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Following Mountain Christian controversy, MDE enacts downstream notifications

KINGSVILLE, MD—When Mountain Christian Church unveiled a plan to create a new wastewater management facility on its property last year, which would have resulted in “potable effluent” being discharged into the Little Gunpower Falls, many Kingsville residents, and even some Baltimore County elected officials, were surprised that no one had notified them. That is about to change, according to Councilman …


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Pier 1 begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings ahead of store closings

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Pier 1 Imports announced on Monday that it had begun filing for bankruptcy and was seeking to sell the company. The home furnishings chain plans to close 450 stores across the U.S., including nine in Maryland. To date, the company has closed or initiated going-out-business sales at over 400 locations. The company is also in the process of closing …


Olszewski announces Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the formation of a Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group to engage in a stakeholder-driven process to identify improvements to Baltimore County’s code enforcement program in order to better serve local residents. “Baltimore County code enforcement has immense potential to significantly improve resident’s day-to-day quality of life,” Olszewski said. “Over the course …

Governor Hogan appoints MDTA Police Chief Jerry Jones as superintendent of Maryland State Police

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III as his appointee for superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Colonel Jones will succeed Colonel William M. Pallozzi, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police. “With a distinguished career in law enforcement spanning more …

MDOT MVA offices to close in observance of Presidents’ Day

BALTIMORE, MD—In addition to all Baltimore County government offices, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services and 24-hour kiosks will still be available. Customers may conduct …

Marks, Henn applaud passage of Built to Learn Act

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB1 the “Built to Learn Act.” This bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. “I am thrilled to hear that the Built to Learn Act of 2020 passed in the Maryland House of …

First two leases signed at Nottingham Ridge Logistics Center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Two first leases have been signed at the Nottingham Ridge Logistics Center, a joint venture partnership between Atapco Properties Inc. and Chesapeake Real Estate Group located at 5301 Nottingham Drive. The 165,000-square-foot space industrial property is located in White Marsh and was originally slated to be the location of the Paragon Outlets – a project that has since been …

Baltimore County offices to be closed for Presidents Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in recognition of Presidents 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 and recyclables …