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Body Found in Philadelphia Road Landfill


Baltimore County police officers responded to a landfill in the 10000 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.

This was in reference to a body that was found at the scene on Friday, Feb. 25 around 1:30 p.m.

The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy can be conducted.

This suspicious death investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Speed Enforcement Added to I-95 in White Marsh


In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland State Police (MSP) Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will deploy ASE equipment for construction activities on I-95 in White Marsh.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 20, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound I-95 near mile marker No. 67.5. The equipment will be used to deter speeding in the work zones currently in place along this stretch of I-95. Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use and a “speed trailer” will be on site to display drivers’ speeds.

After a 21-day warning period, the MSP will authorize citations starting Monday, January 10. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling at a specified rate or more over the posted speed limit – the posted speed is 65 mph at this location – a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Maryland SafeZones’ goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for work crews, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications. For more information on the program, visit safezones.maryland.gov.

The current work is part of the MDTA’s $1.1 billion I-95 Express Toll Lanes Northbound Extension program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 Corridor into Harford County. Construction began in May 2021 on the major project to widen northbound I-95 between MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and MD 152 (Mountain Road) to make way for the ETL extension, which is expected to open to traffic by 2024 to MD 152, with the full extension to north of MD 24 open to traffic by 2027.

View real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways by visiting mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow MDTA on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA and on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA

New Northeast Elementary School to be Named by Public


Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7, with the first of two public surveys, you can have a say in what Baltimore County’s newest elementary school will be called.

For the first survey, Baltimore County Public Schools will invite the public to submit names for the new school, which is currently under construction at the intersection of Rossville Boulevard and Gum Spring Road in White Marsh. Naming nominations will begin on Dec. 7, 2021, and close on Dec. 23, 2021. Nominations are open to all citizens, including BCPS staff, students, parents, and community members, and nominators may submit more than one name.

A second survey from Jan. 4 to Jan. 21, 2022, will ask respondents to choose from among the top most popular names. The top vote-getter will go to BCPS leadership for review and end with Board of Education of Baltimore County approval by February 22, 2022.

A link to the first survey will be available here and will become active on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The first survey also may be accessed by smartphone on Dec. 7 by using the QR Code at the bottom of this release.

“Schools in Baltimore County are more than just wonderful places to learn. They are also centers of their communities and neighborhoods, and their names reflect that,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Northeastern Baltimore County is known for its strong families and amazing schools, and so I am looking forward to seeing plenty of pride and creativity in the names to be put forward for this new school.”

All nominations must meet school system criteria to be eligible for consideration. For example, the Board of Education may name a school after:
• A community, subdivision, or street on which the school is located
• The geographical location of the school
• A significant and distinguishable landmark, which can assist in locating the general area of the school
• A deceased, prominent person who has made an outstanding contribution of service to
Baltimore County, the state of Maryland, or to the United States.

Full criteria are contained in Baltimore County Board of Education Policy and Rule 7520 regarding the naming of a new school.

Rollover Crash Reported on Cowenton in White Marsh


– photo courtesy of White Marsh VFC-

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported a motor vehicle crash with rollover on Cowenton Avenue between Panarama Drive and E Joppa Road in White Marsh on Sunday.

It was reported a child was initially trapped in the vehicle but the child got out of the car before the fire department arrived on the. At least one person was reported injured.

The incident was reported before 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The Avenue at White Marsh Holiday Parade Returns


The Avenue at White Marsh announced that it will hold its 2021 holiday parade after it was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19.

The AVENUE at White Marsh announced in October that it is going to alter its Holiday Tree Lighting and there was some concern that the parade was in danger of being canceled again, but the good news was revealed on its social media page.

“We are happy to share that our permit has been approved and we will host this community tradition on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.,” said a statement.

“Join us as we celebrate the season with local high school marching bands, street performers, mascots, dance troops and so much more – all leading up to the big guy in the red suit!”

For a full listing of holiday events go to eastbaltco.com

Two Pedestrians Struck on I-95 in White Marsh


-photo by White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company-

A pedestrian crash shutdown I-95 South before White Marsh on Monday evening.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that two of its engines responded to southbound I-95 just below New Forge Road in White Marsh for two pedestrians that were struck by a vehicle.

This is around mile marker 69.3 between New Forge Road and White Marsh Boulevard.

A medevac from Maryland State Police has transported one of the two patients to a trauma center.

The accident was reported on Nov. 15 around 4 p.m.

White Marsh VFC Train Garden Back in 2021


The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company announced their train garden will open on Friday, Nov. 26 and will run until Sunday, Jan. 2

The train garden will run from Monday to Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. (Exception on opening day, Friday Nov. 26 as the garden will open at 9 a.m.) and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 10331 Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.

It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Admission is free and donations will be accepted to support the WMVFC

For more information, follow WMVFC on Facebook.

For a full listing of holiday events go to eastbaltco.com

AVENUE to Alter Holiday Tree Lighting


The Avenue at White Marsh announced it will still hold its 24th Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 19 but announced the event will not hold a large community gathering.

“Due to the tremendous number of people this event typically draws and the limited viewing space available, it does not yet seem appropriate to host an event and encourage a gathering of this magnitude,” said a statement from The Avenue at White Marsh.

“Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to eliminate all festivities with exception to the countdown and tree lighting on Friday, November 19th.”

THE AVENUE explained the tree will be lit but the event will not be as festive as the shopping center’s street will not close and Santa will not attend.

The AVENUE Tree Lighting was held virtually and the Holiday Parade was canceled in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

“Customers patronizing THE AVENUE will enjoy the moment and the community will be invited to view the lighting via Facebook,” said The AVENUE.

A decision has not been made for the 2021 Holiday Parade as the AVENUE said they with consult will Baltimore County before making an announcement about the status of the parade.