Education, Health, Politics

Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …


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BCPS to resume in-person learning on January 3, Councilman Marks applauds decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will resume in-person learning on January 3, Superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Thursday. With cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant rising across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education had, this week, urged schools to resume in-person learning after the holiday break and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks issued a statement echoing this sentiment. “With …


Olszewski declares State of Emergency in Baltimore County, issues indoor mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Baltimore County due to the rapid rise in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. County officials say the new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and well-being of residents, assist the county …

Councilman Marks addresses recent spate of Nottingham-area accidents, resident posts doorbell-cam crash compilation [VIDEO]

UPDATE: A change.org petition requesting a traffic light or circle at Honeygo Boulevard and Cross Road has already received over 2,000 signatures. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Saturday addressed the recent spate of traffic accidents that has occurred in the Perry Hall/Nottingham/Kingsville area. Recent serious crashes include: Two serious crashes on Belair Road on Saturday A …

Councilman Marks congratulates Julie Henn on Board of Education chairmanship

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday congratulated Perry Hall resident Julie Henn on being named chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education. In Baltimore County, seven board members are elected by council district, with four appointed by the Governor. The chair and vice-chair are elected by members. Henn shares the same Fifth District constituency as Councilman Marks. …

Councilman Marks recognizes 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has announced the 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year. The award, created by Councilman Marks when he began service as Fifth District representative, honors outstanding volunteers and community leaders who have made a difference in communities stretching from Towson to Kingsville. The 2021 recipients are as follows: Pat Keller, for service as President …

Councilman Marks: Proposed Congressional redistricting map divides Baltimore County into ‘gerrymandered districts’

PERRY HALL, MD—On Monday evening, the Baltimore County Council proposed a redistricting map that unifies Towson, shifts Perry Hall and White Marsh into an eastside district, and creates two majority-minority districts on the west side. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks says that the boundaries of these districts are compact and rational. “The map is also bipartisan, supported by the four …

Olszewski appoints Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator and Joel Beller will serve as Acting Director of Government Affairs. As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will …