Education, Government

BCPS survey: should schools start before or after Labor Day?

TOWSON, MD – Should the start of school for Baltimore County Public Schools be Monday, August 26, or Tuesday, September 3? The school system is looking for guidance from the public through an online survey (click here) now available through Friday, May 31. The BCPS calendar for 2019-2020 was approved by the Board of Education on March 5, 2019, under …


Business, Government

Councilman Marks: eliminate or reduce proposed cell phone tax

NOTTINGHAM, MD – On the eve of the Baltimore County Council’s vote on the proposed cell phone tax, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks expressed his support for eliminating the tax or modifying it to better reflect existing taxes on landline phones. Legislation introduced by County Executive Johnny Olszewski would charge $3.50 per line. “As we have seen with budget deliberations, …


Councilman Marks supports $41 million in Baltimore County budget cuts

PERRY HALL, MD – At the Baltimore County Council meeting on May 18th, Fifth District Councilman David Marks supported more than $41 million in Baltimore County budget cuts identified by the nonpartisan Auditor’s office. Republicans on the Council were outvoted by the majority party, which settled for $14 million in cuts across the Departments of Public Works, the Office of …

Olszewski announces plans to accelerate Baltimore County’s response to the opioid epidemic

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to accelerate the county’s response to the opioid crisis by engaging members of the public and convening an expert working group. Beginning this week, members of the public are encouraged to provide input through an online survey (available in both English and Spanish). In addition, residents will have …

Baltimore County to celebrate ‘Bike to Work Day’ on Friday

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Government and Commuter Connections, in partnership with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is sponsoring a “Bike to Work Day” pit stop event on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the Washington Avenue side of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Towson. People who live and/or work in Baltimore County are invited to …

Officer Caprio to be honored at annual police memorial service, received Valor Award

TOWSON, MD – Slain Baltimore County Police Department officer Amy Caprio will be honored at this year’s fallen officers’ memorial service.  She was also recently posthumously presented with a Valor Award. Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards On April 29, the Baltimore County Police Foundation honored 18 sworn officers and two civilians for exceptional service at its annual awards ceremony. The …