Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

County Executive Olszewski, Police Chief Hyatt release public safety plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt on Wednesday released a multi-pronged plan focused on combating violent crime through a series of immediate and upstream interventions. “Keeping our communities safe is among the most important responsibilities of government. Any increase in violent crime is unacceptable. We refuse to normalize violence in our communities,” Olszewski …


Business, Politics

Councilman Marks co-sponsors legislation to move council work sessions to evenings

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that moves the County Council work sessions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, allowing greater input by the public in the legislative process. The resolution is cosponsored by Republican Councilman Wade Kach and Democratic Councilman Izzy Patoka. The resolution was introduced at the County Council meeting on Tuesday, January …


Councilman Marks successfully eliminates fees from Olszewski gun bill

TOWSON, MD—At the Baltimore County Council meeting on Tuesday night, Councilman David Marks successfully passed an amendment that eliminated all proposed fees from County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s gun security bill. The legislation sought by the County Executive requires broader security requirements for firearms retailers and gun shows. During Christmas week, Councilman Marks met with every gun retailer affected in his …

BCPS students ages 14+ invited to register for Baltimore County Youth Employment Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students are invited to participate in a special youth summit to learn about workplace standards, career pathways, and professional development. Attendees will learn about professions in Baltimore County government and will have the opportunity to apply for the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program. Students are asked to bring their BCPS devices with them to apply …

Baltimore County Commission for Women to hold Voices of Women event in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—The Baltimore County Commission for Women will hold a special event in Rosedale later this month. The Commission will host a “Voices of Women in Baltimore County” community forum on Wednesday, January 22, at the Rosedale branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 6105 Kenwood Avenue (21237). The event will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Participants will …

Baltimore County offices to be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, January 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. Trash …

Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to NottinghamMD.com: For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have …

Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week 2020 starts Friday

TOWSON, MD—Officials have announced that the 2020 Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week will begin on Friday, January 17th. Organized by the Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore County Restaurant Week is one of the county’s most anticipated biannual events. The 16-day promotion is intended to bring increased business to Baltimore County …