Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Nottingham election worker fired upon while putting up signs in Kingville

UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been identified and charged. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating after shots were fired at an election worker from Nottingham while he was putting up signs in the Kingsville area. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon while Bradley Lang and his father, Neal Houk, were driving in the area of Mount …


Politics, Sports

Councilman Marks: Fixing the Harford/Joppa Road intersection a priority for 10 years

The following is an op/ed piece from Councilman David Marks: When I ran for office in 2010, I stood with a sign at the corner of Harford and Joppa Roads that read “Fix This Intersection.” This junction of two major corridors has been gridlocked for decades, and rebuilding the intersection has been a top priority since I was elected. I …


FOP President credits Councilman Marks for work on police legislation

PERRY HALL, MD—Dave Rose, President of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order Of Lodge #4, issued a statement on Friday thanking Councilman David Marks for his work on recently-passed legislation. “Councilman Marks was the deciding vote to block a bill that would have negatively impacted police,” Rose commented. “He then worked with our organization and all stakeholders on much better legislation. …

Councilman Marks: More than $660,000 awarded to small businesses impacted by shutdown

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that the county distributed $660,410 in grants to Fifth District small businesses this summer who were impacted by the shutdown earlier in 2020. The money was made available through the federal stimulus package. Councilman Marks’ office actively promoted the initiative, holding meetings with business groups and chambers of commerce from …

Baltimore County to secure outside vendor to assist with water billing

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County would hire an outside contractor to assist with water meter readings, and will deploy County staff to assist the Baltimore City Department of Public Works with sending bills to County customers in order to avoid any further billing delays. “Residents deserve to have their water bills delivered in an …

MDOT SHA to reopen Belair Road Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot, trails On Tuesday

PERRY HALL, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced on Tuesday that officials will reopen the Belair Road driveway to the parking lot for the Gunpowder Falls State Park – Central Area on Tuesday morning, October 6th. The closure was part of the $3.6 million US 1 bridge rehabilitation project that is expected to be complete later this …

Baltimore County Council passes SMART Policing Act

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday night passed the SMART Policing Act by a vote a 6 to 1. The Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act is a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while strengthening community relations, according to County Executive Johnny Olszewski, who introduced the legislation in September. …

Silver Spring Mining Company reopens Perry Hall location

NOTTINGHAM, MD—It’s official.  The Silver Spring Mining Company on Belair Road reopened on Wednesday. The restaurant had been closed for several months due to COVID-19 and also to undergo renovations. “(It’s) Its been a long wait but todays [sic] the day. We reopen at 11,” the restaurant said on Facebook on Wednesday. “Come get your pretzels, sour beef and fried …