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Three Baltimore County Council members speak out against Governor Moore’s proposed housing legislation

The following is an open letter from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Councilman Todd Crandell, and Councilman Wade Kach: Dear Baltimore County citizens: As elected representatives from eastern and northern Baltimore County, we voice our deep concern and opposition to proposed legislation that would allow high density housing projects without County Council input, review, or approval. At the state level, …


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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 …


Baltimore County officials break ground at new Sparrows Point Park

SPARROWS POINT, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Department of Recreation and Parks officials this week joined state and local elected leaders and community members to break ground for the new Sparrows Point Park—a major milestone in the transformation of a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel Mill property into a sustainably designed and accessible 21st-century park. The nearly 22-acre …

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 new boat ramp at Merritt Point Park

DUNDALK, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Recreation and Parks on Tuesday announced the completion of a new boat ramp at Merritt Point Park in Dundalk, which will provide enhanced accessibility for residents and offer a new soft launch for kayaks and canoes to improve access for a wide range of water and paddle sports. “This boat …

Baltimore County announces vehicle height monitoring cameras to reduce truck traffic in residential areas

TOWSON, MD—In an effort to reduce truck traffic in residential areas and address long-standing community concerns, Baltimore County Department of Public Works on Wednesday announced plans to install vehicle height monitoring camera systems at seven designated residential roadway locations in southwestern and southeastern Baltimore County. The vehicle height monitoring system is an automated enforcement tool that uses cameras and computer …

Councilman Marks: FY2024 budget funds key eastside projects

The following is an op-ed piece from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks On April 13th, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., presented the Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal to the Baltimore County Council. The Council may now cut from the budget plan; we are prohibited from adding or moving money around. In my time as Councilman, I have supported more …