Baltimore County to develop framework for new Resilience Authority to combat ‘climate change’

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced plans to develop a framework for a Resilience Authority that will finance, and support sustainability infrastructure projects to protect Baltimore County’s shorelines, communities, and residents from “climate threats,” according to the official press release. In addition, officials on Thursday announced that Baltimore County was awarded nearly $2 million to support climate resilience efforts in […]

Olszewski announces more than $2.6 million in grants to local community organizations to support pandemic recovery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation have awarded more than $2.67 million in American Rescue Plan-funded grants to nearly 30 local community-based organizations to support their recovery and enhance efforts to strengthen neighborhood resiliency. “Baltimore County remains committed to helping our residents recover from the long-lasting effects of the […]

Baltimore County, St. Joseph Medical Center, CCBC announce workforce development partnership to support high-demand nursing positions

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and the Community College of Baltimore County on Monday announced the Public Health Pathways Program, an innovative workforce development partnership that aims to connect residents in historically underserved communities with high-demand nursing positions through customized educational programming and community wraparound supports. The joint initiative will leverage federal American Rescue Plan […]

Olszewski announces $1 million in grants to Baltimore County volunteer fire companies

UPDATE: Additional details on these grants is available here. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the allocation of $1 million in grants to Baltimore County’s volunteer fire companies, which are a key component of the County’s public safety infrastructure. The funds will come from the County’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. Our volunteers have […]

Marks, Olszewski celebrate launch of Towson Loop

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Councilman David Marks on Tuesday celebrated the official start of service for the Towson Loop, Baltimore County’s first free public transit service. Long discussed as an innovative idea to reduce congestion in the Towson area and better help residents, students and visitors move around, Olszewski jumpstarted plans to bring a free circulator to […]

Baltimore County Fire Department receives $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts

TOWSON, MD—This week, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $410,000 in federal funding for fire prevention efforts in Baltimore County. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention & Safety Grants program. The funds will allow Baltimore County to purchase 15,000 smoke and carbon […]

Anne Arundel County educator named 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—Teresa Beilstein, a teacher at South Shore Elementary School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, has been named the 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 29th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala. The event attracted an audience of more than 1,000, including educators and dignitaries such as […]

Bevins sends letter to Gov. Hogan on closing of GM plant in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Councilwoman Cathy Bevins on Monday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr., and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, urging all levels of government work together to deal with the closing of the General Motors plant in White Marsh. In the letter, Councilwoman Bevins requests that federal, state, and local government representatives work together to assist the […]