Events, Family

Baltimore County to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) is commemorating the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a seminar for the community. The theme of the seminar is “Stand up and Take Your Power Back.” In senior apartment buildings, senior centers, and other places where older adults gather, aggressive members may taunt, intimidate, or exclude others. This seminar …


Business, Education, Politics, Sports

Governor Hogan signs legislation to legalize sports betting, repeal Maryland state song [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed into law HB 940, major legislation to legalize sports betting in the State of Maryland. It is one of 226 measures the governor enacted today alongside Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “Today we are signing another 226 bipartisan bills into law, including legislation to legalize sports betting in …


Baltimore County Police Department to graduate 157th recruit class

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s 157th Recruit Class will graduate on Friday, March 12th. The ceremony will be held in the Theatre at CCBC-Dundalk, located at 7200 Sollers Point Road (21222). Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join Chief Melissa R. Hyatt in addressing the recruit class. Chief Hyatt will be joined by Sheriff R. Jay Fisher, Baltimore County …

St. John Properties Founder and Chairman Edward St. John named to The Daily Record’s inaugural ‘Power 100’ ranking

WHITE MARSH, MD—Edward St. John, Founder and Chairman of St. John Properties, Inc., the real estate development company behind Greenleigh at Crossroads, has been recognized by The Daily Record in the publication’s inaugural “Power 100” list. The “Power 100” includes men and women across Maryland “who are shaping our businesses, governments, nonprofits, law firms and other critical institutions.” St. John …

Governor Hogan: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arriving next week, face coverings required in school settings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, the arrival of single-dose vaccines next week, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to …

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …

State of Maryland launches outreach campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccine effort [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Friday launched its grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. The GoVAX campaign encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families, and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. A cross-section of trusted leaders, including Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, launched the campaign on Friday morning during …

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …