Business, Politics

Baltimore County announces Economic Development Advisory Board

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an Executive Order to create the Baltimore County Economic Development Advisory Board, which will provide input and guidance to the administration on economic development, job creation, workforce development, tourism, arts and culture, and other aspects of the County’s economy. “Baltimore County is already an extraordinary place to do business, with one …


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County Council passes legislation to better shield Forge Road from BGE substation

PERRY HALL, MD —At its last meeting on January 21st, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman David Marks that better shields the Forge Reserve community from a proposed expansion of the BGE substation near Forge Road. Among other features, the legislation requires quality architectural standards; the screening of rooftop equipment; monumental road signage only; decorative fencing; a …


Gas leak forces closure of middle school in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—Crews were in the scene of a gas leak in Joppa on Friday morning. Units from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Conpany responded to Magnolia Middle School at just after 8 a.m. The school has been evacuated and closed for the day, per JMVFC. Fire crews, BGE, and Harford County Public Schools facilities are working to locate the source of the …

Maryland PSC releases details regarding energy supplier complaints

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission will now share certain information regarding complaints filed by customers against electric and natural gas suppliers. The information will assist customers shopping for an energy supplier to make informed decisions regarding the selection of a supplier or to follow up on a contact made by a supplier agent. Maryland utility customers have the option …

BGE, Attorney General team up to warn customers of holiday scams

BALTIMORE, MD—With the holiday season quickly approaching, BGE is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential payment scams targeting utility customers. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company has seen an increase in scam reports during the holiday season. With holiday shopping and family gatherings planned, scammers are using the holiday season to trick utility customers into …

Downed tree, wires close White Marsh road

WHITE MARSH, MD—Thursday night’s storms have shut down at least one road in White Marsh. The State Highway Administration reported about 11:30 p.m. that a tree had come down on Philadelphia Road, taking power lines with it. Philadelphia Road is shut down in both directions at Cullum Road (21162). BGE crews are responding to the scene. Motorists should use an …

Downed wires close roadway in Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—Officials say a Fallston road has been shut down on Wednesday afternoon. At just after 4:00 p.m., authorities said that Laurel Brook Road had been shut down due to wires down in the roadway. Units from Fallston Volunteer Fire Company are on the scene and awaiting the arrival of BGE crews. Motorists should use an alternate route.