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NFPA: practice safe grilling this Memorial Day weekend [VIDEO]

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Fire Protection Association is reminding local residents to practice safe grilling over the Memorial Day holiday. Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which translates to a lot of tasty meals – but it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. In 2013-2017, fire departments went …


Business, Education, Government

Parkville High, Eastern Tech students receive scholarships from Comcast

TOWSON, MD – Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors were awarded $2,500 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. One of them, Shane Shakoor, a student at Loch Raven High School, was selected to receive an additional $7,500 Comcast Founders Scholarship. The other five BCPS students earning Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships are: Fopefoluwa Atanda, Milford Mill Academy Heather …


Councilman Marks passes legislation requiring developer funding for schools

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Council has passed legislation requiring developers to pay impact fees for new residential construction. It is the first time Baltimore County has authorized an impact fee. The Maryland General Assembly recently gave the county the power to pass such an ordinance, and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks immediately sponsored the legislation. Under the bill, …

BCPS survey: should schools start before or after Labor Day?

TOWSON, MD – Should the start of school for Baltimore County Public Schools be Monday, August 26, or Tuesday, September 3? The school system is looking for guidance from the public through an online survey (click here) now available through Friday, May 31. The BCPS calendar for 2019-2020 was approved by the Board of Education on March 5, 2019, under …

Darryl L. Williams named superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools

TOWSON, MD – On Tuesday night, the Board of Education of Baltimore County voted to appoint Dr. Darryl L. Williams as the next superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, effective July 1, 2019. Darryl Williams is an area associate superintendent for eight clusters of schools in Montgomery County, and oversees eight high schools, 15 middle schools and 44 elementary schools, …

Councilman Marks supports $41 million in Baltimore County budget cuts

PERRY HALL, MD – At the Baltimore County Council meeting on May 18th, Fifth District Councilman David Marks supported more than $41 million in Baltimore County budget cuts identified by the nonpartisan Auditor’s office. Republicans on the Council were outvoted by the majority party, which settled for $14 million in cuts across the Departments of Public Works, the Office of …