Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68, local leaders pay tribute

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore died of a long-standing illness early Thursday morning according to his office.  He was 68 years old. A spokesman for the key Democrat said that he passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital at around 2:45 a.m. Cummings had recently been embroiled in a Twitter battle with President Donald Trump over the conditions within …


Education, Sports

Overlea High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new turf field [PHOTOS]

OVERLEA, MD—The field is officially open. Overlea High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s new turf field on Friday. The new field was an $800,000 project for the school. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and County Executive Johnny Olszeweski. You can view more photos from the event below. Advertisement [Images via County Executive …


Olszewski names new County Attorney

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that James R. Benjamin, Jr., will join his leadership team as County Attorney. Current County Attorney Michael Field has been named Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the County Executive. “James brings a wealth of experience in litigation, deep knowledge in a variety of areas relevant to local government, and …

Baltimore County increases smoking age to 21 to align with state law

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted on Tuesday to approve County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s proposal to increase the legal age for tobacco product sales in Baltimore County from 18 to 21 years of age and to expand the law to include all electronic smoking devices (ESD), component parts and accessories, otherwise known as vaping products. While Maryland recently raised age …

Community dedicates plaque to Officer Amy Caprio [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—The community gathered on Saturday to once again commemorate a fallen hero. The event was held at Perry Paw Dog Park at Honeygo Run Regional Park, where a plaque was dedicated to the late Officer Amy Caprio. Officer Caprio was killed in the line of duty on May 21, 2018, while investigating a suspicious vehicle connected to several …

Councilman Marks to oppose new HOME Act housing legislation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Friday said he would oppose County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s new HOME Act legislation. Olszewski has announced plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers. The bill will be introduced in the County Council session scheduled for …

Olszewski announces new HOME Act housing legislation

UPDATE: Councilman David Marks says he plans to oppose the County Executive’s HOME Act legislation. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers. The bill will be introduced …

Temporary cooling solutions coming for six BCPS schools

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Board of Education Chair Kathleen Causey issued statements following County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s announcement indicating that he had identified $16 million in county funds for air conditioning and heating units in county schools. This funding matches $13.4 million in state funding awarded by the Maryland Interagency Commission on School …