Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: relocate proposed BGE facility from Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday formally requested that BGE abandon plans for an expanded facility near Belair Road and Forge Road in Perry Hall. “Since this project was proposed two years ago, we have had numerous meetings to try to reach a compromise that would minimize impacts on the Forge Reserve community,” Councilman Marks said. “It …


Business, Health, Sci-Tech

BGE urges customers to take advantage of flexible payment options, energy assistance in advance of end of moratorium on service terminations on Nov. 15

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE this week reminded customers there are many payment and billing options and energy assistance programs available for those having difficulty keeping their accounts up to date. BGE officials say service terminations, which were suspended in March, are a last resort and many times, can be avoided, if customers contact them to discuss options before their accounts are in …


BGE ready ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. BALTIMORE, MD—With Tropical Storm Isaias making its way up the eastern seaboard, BGE’s full emergency response organization is ready. Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to potential impacts from the storm. BGE is closely monitoring the path of …

Councilman Marks reminds residents of storm-related resources

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday reminded residents of resources as hurricane season begins in earnest. To report storm-related issues such as downed wires, visit https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/StormFighter/. To receive automatic outage alerts from BGE, sign up at https://secure.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/pages/EnrollOutage.aspx. If outages do occur, customers can track outages on the BGE outage map: https://www.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/Pages/OutageMap.aspx. “As we prepare for the remnants …

Baltimore County announces $400,000 in grant awards to community organizations to enhance local COVID-19 response

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation on Tuesday announced that 50 local community-based organizations have received grants totaling $400,000 from the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in a collaborative effort to promote public health and support the County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “County government is working around the clock to respond to this crisis, …

Fallen tree, downed wires shut down road in Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—A road in Fallston was shut down on Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell into the roadway. At just before 3:30 p.m., a tree and power lines came down in the 1700-block of Laurel Brook Road. The roadway is currently blocked. Fire department crews are on the scene and BGE teams are en route. Motorists should avoid that area. …

BGE partners with area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to front-line workers

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is stepping up in a big way by taking caring of local heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has partnered with six area caterers to provide nearly 2,000 meals to doctors, nurses, and fire stations throughout central Maryland. “Business has slowed down recently, so it’s nice to not just get this order, but …

Councilman Marks announces infrastructure improvements in Woodcroft

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday night announced that BGE will initiate utility work in the Parkville/Carney community with a gas modernization project on Woodcroft Road. A copy of the letter from BGE to neighbors can be viewed below. Baltimore County has started to improve curbs and resurface roads throughout the Woodcroft community and some of the neighborhoods …