Education, Events

BCPS to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new northeast elementary school next week

ROSEDALE, MD—A date has been set and ground will be broken on a new northeastern Baltimore County elementary school. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Council in officially breaking ground for a new 735-seat northeastern elementary …


Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

GreenDrop to open in White Marsh this month

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new, manned donation center will be opening in White Marsh later this month. GreenDrop will be opening a facility in the parking lot at White Marsh Mall on June 18, according to Councilman David Marks. “Councilwoman Cathy Bevins worked to locate this business here for nine months,” said Councilman Marks. “Her legislation was a blueprint for a bill …


Olszewski issues statement on passage of Baltimore County’s FY22 budget

TOWSON, MD—Following the Baltimore County Council’s unanimous vote to pass Baltimore County’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022, County Executive Johnny Olszewski released the following statement: “I thank my partners on the County Council for their commitment to investing in our shared future and a better Baltimore County.  With this budget, we’re poised to build on the historic progress we’ve already …

Olszewski announces kickoff of Baltimore County Master Plan 2030 planning process

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the kickoff of Master Plan 2030, the process for developing the County’s next master plan to guide smart growth over the coming decade. The master plan is intended to guide the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments in promoting responsible development in an equitable and environmentally sensitive manner that …

Councilman Marks introduces bill to reduce dumping, allow for manned donation centers

UPDATE: A manned GreenDrop donation center will be opening in White Marsh. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced that he has introduced legislation that would allow for manned donation sites at larger shopping areas, a way to reduce dumping throughout the community. Under Marks’ bill, companies such as GreenDrop would be allowed to …

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 …

County passes bill allowing police retirees to continue serving Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD— On Monday night, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilmen Tom Quirk (D-Catonsville) and David Marks (R-Perry Hall) that will allow for police retirees to be hired back by the county if they provide specialized knowledge that will benefit the county. Police retirees are one group that could be rehired by the county. The legislation was …

Baltimore County Council passes NOTE Act, Olszewski issues statement

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening passed the New Opportunities for Tourism and Entertainment (NOTE) Act. Introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the NOTE Act will enable more restaurants and bars to offer live music and entertainment across Baltimore County. The legislation will also support the recovery of musicians and performers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’d …