Education, Politics

Five Baltimore County Council members sign letter urging school board to consider replacing superintendent

TOWSON, MD—Five members of the Baltimore County Council have signed a letter urging the school board to replace Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams. In the letter, the councilmembers cite constant issues found in Baltimore County Public Schools such as transportation issues, school buses running late, and low student and teacher morale. The letter tp Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Julie …


Education, Health, Politics

Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …


Perry Hall Eagle Scout candidate holds ribbon-cutting for library book box project in Dundalk

PERRY HALL, MD—An Eagle Scout candidate who lives in Perry Hall held a ribbon-cutting on Saturday morning for his new project. Lucas Sayles, a Perry Hall High School student with Troop 884 in Dundalk, created a library book box at the Optimist Club on North Point Boulevard, according to Councilman David Marks. Councilman Marks and Councilman Todd Crandell attended Saturday …

Baltimore County Council votes, along party lines, to extend state of emergency

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend the county’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 vote, which followed party lines, extends the state of emergency by 35 days. County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week declared a local state of emergency to “expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republican …

Olszewski applauds passage of bill to enable community support fund

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday applauded the passage of his proposed bill allowing County officials to partner with a nonprofit organization to establish a community support fund, and to solicit donations to the fund to support County projects. With a community support fund managed by a not-for-profit fiscal sponsor, the County will be able to leverage corporate …

Olszewski announces 2021 series of virtual Baltimore County budget town hall meetings

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced his third annual series of town hall meetings to hear from constituents about their ideas and priorities. Seven virtual meetings, one for each County Council district, will provide a forum for public discussion focused on future budget priorities and ensure that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the …

Elected officials, community leaders share congratulatory videos for BCPS Class of 2020

TOWSON, MD—With virtual graduation ceremonies less than a week away, nearly two dozen elected officials and community leaders have congratulated the BCPS Class of 2020 by offering well wishes and words of wisdom through videos posted online. Now, the community can do the same. The #DearBCPSGrads campaign gives everyone the opportunity to offer congratulations and remarks by sharing videos or …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations remain flat as Baltimore County partially reopens

UPDATE: For the latest local zip code reports, click here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Saturday reported that there have now been close to 38,000 COVID-19 cases in Maryland. As of Saturday morning, there have been 37,968 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. There have been 1,842 related deaths, 6,755 total hospitalizations, and 1,500 …