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Baltimore County, City lead proposed national class action settlement with Monsanto

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Last week, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, along with eleven other governmental entities across the country, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities nationwide. “This national resolution will empower nearly 2,000 cities, …


Education, Politics

Bevins: Over 30 acres donated for new high school in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A new northeastern Baltimore County high school is one step closer to becoming a reality. At this week’s session of the Baltimore County Council, Council Chairperson Cathy Bevins announced that over 30 acres have been donated to the county for the development of the new school. The property, which is located along Ebenezer Road near Greenleigh at Crossroads, …


Bird River dredging project announced

Project to Improve Boating Navigation and Safety Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins visited the Bird River waterfront in Middle River on Thursday to announce a dredging project to support recreational boating on the upper Bird River and enhance the county’s waterfront communities. “Our waterfront is one of Baltimore County’s best amenities and this project will …

Budget FY2018: What’s in it for northeastern Baltimore County?

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz submitted a $3.15 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 on Thursday. The new county budget will provide many positive initiatives that will help the citizens of northeastern Baltimore County. Initiatives include $500,000 for improvements to Double Rock Park, $800,000 for turf fields at Perry Hall High School, and $4 million for the dredging of the …

MDE: 6,000 dead fish found in Gunpowder, Bird Rivers

The state is investigating the deaths of nearly 6,000 fish in Baltimore County waterways this month. The Maryland Department of the Environment says the dead fish were spotted in local waterways, including the Gunpowder River and Bird River. MDE spokesperson Jay Apperson says that preliminary results would seem to indicate that algae-created toxins are the probable cause. The fish kill …