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Limits on Gatherings And Other Restrictions Coming In Baltimore County

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Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch at a news conference in Towson on November 13. Photo credit: Baltimore County.

Warning that the toughest challenge yet could be “COVID’s long, dark winter,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced new restrictions Friday.

Vote by mail appears to be choice for many in Baltimore County

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Baltimore County’s elections director expects half the people who will vote in the county this fall will do it by mail.

The county so far has received more than 123,000 applications for a mail-in ballot from its 560,000 eligible voters, according to Katie Brown, the county elections board director.

Compromised reached on Baltimore County police reform

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Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones, along with County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Council members Izzy Patoka, David Marks and Cathy Bevins at police reform news conference in Towson.

Baltimore County lawmakers struck a deal Tuesday to pass police reform legislation.

Last month, the county council shelved controversial reform legislation. Tuesday’s compromise has the support of the county executive, and six of the seven council members.

Dire budget picture without Heroes Act, says Olszewski

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It’s been more than 3 months since the House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion COVID relief plan called the Heroes Act. It remains stalled in the Senate.

Towson University is sending students home

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Towson University

Towson University is throwing in the towel and is shutting down its campus for the remainder of the semester. Online classes will continue.

BCPS struggles to help special ed. students who need aides

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Baltimore County schools are being accused of failing special needs students who need their own aides, by not sending assistants into those students’ homes because of COVID-19 fears.

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