Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan submits $1.08 billion supplemental budget focused on rental assistance, higher education, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs, restores key funding for transportation infrastructure projects, and increases funding for minority-serving colleges and universities. Rental Assistance Based on the recommendations of a bipartisan advisory group, the supplemental budget allocates federal emergency rental assistance of $258 million, including: …


Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional $34 million for higher education, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $34 million in funding for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland to improve infrastructure at colleges and universities and to support economic development across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. With the addition of the RELIEF Act, …


Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …

Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

Essex-area principals among six finalists for 2020 Principal of the Year

ESSEX, MD—Two principals from the Essex area are among six finalists for 2020-21 Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year. Kelly O’Connell is in her fourth year as principal at Mars Estates Elementary School and her 18th year with BCPS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in human resources school leadership from Towson …

Parkville Middle principal named regional principal of the year by Magnet Schools of America

Erin O’Toole-Trivas, principal of Parkville Middle School, and Susan Ellerbee, multi-media magnet teacher at Randallstown High School, have been named Region 2 Principal of the Year and Region 2 Teacher of the Year by Magnet Schools of America. As regional winners in their categories, O’Toole-Trivas and Ellerbee are contenders to be named national winners during the closing reception of the …