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Amendments from Kach, Marks to limit State of Emergency, allow for in-person religious services fail to pass

PERRY HALL, MD—At Thursday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks and Councilman Wade Kach supported legislation to limit the State of Emergency to two weeks and restore religious services, with medical safeguards. Both amendments failed by a vote of 5 to 2. Only two of the three Republicans on the council supported the amendments. Baltimore County …


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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 …


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 …

Baltimore County Council passes resolution to move work session start times

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council has passed a resolution that will move work session start times from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The resolution was co-sponsored by Councilman David Marks, Councilman Wade Kach, and Councilman Izzy Patoka. “I have long thought that council meetings that should be held at a time that it most convenient to the public,” …

Councilman Marks co-sponsors legislation to move council work sessions to evenings

UPDATE: The resolution has passed. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that moves the County Council work sessions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, allowing greater input by the public in the legislative process. The resolution is cosponsored by Republican Councilman Wade Kach and Democratic Councilman Izzy Patoka. The resolution was …

New Baltimore County Executive sworn in at Inauguration 2018

John Olszewski, Jr. was sworn in on Monday as Baltimore County’s fourteenth County Executive, vowing to create a more modern, transparent and open government. More than one thousand invited guests, elected officials, county employees, and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of local government officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The inaugural ceremonies took place at Towson …

Councilmembers Marks & Kach announce funding for crosswalk at Pine Grove Middle School

Baltimore County Councilmembers David Marks and Wade Kach announced on Monday that a brick crosswalk would be constructed to improve safety at Pine Grove Middle School. The $25,000 crosswalk will be built by the end of the year at the intersection of Proctor Lane and Old Harford Road. Kristen Piscopo is president of the Perring Park Community Association and a …