Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: Baltimore County Council approves Kingsville land swap to acquire Rutkowski Farm

KINGSVILLE, MD—At its meeting on November 21, the Baltimore County Council approved a landmark agreement that allows for the county to acquire the Rutkowski Farm in Kingsville, and facilitate the moving of a maintenance facility away from residential neighbors and closer to Interstate-95. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, Baltimore County will acquire the 37-acre former Rutkowski Farm, …


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Councilman Marks: Pulaski Highway project expected to be finished in 2023

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided the following update on improvements to Pulaski Highway at the Baltimore County / Harford County line. The following email was sent from the Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer: Dear Councilman Marks: Thank you for your email on behalf of your constituent regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s …


Baltimore County breaks ground on new Recreation Activity Center in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and other elected officials on Thursday broke ground on a new Recreation Activity Center (RAC) in Middle River. The new facility, supported by approximately $10 million in state and County funds, will open alongside Glenmar Elementary School and focus on recreational, social and wellness opportunities for residents …

Councilman Marks, Weis Markets, Marian Preparatory Academy to hold food drive this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks, Weis Markets, and the Marian Preparatory Academy will once again be holding a food drive this weekend to help families in need. Donations will benefit the Student Support Network. The event will be held at Weis Markets, located at 7927 Belair Road in Fullerton (21236). Food will be accepted 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November …

Councilman Marks: Silver Diner coming to THE AVENUE at White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—A new diner will be coming to White Marsh. Silver Diner will open an 8,125-square-foot location at THE AVENUE in White Marsh in 2024, according to Councilman David Marks.  This will be the restaurant group’s 23rd location. Featuring executive chef and co-founder, Ype Von Hengst, Silver Diner provides a menu with exceptional choices from diner classics to vegan, …

Red Brick Station celebrates 25th anniversary

WHITE MARSH, MD—A local restaurant marked a big anniversary this weekend. Red Brick Station celebrated its 25-year anniversary, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of THE AVENUE at White Marsh. Over the weekend, Councilman David Marks and Zach Basso from the County Executive’s office paid a visit to the restaurant. They each presented Bill Blocher and Paul Wienecke Jr. from Red …

Councilman Marks: Harford/Joppa Road intersection roadwork to be finished by December

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday passed along word from the Maryland State Highway Administration that the Harford Road / Joppa Road intersection in Carney will be finished by this December. “The pedestrian work is almost 100% complete, including pedestrian crossing poles, sidewalks, and pavement markings,” wrote the District Engineer to Councilman Marks. “We are currently working on …

Obituary: Viola ‘Vi’ Frances Schafer

PERRY HALL, MD—An iconic member of the Perry Hall community has passed.  Viola “Vi” Schafer died on November 2, 2022. “‘Vi’ was a beloved member of our Perry Hall community, and the Schafer family was key to its development after the Second World War,” said Councilman David Marks on Friday. “The original library was located on land owned by the family, …