Business, Politics

Baltimore County retains coveted triple-A bond ratings

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Amid the economic interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County on Wednesday announced it has maintained triple-A bond ratings from all three major rating agencies, allowing the county to continue issuing bonds at the lowest possible interest rate. This week, Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings each reaffirmed the county’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore …


Business, Traffic

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 …


Olszewski commits additional funds for eviction prevention

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—After significant response from residents applying for assistance from Phase One of Baltimore County’s Eviction Prevention Program, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has allocated an additional $1 million to support residents who are struggling to pay their rent and other housing-related expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding will supplement the County’s previous $1 million …

Olszewski announces hybrid Baltimore County Summer Youth Employment Program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Amid the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County will provide an innovative Summer Youth Employment Program that will offer a hybrid of virtual training and onsite opportunities. “While we’re still in uncharted territory, we remain committed to providing our young people with opportunities to gain job experience that …

Public invited to provide input about future of BCPS facilities

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools and the Baltimore County Government are inviting the public to take a survey and provide public comment about school facilities as part of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS). The purpose of MYIPAS is to develop a long-range plan for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements to all schools. “I encourage students, families, staff, …

Baltimore County, City lead proposed national class action settlement with Monsanto

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Last week, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, along with eleven other governmental entities across the country, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities nationwide. “This national resolution will empower nearly 2,000 cities, …

Baltimore County to host webinar on COVID-19’s economic impact, opportunities

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has assembled a panel of economic thought leaders to discuss the changing regional business landscape in the wake of COVID-19 business shutdowns, and explore potential long-term shifts that may alter the local economy for years and decades to come. “Exploring Economic Impacts and Opportunities in the Baltimore Region” is the fifth session in the …

Olszeswski issues Juneteenth proclamation

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued a proclamation honoring June 19, 2020 as “Juneteenth Commemoration Day” in Baltimore County. “On June 19, 1865, the last remaining enslaved African Americans were freed after Union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas — more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” said Olszewski. “155 years later, we still have …