Education, Politics

Bevins, Marks: Construction to begin on first of two new schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that construction will begin this month on the first of two new schools in northeastern Baltimore County. The 102,000-square foot elementary school will be built at the intersection of Gum Spring Road and Rossville Boulevard (21237), serving 750 students from an area to be determined after a redistricting process. …


Business

Merritt Properties acquires former General Motors facility in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Merritt Properties on Wednesday announced that it had purchased the property located at 10301 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh, a former GM Baltimore Global Propulsions Systems site that opened in 2000 to produce transmissions and electric motors before it closed in 2019. Located off Interstate Interstate 95 near I-695, the 56-acre project will be known as White Marsh …


Baltimore County announces Women’s History Month conversation series

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced a Women’s History Month conversation series, engaging three women leaders in a dialogue about the barriers they have faced, the successes they have achieved, and to renew a commitment to promoting a more equitable and inclusive County. “Women’s History Month provides an important opportunity to highlight the critical contributions women …

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 …

County Executive Olszewski, Councilman Jones announce SMART Policing Act to modernize policing in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the SMART Policing Act. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, County Councilman Julian Jones, and other members of the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday announced the Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act, a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while …

Baltimore County awarded $1.6 million CARES Act grant to fund business relief loans

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Monday that the county had secured a $1.6 million CARES Act grant to provide low-interest loans to qualifying Baltimore County small businesses to help them recover from the sudden and severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are not only in the midst of a public health crisis, but an economic …

Baltimore County completes latest phase of Campbell Boulevard project

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced the completion of the latest phase of the Campbell Boulevard project, which runs between Bird River Road and Windlass Run. The new road completes a continuous circuit between Route 40 to Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and will open to traffic on Tuesday, July 7. “This long-awaited project is a major gain for …