Baltimore County expands tree-planting initiative in underserved communities

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announces the expansion of Operation ReTree Baltimore County on April 21. Photo via Baltimore County Government/Facebook Live.

Baltimore County is expanding a planting initiative that places trees in highly-populated, low-income neighborhoods, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Thursday. 

Baltimore County starting aerial spraying program to reduce Back River’s midge population

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announces permanent aerial spraying program to reduce midge population at a press conference in Essex. Photo via Facebook Live.

Baltimore County is partnering with the Maryland Department of Agriculture to tackle Back River’s midge swarms, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Monday.

Baltimore County to pilot free grocery shuttle in Turner Station

Giant Food at 1400 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222. Image via Google Street View.

A free grocery store shuttle service will run in the Turner Station community twice a week, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Wednesday.  

Water, crabs and history: 9 1/2 Hours in Dundalk

Dundalk Town Center

People are staying closer to home these days, but there’s still lots to do in the region. 9 ½ hours is a new feature with suggestions for local day trips.

So you’re in the mood to get out on the water and eat some crabs. Annapolis and the Eastern Shore are obvious choices. But have you considered Dundalk?

The post-industrial waterfront community on the East Side of Baltimore County seems perpetually poised for rebirth, with an authentic tank-top-and-tattoo personality that occasionally serves as a regional punch line. It’s also got miles of waterfront, cool breweries and restaurants, and a heck of a history.

County councilman blames city residents for fights at Eastpoint Mall carnival

Photo via Jolly Shows

It was Baltimore City dwellers who crossed the county line and spoiled all the fun at the Eastpoint Mall spring carnival last night. At least that’s what Councilman Todd Crandell, whose district includes Dundalk, Sparrows Point and other sections of Southeast Baltimore County, has publicly said.

Grand Opening Celebrations of Signarama – April 11


Signarama Invitation

Signarama, part of the world’s largest sign franchise, is coming to the neighborhood! Come celebrate at their Grand Opening this Thursday, April 11. Festivities kick off at 10am and feature a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce, tour of the new facility and refreshments. Check out the new business in town, network and learn more about Signarama’s services.

Drug City, Dundalk’s oldest pharmacy, is also a destination for whiskey lovers

Dr. George Fotis amid the whiskies at Drug City in Dundalk. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

Dundalk is known for its cheesesteak subs at Captain Harvey’s, crabs on the waterfront at Dock of the Bay and, more recently, the fine beers at Key Brewing Co. But one of the best selections of whiskey in the area?

Well, there’s a store on North Point Road with more than 200 varietals of bourbon, rye and single malt, and it just so happens to be associated with Dundalk’s oldest operating pharmacy, Drug City.

Johnny O pulls out of Baltimore County executive debate (don’t worry, there are plenty more)

John “Johnny O” Olszewski (left) and Al Redmer. Photos via Facebook.

Much to the ire of a Dundalk civic group, Johnny Olszewski, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore County executive, has backed out of a debate scheduled for this Friday in Dundalk due to a family matter.

Police: Teens steal Jeep, crash it into front of cop car in Dundalk

Photo via National Police Car Archives

A couple Baltimore County teens are currently jailed after police said they stole a Jeep and, when confronted by officers in Dundalk, drove it head-on into a marked patrol car.

Event Pick: The Spring Carnival returns to Eastpoint Mall

Image via Jolly Shows

With some delay, spring is finally here. What better way to usher the warmer weather in than with some fried Oreos, prizes and a lineup of nauseatingly fun thrill rides?

Amazon to Bring Third Baltimore-Area Fulfillment Center – with 1,500 Jobs – to Sparrows Point

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

While Amazon may not be coming to Port Covington just yet, but the global retail giant is already expanding its footprint in Baltimore.

Baltimore is Getting a New Bus Line from Bayview to Sparrows Point

Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

A new MTA line is in the works to get Baltimoreans to and from the growing Tradepoint Atlantic development at Sparrows Point.

Dundalk’s Old Seagram’s Plant Catches Fire for Third Time this Year

A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View, from July 2016.

For the second time this summer and third time in 2017, a long-abandoned distillery in Dundalk went up in flames last night.

With Less Funding than Originally Planned, Hogan Authorizes Start of Midge Spraying in Back River

A midge swarm. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS.

Despite not getting its requested financial buy-in from Baltimore County, the state is moving ahead with a plan to try to eradicate the swarms of midges plaguing communities along the Back River.

Another Fire Hits the Old Seagram’s Distillery in Dundalk

A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View.

A vacant distillery in Dundalk went up in flames this morning, adding to a growing list of troubling incidents at the location.