Events, Politics

New Baltimore County Executive sworn in at Inauguration 2018

John Olszewski, Jr. was sworn in on Monday as Baltimore County’s fourteenth County Executive, vowing to create a more modern, transparent and open government. More than one thousand invited guests, elected officials, county employees, and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of local government officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The inaugural ceremonies took place at Towson …


Business, Politics

Baltimore County unemployment rate drops to 3.9%

Over the past month, 4,000 people came off of unemployment in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County unemployment rate now stands at 3.9%, which is lower than Maryland’s October rate. “Baltimore County’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since last December. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler. Advertisement “Lower unemployment is a win …


Baltimore County Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held Friday

Baltimore County’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m. It will be held in the downtown Towson shopping district at Olympian Park, located at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and the traffic circle. This year’s festivities will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on a fire truck, free hot chocolate and cookies, …

General Motors to close White Marsh plant

UPDATE: This story has been updated with statements from County Executive Don Mohler and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. Original story below… —— General Motors announced on Monday that the company would be closing several plants across the U.S. Among the plants to be shuttered is the facility located in White Marsh. The company will lay-off close to 15,000 workers in the …

Baltimore County offices closed for Thanksgiving, free parking available for residents

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Thursday. The courts are closed on Friday, but Baltimore County …

Baltimore County unemployment rate drops

Baltimore County’s unemployment rate has dropped. In just one month, 1,400 people came off of unemployment. The Baltimore County unemployment rate now stands at 4.0%, a significant drop of 0.3% over the previous month, and lower than September rate for the state of Maryland. “This is great economic news. We all benefit when more people bring home a paycheck,” said …

Mohler seeks citizen input on open data

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler is asking citizens what information and data they would like see displayed in an easy-to-use format on the Baltimore County website at www.baltimorecountymd.gov. Effective immediately, citizens may share their suggestions as to what data should be easily available on the Baltimore County website by sending an email to transparency@baltimorecountymd.gov. “Our staff will evaluate and discuss …

Baltimore County launches BaltCoBike 2030 initiative

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler has announced a plan to jump-start the development of new bike trails and bike lanes linking neighborhoods, parks, and schools in and around Baltimore County. This funding initiative supports a county-wide master planning process for improving bicycle and pedestrian access and safety intended to add to the livability and sustainability of Baltimore County communities. “People …