Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Tuesday named Melissa Hyatt, a veteran of the Baltimore Police Department and head of security at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, as his choice for county police chief.
For the second time in less than three years, Baltimore County officials say they will review the way police conduct sexual assault investigations following continued complaints about how authorities handle the cases.
Almost a full year after first applying with the state to make Catonsville, Arbutus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, part of the first designated Arts & Entertainment District in Baltimore County, county officials and community groups are still working on the process.
Baltimore County Interim Schools Superintendent Verletta White announced that she was slashing her proposed operating budget by $85 million Tuesday night, only hours after County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. testified before the school board saying the county is facing tough financial times.
Baltimore County Council members heard from a long string of East side residents, business owners and labor leaders Tuesday who urged them to vote in favor of a $78 million assistance plan for Tradepoint Atlantic.
At the final meeting of their term on Monday, Baltimore County Council members voted to extend the county’s traffic camera program, to hire lawyers to defend zoning lawsuits brought by religious groups and to accelerate construction projects.
Deliberation surrounding Lansdowne High School, as well as immigration, affordable housing and the gubernatorial race were among the most contentious issues debated by the two men hoping to win the Baltimore County Council District 1 seat.