Health

Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Glen Arm

GLEN ARM, MD—A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in a wooded area in Glen Arm at 10620 Harford Road this weekend. The overflow was discovered by a ScoutMaster from Boy Scout Troop #124 and reported to Baltimore County on Monday morning. Crews responded immediately and discovered a broken sewer line and effluent discharging from a nearby manhole. The overflow was caused …


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Baltimore County offices, facilities closed for Thanksgiving

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will also be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Thursday and parking meters …


Baltimore County Opioid Response Working Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Opioid Response Working Group convened by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday issued its final report, which includes 11 recommendations to prevent addiction, expand access to treatment, and reduce overdose deaths. The recommendations fall into seven categories, including stigma, prevention, treatment, recovery, family support, criminal justice, and harm reduction. “Every overdose death means the loss of a …

Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—A sanitary sewer overflow occurred in the Essex area overnight. Baltimore County officials say that the overflow occurred in the area of Back River Neck Road at Old Eastern Avenue on Wednesday night and was stopped at around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning. The overflow was caused by the failure of a by-pass pump which was set up to …

Baltimore County officials encourage residents to dispose of unwanted medications on National Drug Take-Back Day

TOWSON, MD—On Saturday, October 26, Baltimore County officials are recognizing National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide initiative organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to highlight safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in communities, while raising awareness about the disease of prescription drug addiction. On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, residents are encouraged …

Baltimore County increases smoking age to 21 to align with state law

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted on Tuesday to approve County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s proposal to increase the legal age for tobacco product sales in Baltimore County from 18 to 21 years of age and to expand the law to include all electronic smoking devices (ESD), component parts and accessories, otherwise known as vaping products. While Maryland recently raised age …

Baltimore County to offer free flu shots on October 19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Health Department will be offering free flu shots later this month. The shots will be available in seven different locations throughout the county on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. In northeastern Baltimore County, shots will be provided at Middle River Middle School, located at 800 Middle River Road (21220). Residents are encouraged to …

Health and Human Services receives $2.6 million grant to combat opioid epidemic

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a $2.6 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the opioid epidemic in Baltimore County, with the possibility to receive subsequent funding. Initial grant funds will support the development of a “Just In Time” database to be used by …