Family, Traffic

MDOT SHA to reopen Belair Road Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot, trails On Tuesday

PERRY HALL, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced on Tuesday that officials will reopen the Belair Road driveway to the parking lot for the Gunpowder Falls State Park – Central Area on Tuesday morning, October 6th. The closure was part of the $3.6 million US 1 bridge rehabilitation project that is expected to be complete later this …


Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: relocate proposed BGE facility from Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday formally requested that BGE abandon plans for an expanded facility near Belair Road and Forge Road in Perry Hall. “Since this project was proposed two years ago, we have had numerous meetings to try to reach a compromise that would minimize impacts on the Forge Reserve community,” Councilman Marks said. “It …


Gunpowder Falls tunnel expected to open by Labor Day

KINGSVILLE, MD—Perry Hall’s county and state legislators have confirmed that the pedestrian tunnel at Gunpowder Falls State Park should be opened by Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Senator J.B. Jennings, and Delegates Kathy Szeliga & Lauren Arikan shared this message from Wendy Wolcott, District Engineer at Maryland State Highway Administration: “Thank you for your email …

Bengies Drive-In Theatre not allowed to reopen as other U.S. drive-ins make comeback

UPDATE 2: Bengies will reopen on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. UPDATE: Bengies has been allowed to reopen but no date has yet been announced. Original story below… —— MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Maryland’s only drive-in movie theater remains closed, even as others across the U.S. are experiencing a renaissance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local elected officials have made a …

Outcry builds after Loch Raven High uses Trump image next to Nazi symbols in AP classroom

PARKVILLE, MD—Public outcry is building after students at Loch Raven High School were shown a classroom slide presenting President Donald Trump next to Nazi and communist symbols. A slide in an AP History class at the school showed President Trump alongside pictures of a Nazi swastika and hammer-and-sickle, which is frequently used to depict communism. The text “wants to round …

Noise walls to be built along portions of I-95

Perry Hall’s elected officials announced on Wednesday that two new noise barriers would be constructed along portions of Interstate-95 between the East Joppa Road and New Forge Road overpasses. Along northbound I-95, a new noise wall will extend south from the New Forge Road overpass for approximately 3,470 feet. Along southbound I-95, a new noise wall will extend south from …

Impallaria Chief Of Staff charged with election law violation

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced on Thursday that Tyler Walch, Chief of Staff for Delegate Richard Impallaria, had been charged in the District Court for Baltimore County with violating the authority line requirements of the Maryland election laws. The maximum penalty for that offense is one year imprisonment and a fine of $1,000.00. The charges allege that Walch, who worked on …