Author: B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.
Business Dundalk

Dundalk Pharmacy Brings Joy With New Mural

–photos courtesy of Drug City Pharmacy- Drug City Pharmacy in Dundalk announced they now have a mural on the side of their building to bring excitement to the community. Local artist Rowan Bathurst designed the mural. “Before and After! Our mural is complete and we hope it brings joy to everyone that drives by or […]

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911 Essex Police

Burchett Named Essex Police Precinct Officer of the Month

Officer S. Burchett has been named Essex Police Precinct Officer of the Month of May. Here a statement released from the precinct: “When dispatched to a shots fired call, Officer Burchett and other officers took the necessary safety precautions “Through his investigation, Officer Burchett was able to locate the initial weapon and several others. “The […]

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Politics

Del. Long: “We Need to Put the Brakes on Red Line”

-The following article was submitted by Sixth District Delegate Bob Long about the new Red Line project from Woodlawn to East Baltimore.- The Red Line project is continuing as the Board of Public Works recently approved a $100 million-dollar, 8-year contract for its support. Originally, there was talk of making the Red Line a bus […]

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Baltimore County Government

Baltimore County Holds on to Triple-A Bond Rating

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that the County has maintained triple-A bond ratings from all three major rating agencies, allowing the County to continue issuing bonds at the lowest possible interest rate and saving millions of dollars for County taxpayers. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each reaffirmed the County’s […]

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Politics School

Szeliga and Nawrocki: “Budget Accountability Shut Down”

District 7A Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki urge the county school board to restore the Budget Oversight Committee. In a shocking move after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, the Baltimore County Board of Education Chair asked the Board to dissolve its permanent budget oversight committee. After a lengthy and intense debate, the motion passed 7- […]

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911 Missing Person White Marsh

Mom and Daughter Reported Missing From White Marsh Area

Baltimore County Police need the public’s help trying to locate a mother and her daughter. Jessica Davis-Wise, 32, (5’8,137) and 2-year-old Damoni Jones were last seen on Friday, July 5 at approximately 5 p.m. in the White Marsh area. Mom was wearing a pink wig and floral dress. Unknown clothing for child. Police said Jessica […]

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Dundalk Meetings

State to Hold Meeting in Dundalk About Grants for Crime Prevention

Governor Moore’s Office of Crime Prevention & Policy will be hosting public meetings in the County this month for community associations to learn more about grant opportunities and State funding for crime prevention. The Eastern Baltimore County meeting will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Sparrows Point Multipurpose Center […]

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School

Henn Criticizes Board Members for Dissolving Accountability

Fifth District BCPS School Board Member Julie Henn released a statement about her fellow school board member’s decision to dissolve the Budget Accountability committee. “Last night’s disbandment of the board budget committee is the latest move by leadership to block governance and decrease transparency. We need to understand how more than $2 billion annually are […]

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Essex Family events

Grinch-mas at Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River

–photo courtesy of Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River- Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River presents Grinch-mas in July on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River for a visit from avery special guest, THE GRINCH! The Grinch will be ready for photo […]

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Events Sparrows Point

Tiki Lee’s 4th Annual Shootout on the River Starts July 18

Tiki Lee’s 4th Annual Shootout On The River will be held on July 18 to July 21 Tiki Lee’s is located at 4309 Shore Road in Sparrows Point. The schedule includes; Thursday, July 18th – Arrival of Poker Run boats and captains Friday, July 19th – Poker Run, Awards Ceremony, Bands, Air Show Saturday, July […]

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