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Baltimore County launches fund to assist COVID-19 response

The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County on Tuesday launched an emergency response fund to assist its response to the coronavirus pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said.

The announcement came after Baltimore County recorded at least 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. It has been less than three weeks since the county confirmed its first case of the coronavirus.

With first coronavirus case confirmed in Baltimore County, officials look to next steps, announce closures

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, joined by other county government officials and community partners, provides updates Thursday about the county’s response to the new coronavirus after Baltimore County announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 Wednesday. Facebook screengrab.

With the first coronavirus case confirmed, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and other county officials and partners emphasized the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus and announced a series of closures at a press briefing Thursday morning.

Officials urged community members to remain calm and informed.

“It is clear that we must take this threat seriously. We are doing just that and will continue to do so here in Baltimore County,” Olszewski Jr. said.

Baltimore County launches online tool to crowdsource data on environmental problems, projects

The new Environmental Reporter online tool allows people to record rain barrels and tree plantings and report midge issues throughout Baltimore County. Image courtesy of Baltimore County Government.

A new online tool will allow Baltimore County residents to have a hand in tracking environmental data by reporting environmental problem areas throughout the county as well as projects aimed at mitigating some of those issues.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., announced the “Environmental Reporter” tool Tuesday as a way to increase public engagement, make county environmental data easier to access, and improve quality of life for community members.

Potomac Pizza Grill opening in White Marsh

Greenleigh at Crossroads, the mixed-use community portion of a 1,000-acre White Marsh development, will feature about 90,000 square feet of retail space, including the Potomac Pizza Grill. Photo courtesy of St. John Properties.

A family-owned, New York-style pizza restaurant chain with four locations near Washington, D.C., will enter the Baltimore market this spring as a tenant of Baltimore Crossroads, a development in White Marsh.

Potomac Pizza will open its fifth restaurant at Greenleigh at Crossroads, the retail portion of the Baltimore Crossroads mixed-use development, marking its first location in the Baltimore region. The restaurant chain will also add “grill” to the end of its name for this location, hinting at expanded food offerings beyond pizza.

Baltimore County cop charged with rape, assault

Photo via Baltimore County Police Department/Facebook

A 25-year-old Baltimore County police officer was charged with several counts of rape and assault Saturday, according to the police department.

Baltimore County launches working group on opioid epidemic

The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County has assembled a working group of medical professionals to develop a strategy for combating the opioid crisis, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced today.

The group will solicit public feedback through an online survey and two community meetings, and then devise a plan for tackling the crisis.

Olszewski fields reforms for lobbying, government watchdog, public campaign financing

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. Image via Facebook.

Baltimore County’s new executive is putting forth a package of proposed lobbying rule changes, as well as the creation of a dedicated watchdog office and an avenue for political candidates to opt for public financing.

Olszewski, council members will hold town hall meetings on budget

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. Image via Facebook.

Still busy making hires and appointments and conducting a search for a new police chief, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski is planning a series of seven town halls to discuss the fiscal health of the county and future budget priorities.

Brochin calls for recount in narrow Baltimore County executive Democratic primary

Images via Twitter/John Olszewski Jr. campaign website

Sorry, Baltimore County Dems, but it could be at least another week before you know your official candidate for this fall’s county executive general election.

Feds charge three men in string of Baltimore County robberies

From left: Demar Brown, Kamar Beckles and Jashon Fields. Photos via Baltimore County Police Department

Three men from out of state were charged with conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property related to nearly 20 home break-ins in northern Baltimore County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced yesterday.