Business, Events, Politics

Baltimore County 2022 Women of the Year announced, to be recognized on Monday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and the Commission for Women will recognize three outstanding women during its 40th Annual “Woman of the Year” Awards Ceremony. The event will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore County Council Chambers. The 2022 recipients are: Charlotte W. Bullock as the “Woman of the Year”, a long-standing resident dedicated to …


Business, Politics

Baltimore County Council delays vote on bill that would waive fees for developers amid criticism

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously this week to delay the vote on a bill that would notify councilmembers when there is a request to waive fees for developers. In light of recent criticism of the legislation, the County Council delayed the vote until July. Back in January, the Baltimore County Inspector General released a report indicating that millions …


Five Baltimore County Council members sign letter urging school board to consider replacing superintendent

TOWSON, MD—Five members of the Baltimore County Council have signed a letter urging the school board to replace Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams. In the letter, the councilmembers cite constant issues found in Baltimore County Public Schools such as transportation issues, school buses running late, and low student and teacher morale. The letter tp Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Julie …

Sierra Club endorses Councilman David Marks for reelection

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest environmental advocacy organization, has endorsed Baltimore County Councilman David Marks for reelection. “I am very happy to tell you that the Sierra Club has endorsed your candidacy for Baltimore county council in the 2022 election cycle,” wrote Marie LaPorte, political chair of the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club. “We greatly appreciate …

Olszewski expands Operation ReTree Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Council Chair Julian Jones on Thursday celebrated Earth Week by announcing an expansion of Operation ReTree Baltimore County, a new equity-based tree planting initiative that is expanding severely diminished tree canopies in highly populated, lower-income neighborhoods. Surrounded by community members and officials, Olszewski and Jones planted one of 45 native trees that are …

Olszewski releases FY23 Baltimore County budget providing record education funding, other key investments

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $4.8 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides funding for public education and major investments in key priorities that support the County’s strategic plan. “In the last three years, we have fundamentally transformed our County for the better and are now raising the bar to become a national …

Councilman Marks recommends appointment of Mathew Doty to Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Thursday announced that he will be recommending Mathew Doty, a longtime educator and Perry Hall resident, to serve as the Fifth District representative on the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee. The committee reviews transportation policies and programs to sure that pedestrians and bicyclists can move safely throughout our communities. Councilman Marks sponsored the legislation …

Midge spraying operations to begin along Back River this week

TOWSON, MD—Beginning this week, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) will begin periodically treating the upper section of Back River to suppress nuisance midge populations. The goal is not to eliminate all midges, but to reduce their population to tolerable levels. This Baltimore County Nuisance Midge Control Program is being conducted with matching funding support from …