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John A. Olszewski, Jr.

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  • Living near the dump [Editorial]

    Living near the dump  [Editorial]
    Living near Baltimore County's Eastern Sanitary Landfill is no doubt unpleasant. The facility is huge — 375 acres — and handles about a quarter of Baltimore County's solid waste, or almost 75,000 tons of trash a year. Residents of the...
  • Residents near Balto. Co. landfill seek tax relief

    Residents near Balto. Co. landfill seek tax relief
    Homes in Bowerman-Loreley Beach in eastern Baltimore County look like they're on prime property, with views of the Bird River and easy access to a marina. But the waterfront community also has a feature neighbors say isn't quite as idyllic: the 375-acre...
  • Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators

    Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators
    Friends and family members say that in life, John T. Menzies was passionate about helping others. In death, they say, Menzies will continue to help others through new state legislation that would require regular inspections of residential cliffside...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers

    Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers
    State lawmakers from Baltimore County hope to increase the availability of growlers, the refillable jugs that have become popular among craft beer enthusiasts. Sales of growlers have expanded elsewhere in Maryland in recent years, and county lawmakers...
  • Baltimore County legislators hoping for hybrid school board bill to pass

    Baltimore County legislators hoping for hybrid school board bill to pass
    A bill to require a partially elected school board in Baltimore County gained overwhelming approval this week from a Senate committee, and will now go to the full Senate for a vote. Whether the eight-year effort by a group of county legislators and...
  • Olszewski Sr. won't seek reelection to county council

    Olszewski Sr. won't seek reelection to county council
    Longtime Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will not seek re-election next year, he told supporters this weekend. The Dundalk Democrat, first elected in 1998, says he wants to put his energy into the campaign of his son, Del. John Olszewski...
  • Olszewski seeks seat as Stone announces retirement

    Olszewski seeks seat as Stone announces retirement
    Marking a generational shift in Baltimore County politics, Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. is scheduled to announce Tuesday that he's running for the Dundalk-area Maryland Senate seat held by Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. for almost 50 years. Stone, like...
  • Baltimore Co. accepting Medicaid for dental services

    Baltimore County's dental clinics can now accept Medicaid, and patients will find better equipment when they visit. The county — which has clinics at the Eastern Family Resource Center in Rosedale and the Liberty Family Resource Center in...
  • Balto. Co. hopes to take advantage of port expansion

    With the Sparrows Point steel mill preparing for a shutdown next week and a possible sale, Baltimore County officials began looking Wednesday for ways to redevelop the peninsula, bringing new jobs and businesses to the area around the ailing plant. In...
  • House passes city school construction bill

    House passes city school construction bill
    The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate. The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the...
  • 'Black liquor' deal goes sour

    'Black liquor' deal goes sour
    A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...