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Maryland officials react to beating death of Tyre Nichols

BALTIMORE, MD—Local leaders in Baltimore and around the state of Maryland are reacting to the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Tennessee. Bodycam footage released on Friday appears to show 29-year-old Tyre Nichols being beaten by multiple Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on January 7th. Fox News reports that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has placed two deputies …


Crime, Police/Fire

15-year-old killed in Baltimore County shooting

MILFORD MILL, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal shooting that left a teenager dead on Saturday night. At just after 9 p.m. on January 21, officers responded to the unit block of Shadwell Court (21244) for reports of a shooting. When they arrived at the location, authorities found a 15-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The …


Olszewski announces 2023 series of Baltimore County budget town hall meetings

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced his fifth annual series of signature town hall meetings to hear from constituents about their ideas and priorities for the County’s FY24 budget. Seven meetings, one for each Council district, will provide a forum for public discussion focused on future budget priorities and ensure that community members have the opportunity to …

Baltimore County awarded over $2 million to grow emerging offshore wind workforce

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County was awarded over $2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge funding through the Maryland Department of Labor to connect residents to regional training programs and apprenticeships for career paths in offshore wind industry. “The legacy of Sparrows Point is one built on good jobs for families, …

Olszewski announces foundational housing reform legislative package [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday proposed a package of foundational legislative reforms to expand access to new housing opportunities and address community concerns in Baltimore County. The proposed legislative reforms announced Thursday advances key recommendations of the County’s Affordable Housing Work Group, including: Establishing a dedicated and permanent Baltimore County Housing Opportunities Fund to allow for reoccurring investment …

Baltimore County launches online Water Quality Dashboard tool

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the launch of a water quality dashboard, a new online tool that allows the public to easily review waterway monitoring data from chemical and bacteria samples collected routinely by the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS). “Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of my administration, and this dashboard is yet another …

Olszewski installed as 1st Vice President of Maryland Association of Counties

CAMBRIDGE, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has been installed as the First Vice President of the Maryland Association of Counties. On Thursday evening, January 5, 2023, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford installed the MACo Board of Directors for 2023. The installation took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland, during the MACo Winter Conference Inaugural Banquet. “Our …

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 …