Health, Politics, Sports

Councilman Marks to seek closure of PHHS track after crowds gather

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks said on Thursday that he would seek the closure of local tracks after crowds of athletes had gathered in recent days. “Yesterday, a group of at least 20 athletes practiced at the Perry Hall High School track,” said Councilman Marks. “Based upon conversations today, this was not a local high school or recreation council team. …


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Olszewski: National Guard to support meal distribution, Baltimore County implements hiring freeze

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced a series of aggressive new efforts to expand the county’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Maryland Army National Guard will support food distribution efforts following a request from the county Baltimore County is significantly expanding the number of sites for Saturday meal distribution Olszewski has implemented a freeze …


BCPS cancels proms, senior activities due to COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday night that all proms and senior activities have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency. BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams sent the following statement to students on Friday night. Dear seniors of the Class of 2020: These past few weeks I have been thinking about you and I know you …

Eastern Tech junior elected 2020 – 2021 president of Maryland Association of Student Councils

TOWSON, MD—Carmelli Leal, a junior at Eastern Technical High School, has been elected president of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) for 2020 – 2021. Leal is a student leader at the national, state, county, and school level. Nationally, she is a member of the Student Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and a …

Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …

BCPS meal distribution extended; two more meal distribution sites to be added

TOWSON, MD—In alignment with the state-mandated extended closure of school buildings, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute free meals to students through Friday, April 24. Beginning Thursday, March 26, BCPS students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner (three meals in one bag) at 50 locations, including two new sites: Church Lane Elementary School and General John Stricker Middle School. …

Maryland schools to remain closed until April 24

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a Wednesday morning press conference to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the press conference, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that officials would extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. “With the challenges facing our State and our country, we have …

BCPS serves more than 50,000 meals during first week of school closure, 2 new distribution sites added

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools served more than 50,000 meals during the first week of the state-mandated school closure. Beginning Monday, March 23, two additional sites will be added as meal distribution locations bringing the total to 46. The following numbers of meals were distributed by BCPS from March 16 -20: Monday, March 16: 1,159 Tuesday, March 17: 1,911 Wednesday, …