Police/Fire, Politics

County Executive Olszewski, Councilman Jones announce SMART Policing Act to modernize policing in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the SMART Policing Act. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, County Councilman Julian Jones, and other members of the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday announced the Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act, a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while …


Business, Health, Politics

Baltimore County awarded $1.6 million CARES Act grant to fund business relief loans

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Monday that the county had secured a $1.6 million CARES Act grant to provide low-interest loans to qualifying Baltimore County small businesses to help them recover from the sudden and severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are not only in the midst of a public health crisis, but an economic …


Baltimore County completes latest phase of Campbell Boulevard project

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced the completion of the latest phase of the Campbell Boulevard project, which runs between Bird River Road and Windlass Run. The new road completes a continuous circuit between Route 40 to Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and will open to traffic on Tuesday, July 7. “This long-awaited project is a major gain for …

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, …

Repairs scheduled at Double Rock Park

PARKVILLE, MD—Repairs are set to take place at Double Rock Park in Parkville in the coming days. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins says the following repairs are slated to occur over the next two weeks: · Installation of Rip Rap outfalls at several locations for outfall at paving complete. · Asphalt repairs to be completed by minority contractor after 6/15/20 when schedule …

Amendments from Kach, Marks to limit State of Emergency, allow for in-person religious services fail to pass

PERRY HALL, MD—At Thursday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks and Councilman Wade Kach supported legislation to limit the State of Emergency to two weeks and restore religious services, with medical safeguards. Both amendments failed by a vote of 5 to 2. Only two of the three Republicans on the council supported the amendments. Baltimore County …

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 …