Business, Health, Police/Fire, Politics

Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …


Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …


Baltimore County to host webinar on role of non-profits, Congressional efforts, in supporting COVID-19 recovery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will host a webinar to discuss how the nonprofit sector has met the challenge to supplement government resources, helping to ensure that people have access to food, housing support and other critical community services for “The Evolving Role of Non-Profits and the Federal Government in the COVID-19 Response.” This will be the sixth session in the County-hosted …

Baltimore County to host webinar on COVID-19’s economic impact, opportunities

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has assembled a panel of economic thought leaders to discuss the changing regional business landscape in the wake of COVID-19 business shutdowns, and explore potential long-term shifts that may alter the local economy for years and decades to come. “Exploring Economic Impacts and Opportunities in the Baltimore Region” is the fifth session in the …

Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221). The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed …

Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of …

Education Foundation of BCPS cancels 2020 State of the Schools event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Out of an abundance of caution and in adherence with the state’s executive orders, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is cancelling the 2020 State of the Schools event. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at Towson University’s SECU Arena, and there were plans to reschedule it. The decision to cancel was made in accordance …

Essex-area principals among six finalists for 2020 Principal of the Year

ESSEX, MD—Two principals from the Essex area are among six finalists for 2020-21 Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year. Kelly O’Connell is in her fourth year as principal at Mars Estates Elementary School and her 18th year with BCPS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in human resources school leadership from Towson …