Business, Politics

Dick’s destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, says CEO

BALTIMORE, MD—As America’s gun control debate rages on, Dick’s Sporting Goods recently revealed that the chain had destroyed $5 million worth of weapons. After learning that Dick’s had sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter, CEO Edward Stack last year announced that the company would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age. Dick’s also announced that …


Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to oppose new HOME Act housing legislation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Friday said he would oppose County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s new HOME Act legislation. Olszewski has announced plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers. The bill will be introduced in the County Council session scheduled for …


Olszewski announces new HOME Act housing legislation

UPDATE: Councilman David Marks says he plans to oppose the County Executive’s HOME Act legislation. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers. The bill will be introduced …

Temporary cooling solutions coming for six BCPS schools

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Board of Education Chair Kathleen Causey issued statements following County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s announcement indicating that he had identified $16 million in county funds for air conditioning and heating units in county schools. This funding matches $13.4 million in state funding awarded by the Maryland Interagency Commission on School …

Olszewski visits striking UAW workers at GM plant in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—As the United Automobile Workers’ strike against General Motors entered its twelfth day, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski visited striking workers in White Marsh on Friday. This week, 49,000 auto workers are walking the picket lines at General Motors factories across the U.S. in the biggest private sector strike in more than a decade. Production has stopped at …

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump Administration’s rollback of Endangered Species Act regulations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of18 attorneys general and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The attorneys general of Maryland, California, and Massachusetts lead the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The …

Sculpture in memory of Kamenetz to be dedicated in White Marsh on Wednesday

WHITE MARSH, MD—A sculpture commemorating the late County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will be dedicated in White Marsh this week. Plans for the sculpture were first announced in June of last year. The brushed metal sculpture with intertwined wings will be located at Greenleigh at Crossroads and is set to be dedicated on Wednesday to Kamenetz, who led the charge to …

Marks, Bhandari put pressure on BCPS to reduce bus overcrowding, delays

TOWSON,MD—At the Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 24, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Delegate Harry Bhandari both pushed for action to reduce school bus overcrowding and delays. “I appreciate Delegate Bhandari joining me, and I thank Councilwoman Bevins for sending a representative as well,” said Councilman Marks. “I also appreciate School Board members such as …