Police/Fire

Firefighter injured in Joppa house fire

JOPPA, MD—A Saturday evening house fire in Joppa left one firefighter injured. The fire was reported at just before 5 p.m. on July 29 in the 1600-block of Riverwood Circle. The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports that the occupant was home when he heard a loud ‘boom’ sound. He later discovered heavy smoke within his attic. He called …


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Olszewski announces Essex Reimagined spring kickoff at May 6 Community Connections Resource Fair

ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County’s multi-departmental, place-based revitalization initiative in the Essex community, now known as Essex Reimagined, will host a spring kickoff at a Community Connections Resource Fair. The fair will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deep Creek Middle School (1000 S Marlyn …


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center opens new gym for employee wellness

BALTIMORE, MD—A $30,000 pledge by Freedom Federal Credit Union has made possible the opening of “Square Fitness,” an associate gym at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, to support the emotional and physical well-being of hospital employees. Michael MacPherson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom, along with Carmen David Mirabile, Freedom Senior Vice President of Marketing and Patrice Ricciardi, Senior …

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 …

Police searching for man reported missing from Rosedale area

UPDATE: Gary Simonowicz has been located. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—Police in Baltimore County are searching for a man who has gone missing from the Rosedale area. Gary Michael Simonowicz, 28, is 5’11” tall and weighs 205 pounds. He was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. on April 16 near Franklin Square Hospital wearing a gray jacket, blue pants, …

Ravens to deliver donuts, coffee to healthcare workers at Franklin Square Hospital this week

ROSEDALE, MD—The Baltimore Ravens will be making special deliveries to healthcare workers for Valentine’s Day. This Friday, February 12, the Ravens and Dunkin’ will travel to select MedStar Hospital locations to deliver “Poegrams” to healthcare workers throughout the Baltimore community.  These events will not be open to the general public. Ravens mascot Poe, staff members and the Dunkin’ Community Cruiser …

Employee charged after setting fires at Franklin Square Medical Center

ROSEDALE, MD—Authorities have charged a hospital employee after she set fires at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center over the weekend. On Saturday, the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to Franklin Square, located at 9000 Franklin Square Drive (21237), for a trash bin fire in a soiled utility room on the third floor.  Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, …

Additional fires reported at Franklin Square Hospital

UPDATE: A hospital employee has been arrested and charged in connection with setting these fires. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—Additional fires were reported at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Sunday morning. The fires broke out at around 9:45 a.m., according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Units arrived to find several small fires on multiple floors of the …