Politics, Traffic

Joppa Road Bridge in Perry Hall to be closed for emergency repairs

PERRY HALL, MD—A bridge in Perry Hall will be closed for several months for emergency repairs, county officials announced on Thursday. Baltimore County closed a small bridge on East Joppa Road (over Honeygo Run) on Thursday morning in order to make emergency repairs. The bridge, which is located between Snyder Lane and Honeygo Boulevard, will remain closed four months in …


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Consultant releases recommendations for Baltimore County Public Schools high school construction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools have released the recommendations from the first phase of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS). MYIPAS is a 10-year capital planning process that will identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. The first phase focused on high schools. The second phase, focusing on all remaining schools, centers, …


Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to NottinghamMD.com: For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have …

BCPS: Expect ‘major’ after-school delays due to beltway closure

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Officials with Baltimore County Public Schools are advising parents to expect significant delays on Tuesday afternoon related to today’s closure of I-695. As an example, the following message was sent out to parents at Honeygo Elementary School: Good afternoon Honeygo families. This is a message regarding afternoon bus transportation for today, September 10, 2019. All schools in …

Honeygo Elementary, Overlea High principals named 2019-20 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Honeygo Elementary’s Charlene Behnke and Overlea High’s Monica Sample were named the 2019-20 BCPS Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year at last night’s Teacher and Principal of the Year ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. “Charlene Behnke and Monica Sample are not just dedicated to students, they are dedicated to the entire …

Crossroads Center’s Kristen Nielsen named 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Crossroads Center student Abby Lawson is just a few weeks away from graduation, and she credits her English language arts teacher, Kristen Nielsen, for helping her get there and being her inspiration. “Unfortunately, not every school can have her, but I was blessed with her, and everything she’s done for me,” Lawson said. Nielsen, a champion for …

Honeygo Elementary, Crossroads Center educators named finalists for BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Five dedicated BCPS educators have been named finalists for 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year, including two from northeastern Baltimore County. Christina DeSimone, Catonsville High: DeSimone is in her fourth year as a child development teacher at Catonsville High. She previously taught seven years at Dundalk High. A second-generation BCPS educator, DeSimone leads her school’s community preschool …

2019 BCPS Teacher of the Year nominees announced for Eastern Zone

Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced the nominees for the 2019 “Eastern Zone” Teacher of the Year award. Here are this year’s nominees, listed in alphabetical order by school. Stephanie Lawson, Battle Grove Elementary Terry Flynn, Battle Monument Cindy Laue, Bear Creek Elementary Stacey Steinberg, Berkshire Elementary Diane Pfeifer, Chapel Hill Elementary Carrie Sprucebank, Charlesmont Elementary Irene Check, Chase …