Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County Fire Department receives $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts

TOWSON, MD—This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts in Baltimore County. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention & Safety Grants program. The funds will allow Baltimore County to purchase 15,000 smoke and carbon …


Business, Education

Anne Arundel County educator named 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—Teresa Beilstein, a teacher at South Shore Elementary School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, has been named the 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 29th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala. The event attracted an audience of more than 1,000, including educators and dignitaries such as …


Bevins sends letter to Gov. Hogan on closing of GM plant in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Councilwoman Cathy Bevins on Monday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr., and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, urging all levels of government work together to deal with the closing of the General Motors plant in White Marsh. In the letter, Councilwoman Bevins requests that federal, state, and local government representatives work together to assist the …

High-risk neighborhoods are focus of new program to prevent fires, carbon monoxide tragedies

A $589,000 federal grant will help Baltimore County fire officials provide public education about preventing fires and carbon monoxide-related incidents, especially in neighborhoods at higher risk from these tragedies. Fire officials, along with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, kicked off the program on Friday morning at the Randallstown home of Theodore and Geraldine Barham.  The Barhams …

Election 2016: Local politicians react

The 2016 election cycle is behind us and it was certainly one for the record books. Donald Trump managed to pull off an astounding upset on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton by grabbing key battleground states and even taking traditional Democratic strongholds from the former Secretary of State. What do local politicians think of the 2016 election results? Councilman David Marks …