Crime, Events, Police/Fire, Politics

Councilman Marks to hold town hall meeting on crime, public safety

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that his office will hold an online town hall meeting to discuss crime control and public safety. He will be joined by the three police captains from the Fifth District and State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger. The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom information …


Education, Events

BCPS School Board Nominating Commission to hold public information sessions

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission will hold three virtual public information sessions to give the public an opportunity to speak about its views and thoughts regarding the county’s Board of Education. The Commission is charged with recommending to the governor nominees for appointment to the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The public hearing will also permit …


BCPS to hold virtual forum seeking public input on school construction options in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—BCPS officials are inviting the public to participate in a virtual community forum and online survey to provide feedback about addressing school overcrowding and other facility needs in Baltimore County Public Schools. Participants will have an opportunity to provide input on options developed as part of the Multi-Year Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), which may include redistricting, renovation, repurposing …

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …

Korean percussionist Kim So Ra to perform, talk with BCPS students on Wednesday

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Korean percussionist Kim So Ra will join with Baltimore County Public Schools students on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. The online event is free and open to all. Officials say that students using Chromebooks can access this Zoom event. After clicking the link to enter the event, they should not choose to “Add Zoom to …

Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …

Celebrate ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ virtually with Baltimore County Public Library

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library is inviting residents to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021…virtually. Library branches will celebrate “Noon Year’s Eve” on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Participants will make crafts, read stories, sing songs, and ring in the new year at noon. From BCPL: “Pick up a special Noon Year’s Eve …

Inspector General unable to determine source of pornographic noises heard during Baltimore County School Board meeting

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Tuesday issued the following statement from the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education regarding the board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020: “On October 15, 2020, the Board Officers, in consultation with the Superintendent and Board counsel, requested …