


Business, Politics, Traffic

Long-awaited expansion of Joppa/Harford Road intersection to advance in 2020

CARNEY, MD—Construction will finally begin in 2020 on the long-awaited improvements to the intersection of Harford Road and Joppa Road in Carney, according to Councilman David Marks Initially, the work was set to begin back in 2018, but the delays involved with the opening of the new CVS located at the highly-trafficked intersection prevented the upgrades from being done until …


Pie Five closes its doors in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—A restaurant that was relatively new to the White Marsh area has closed up shop. Pie Five in Nottingham Commons has closed its doors. The location’s listing in Google Maps says the restaurant is “permanently closed.” “We’ve loved being your favorite pizza place in Maryland, but sadly due to unforeseen circumstances we had to close our locations,” the …

Baltimore County Commission for Women to hold Voices of Women event in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—The Baltimore County Commission for Women will hold a special event in Rosedale later this month. The Commission will host a “Voices of Women in Baltimore County” community forum on Wednesday, January 22, at the Rosedale branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 6105 Kenwood Avenue (21237). The event will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Participants will …

Baltimore County offices to be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, January 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. Trash …

Deadline extended for applicants to serve on Board of Education’s Ethics Review Panel

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County is seeking an interested volunteer citizen to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Review Panel. The Panel serves as an advisory body to the Board for purposes of interpreting its Ethics Code policies. The panel consists of five members appointed by the Board of Education. To be eligible for consideration for this …

Governor Hogan announces more than $1 billion in tax relief for Maryland retirees

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and have contributed so much, …

Governor’s budget provides $7.5M for EARN Maryland, record $3M for state apprenticeship program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday announced that the Hogan administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget provides $7.5 million for the nationally-recognized Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant program and a record $3 million for the state’s apprenticeship program. “Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed budget is a testament to his administrations commitment to creating greater opportunities for …