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Officials to break ground on Hazelwood Skate Park this month

OVERLEA, MD—Local officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Baltimore County’s newest skate park later this month. Ground will officially be broken on Hazelwood Skate Park at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Special guests will include County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Councilman Mike Ertel, and Bob Smith, director of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks. The new skate park will …


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Victory Villa Senior Center celebrates 50th anniversary

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A local senior center is celebrating a big milestone. Victory Villa Senior Center in Middle River this week marked its 50th anniversary. The center is named after a community that was established during World War II to support the workers of the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company. During the war, the company produced the Martin 167 Bomber and …


Candlelight vigil to be held Sunday evening for victims of Towson double murder suicide

TOWSON, MD—A candlelight vigil will be held on Sunday evening for the victims of Friday’s double murder suicide in Towson. At around 12 p.m. on August 18, 2023, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department were called to the 1000-block of Kenilworth Drive (21204) for a welfare call. Once on scene, officers discovered two adults and one child deceased inside …

Councilman Marks issues statement after Board of Education approves boundary study

NOTTINGHAM, MD—At its Tuesday evening meeting, the Board of Education of Baltimore County voted 6-2 to approve the original recommended school zoning map after delaying finalization of boundary changes for middle schools. The agreed upon map looks to reduce school capacity to 93% or less. Two board members, Felicia Stolusky and Brenda Savoy, abstained from voting, according to The Baltimore …

Majority of Baltimore County Council urges Board of Education to vote on redistricting plan

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, a majority of the Baltimore County Council urged the Board of Education to move forward with a vote on the recommended redistricting plan. The aforementioned majority includes every member of the area affected by the middle school redistricting process. Council members David Marks, Wade Kach, Mike Ertel, and Todd Crandell signed a letter urging the Board take …

Baltimore County celebrates completion of Hamiltowne Park restoration project in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Recreation and Parks on Tuesday morning celebrated the completion of the Hamiltowne Park playground restoration and park enhancements project. The update includes a full playground replacement, LED lighting upgrade, new entry path, and work on a new drinking fountain that will include a dog bowl and bottle filler. “Hamiltowne Park …

Baltimore County Council passes bill to ban plastic bags

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted on Monday to pass a bill that will ban plastic bags in the county. The “Bring Your Own Bag Act” calls for some retailers, including grocery stores, to stop providing plastic bags to customers. WBAL reports that an amendment to the bill reduces the fee charged for paper or reusable bags from $0.10 to …

POLL: Should Baltimore County ban plastic bags?

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the bag ban bill. Original story below… —— 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 …