Politics

Councilman Marks recommends appointment of Mathew Doty to Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Thursday announced that he will be recommending Mathew Doty, a longtime educator and Perry Hall resident, to serve as the Fifth District representative on the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee. The committee reviews transportation policies and programs to sure that pedestrians and bicyclists can move safely throughout our communities. Councilman Marks sponsored the legislation …


Education

Overlea High School educator selected as finalist for 2022-2023 BCPS Teacher of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Six school-based educators from across Baltimore County have been selected as this year’s finalists for the BCPS Teacher of the Year. The finalists were chosen from among 157 school teacher of the year nominees by a committee composed of BCPS administrators, staff, students, TABCO (Teachers Association of Baltimore County) representation, and current BCPS Teacher of the Year and Maryland …


CCBC Essex Knights mourn the passing of longtime athletics facilities supervisor

ROSEDALE, MD—The Community College of Baltimore County Essex Knights are mourning the passing of a longtime athletics facilities supervisor. Marion Joseph “Joe” Sperato passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday, February 14, 2022. Sperato was the CCBC Essex Knight’s longest, current tenured full-time employee. He began his tenure with then Essex Community College in fall of 1989 as a …

Baltimore County announces Community Policing Partnership program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the Community Policing Partnership (CPP), a new joint-initiative that will build pathways for public safety-focused careers in Baltimore County and ensure the next generation of law enforcement reflects the diversity of communities and are trained in 21st-century policing skills and values. The CPP initiative is a partnership between the Baltimore County Police …

CCBC receives $120,000 gift, establishes need-based Nursing scholarship

ROSEDALE, MD—A $120,000 donation to the CCBC School of Health Professions has established the Marie S. Hill Endowed Scholarship, supporting CCBC students with financial need who are pursuing nursing as a career change. The fund will assist students for whom college might otherwise be unattainable, especially as they transition in their career. Barry Gossett, former CCBC Foundation board member, and …

CCBC Essex’s Patricia Anumgba named December Maryland JUCO Athlete of the Month

ROSEDALE, MD—The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference this week announced that it has selected Patricia Anumgba (women’s basketball) and Ricardo Ross (men’s basketball) its Athletes of the Month for December 2021. Anumgba (CCBC Essex) and the Knights went 5-0 in December and played the final three games without their NJCAA Division II leading scorer and Anumgba filled the void, averaging …

Councilman Marks congratulates Julie Henn on Board of Education chairmanship

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday congratulated Perry Hall resident Julie Henn on being named chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education. In Baltimore County, seven board members are elected by council district, with four appointed by the Governor. The chair and vice-chair are elected by members. Henn shares the same Fifth District constituency as Councilman Marks. …

Olszewski appoints Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator and Joel Beller will serve as Acting Director of Government Affairs. As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will …