Business, Events

Baltimore County offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday, late-week trash collection schedules to ‘slide’

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baltimore County government offices, including Department of Health and Human Services clinics and testing sites, will be closed on Thursday, November 24. Additionally, Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed. County parking meters are free on …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Olszewski announces plans to retain key Baltimore County department heads for second term

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced plans to retain a significant number of current County officials as members of his second-term leadership team. Olszewski plans to re-nominate the following individuals to continue serving as County department and office heads, subject to confirmation by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Baltimore County Council: …


Baltimore County offices to close on Friday for Veterans Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, including Department of Health COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and hotline, CountyRide van service, and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 11 in recognition of Veterans Day. MDOT MVA office and VEIP closing announcements can be found here Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking …

Olszewski announces free flu clinics for Baltimore County residents

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Deputy Health Officer Della J. Leister, R.N. on Thursday announced the plans to expand the County’s annual flu clinic to a week-long event. The free mobile clinics — that will include evening and weekend hours — will take place on October 22 through October 27, and will offer the flu vaccine to individuals …

Baltimore County highlights suicide prevention resources with courthouse dome lighting

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County is lighting the iconic dome atop its historic Courthouse in yellow to help bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention efforts. The dome, first lit at dusk on Thursday, September 8, will remain lit through Sunday, September 11. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The glowing tribute will honor those affected by suicide and cast a …

Water Quality Advisory issued for part of Back River

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health has issued a water quality advisory for tidal Back River in the vicinity of Cox Park. Recent sampling in that area indicates high levels of bacteria that could prove harmful with direct contact. “In response to recent public health concerns around water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski directed …

Baltimore County conducts enhanced bacterial monitoring, provides update on Back River

TOWSON, MD—In response to recent public health concerns about water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has directed Baltimore County’s environmental health specialists and natural resource specialists to coordinate enhanced bacterial monitoring of Back River in the areas adjacent to and downstream from Baltimore City’s Back River Wastewater Treatment plant. In addition to routine seasonal sampling …

HEALTH ALERT: Residents advised to avoid contact with water in Back River

BALTIMORE, MD—Due to contaminants in Back River that can cause illness, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health on Friday issued an alert advising residents to avoid contact with the water. The advisory contains the following recommendations: Avoid contact with Back River water Do not drink stream water Do not swim or wade in the …