Politics, Sci-Tech

City DPW shuts off water for the day in Perry Hall neighborhood in 90-degree weather

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Residents and elected officials are upset after the Department of Public Works shut off the water in one Nottingham-area neighborhood on a hot day. DPW shut off the water in the area of Seven Courts Drive at Hoban Court in the Seven Courts community in Nottingham/Perry Hall (21236) on Thursday. “I received no notice of the water being shut …


Business, Health, Politics

Gov. Hogan signs Executive Orders extending prohibition on utility shut-offs, expanding services by state-licensed breweries & wineries

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Friday morning, Governor Larry Hogan signed two new Executive Orders meant to help residents and small businesses as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first Executive Order, Governor Hogan extended the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and …


Baltimore County Police Department offers tips to avoid online COVID-19 scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In recent weeks, there has been an increase in online scams related to COVID-19. These scams use phishing techniques in an attempt to steal personal information and money from victims. The Baltimore County Police Department is providing the following safety tips to help residents navigate COVID-19 information online safely. Never Click an Unfamiliar Link A common trick scammers use …

Baltimore County water billing to resume in June/July

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that water billing for Baltimore County residents would resume beginning in June and July. Water bills were delayed due to the need to modify operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to protect the health and safety of crucial staff in Baltimore City’s …

Fallen tree, downed wires shut down road in Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—A road in Fallston was shut down on Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell into the roadway. At just before 3:30 p.m., a tree and power lines came down in the 1700-block of Laurel Brook Road. The roadway is currently blocked. Fire department crews are on the scene and BGE teams are en route. Motorists should avoid that area. …

Councilman Marks provides update on Richlyn Manor treatment plan improvements

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday provided an update to the Forge Heights community on efforts to upgrade the Richlyn Manor interceptor. The treatment plant currently experiences higher than normal flows during wet weather events, indicating that the piping in the area requires improvements. The station is located at the end of Richlyn Drive in Perry Hall, …

Councilman Marks announces infrastructure improvements in Woodcroft

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday night announced that BGE will initiate utility work in the Parkville/Carney community with a gas modernization project on Woodcroft Road. A copy of the letter from BGE to neighbors can be viewed below. Baltimore County has started to improve curbs and resurface roads throughout the Woodcroft community and some of the neighborhoods …

BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …