Education, Family

BCPS to evaluate additional locations for northeastern high school

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new northeastern high school moved one big step forward on Tuesday night. At the Baltimore County Board of Education meeting held on January 24, the board approved a change to the county’s capital budget request that will allow BCPS to consider sites other than Loch Raven High for a new school – a site the community widely does …


Business, Traffic

Councilman Marks: Timetable set for razing of Gerst Road park buildings

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced the timetable for improvements to the 22-acre Gerst Road park property. The property currently includes a derelict community hall and other structures that are subject to loitering and vandalism. Baltimore County’s Office of Property Management expects the permitting, razing, stormwater management, and grading of the site to begin on or …


Councilman Marks provides update on Holly Hills Memorial Gardens landscaping plan

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Over the weekend, Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Holly Hills Memorial Gardens landscaping issue. Earlier this month, Councilman Marks held a meeting with Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, the Bird River Road Neighborhood Association, and the St. John Properties – developers of the new office buildings near Route 43 and Campbell Boulevard. Per Tom Pilon, Executive …

Board of Education action to study northeast high school site falls short by one vote

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new high school is planned to address school overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County. The catch? It’s not really in the northeast. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Fifth District Board Member Julie Henn introduced a motion to pause finalizing the location of a planned new northeast area high school at the present, …

Councilman Marks: Police ‘aware’ of social media post hyping large gathering at White Marsh Mall

UPDATE: THE AVENUE at White Marsh is temporarily updating its Youth Escort Policy, effective Friday. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD—Police in Baltimore County are “aware” of a social media post hyping a large gathering at White Marsh Mall this weekend, according to Councilman David Marks. The post, which circulated on Instagram this week, calls for individuals to “gather” …

Construction worker injured in Seven Courts accident expected to recover

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A construction worked who was injured in an accident on Monday is expected to recover, according to Councilman David Marks. At around 11:15 a.m. on January 9, the was struck by a steamroller in the area of Seven Courts Drive at Hoban Court (21236) as roads in the area were being resurfaced. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has …

Councilman Marks: OSHA investigating Seven Courts construction accident, project halted

UPDATE: The construction worker is not in critical condition and is expected to recover. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has confirmed that a construction worker for the Seven Courts Drive paving contractor was struck by a streamroller on Monday morning. The worker has been transported to the hospital by ambulance. At this time, there is …

POLL: Should Baltimore County ban plastic bags?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County officials are considering a bill that would ban plastic bags. The Bring Your Own Bag Act hopes to address trash buildup across the county and in its streams. Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka (D-District 2) introduced and serves as one of the lead sponsors of the bill. “I am proud to introduce and serve as one of …