Winners of Baltimore County’s Clean Green 15 anti-litter initiative to be announced at Parkville Middle

Parkville Middle SchoolBaltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler will announce the 12 winning schools of the annual “Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge.”

The announcement will be made at Parkville Middle School on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The top performing schools will be awarded grants to create environmental projects. This year, the litter challenge involved more than 5,000 volunteers who participated in 338 clean-ups throughout Baltimore County, resulting in the removal of tons of trash from school and community properties. The anti-litter initiative encouraged BCPS schools and community organizations to conduct litter clean-ups and anti-littering outreach this past year.

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Debbie Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of BCPS, will serve as the program emcee.

Through the initiative, participating groups registered their “Clean Green” events on the BCPS website and designated which BCPS school would receive credit for their efforts. Environmental literacy grants from The Education Foundation of BCPS are awarded to schools based on the clean-up activity credited to winning schools as well as other anti-litter education and outreach efforts.

Grants are to be used for school-based instruction that emphasizes the theme of environmental literacy. Sponsors include BGE, The Education Foundation of BCPS, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and BCPS.

Parkville Middle School is located at 8711 Avondale Road in Parkville (21234).

 

Robbery reported in IKEA parking lot, Carney ATM burglarized

Police LightsPolice are investigating two robberies and a burglary that were reported this month.

At just after 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, three individuals pried open the door of the J Convenience store, located in the 8700-block of Satyr Hill Road in Carney (21234) and then pried open the ATM machine to steal. The suspects then fled the scene.

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At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, two individuals met with a third individual in the IKEA parking lot in the 8300-block of Honeygo Boulevard (21236) in order to buy clothing items. During the exchange, one of the suspects produced a handgun at which time the other suspect grabbed the clothing items, the victim’s cell phone and the victim’s keys from the vehicle. The suspects then fled in a vehicle.

At just after 3:15 p.m. on Friday, September 7, a juvenile was walking in the 3000-block of Woodside Avenue (21234) when he was approached by two individuals who asked to use his phone. When he agreed, one of the suspects assaulted him. The suspects then asked for money. The victim gave the suspects his cash and the suspects fled on foot.

Shooting reported near Parkville

shooting-news-graphicPolice are on the scene of a Tuesday night shooting near Parkville.

At about 7:45 p.m., units responded to the area of Solar Circle in Hillendale (21234).

At the scene, paramedics found one adult male victim who had been shot in the leg.

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The black male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle that sped toward Perring Parkway.

There has been no update on the victim’s condition.

Parkville 9/11 ‘Path of Honor’ marks 7th year

Path of Honor 2018
Image via Councilman David Marks

An annual tradition lives on in Parkville.

For the past seven years, volunteers have erected 2,977 flags along Putty Hill Avenue in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The 2018 Path of Honor monument went up on Friday morning and is ready for Tuesday’s 17th anniversary of that fateful day.

The “Path” consists of 2,977 American flags, each representing a life lost on 9/11. It stretches over 0.875 miles from Harford Road to the Parkville Fire and Police stations.

The annual event is organized by The Hope and Peace Foundation.

Sewage overflow reported near Parkville

Environment Hazmat Hazard SewageThe Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reported a sanitary sewer overflow in the 6600-block of Collinsdale Road (21234) in the Parkville-Hillendale area.

A discharge of about 17,000 gallons began at just before 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Utility crews responded immediately and stopped the overflow at just before midnight.

DPW says that the sanitary sewerage discharge was caused by a broken sewer main.

Crews located the break and were able to halt the flow just before midnight.

Some of the discharge reportedly flowed to a tributary of Herring Run.

Residents can check and water-related advisories here.