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John A. Olszewski, Sr.

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  • Dundalk residents urge County Council to reject sale of government center

    Dundalk residents urge County Council to reject sale of government center
    Dundalk residents on Monday urged the Baltimore County Council to stop the sale of the North Point Government Center and the closure of Eastwood Elementary, saying the county's plan to do so would hurt the community. At the council's session in Towson,...
  • Dundalk residents hope to save North Point Government Center

    Dundalk residents hope to save North Point Government Center
    On a recent weeknight evening at the North Point Government Center, four young women were singing the barbershop classic "Goody Goodbye" in the auditorium. Upstairs, boys tangled on wrestling mats as parents and coaches watched. In the six decades since...
  • Fight brews on Maryland drink deposit law

    Fight brews on Maryland drink deposit law
    In a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter, a trio of lawmakers announced plans Monday to push for legislation that would levy a refundable nickel deposit on every beverage container sold in Maryland. But the announcement drew prompt opposition from...
  • County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years

    County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years
    A Baltimore County councilman did not disclose his outside employment over the past several years, including his work with a painting and drywall company that has a $3.1 million contract at a new high school being built in his district. Councilman...
  • Olszewski can't plead ignorance

    Olszewski can't plead ignorance
    Baltimore County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. claims his failure to disclose his outside employment was an oversight, but that does not pass the smell test ("County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years," May 19). Disclosure forms are...
  • Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers

    Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers
    The Baltimore County Council could vote next week to reduce fees that developers pay to help the county build parks and buy recreational land. A council resolution would lower — in some cases by nearly 90 percent — so-called open-space waiver...
  • Hate rain tax? Don't vote for it

    Hate rain tax? Don't vote for it
    In regard to the "rain tax," Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond says, "I still don't like this bill, and I think there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered." Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. says "I don't like this bill." Yet...
  • Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools

     Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools
    Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system....
  • As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees

    As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees
    Ridiculed by some as a "rain tax" and a symbol of government overreach in taxes, storm water management fees mandated by the state were approved Monday by Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. The Baltimore County Council approved its fee structure 5-2,...
  • Councilman Olszewski condescends to his constituents

    Councilman Olszewski condescends to his constituents
    The March 18 Baltimore County Council meeting was an excellent example of the current disconnect between politicians and the people they represent. The council chamber was packed with residents of Dundalk speaking out against the proposed sale of the...
  • Balto. Co. Council cars rare perk among local governments

    Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area. At a meeting in Towson, county resident Mary Locke said she was surprised to learn that Councilman...