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Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive

As Jim Brochin considered where to announce his campaign for Baltimore County executive, he settled on a place with symbolism: Towson Manor Park. The community park in east Towson was almost replaced by a fire station, which was necessary because the county government was selling off the old one...

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  • HopeWorks rolls out advanced human trafficking survivor services

    HopeWorks rolls out advanced human trafficking survivor services

    HopeWorks of Howard County has hired Charlee Borg as the county’s domestic violence center’s first full-time anti-human trafficking coordinator, part of a growing set of actions across the county aimed at tackling the problem. Borg, 28, came to the county from Denver, where she worked in trauma...

  • The right fit for a new high school [Editorial]

    The right fit for a new high school [Editorial]

    A refreshing sense of urgency is engulfing discussions between the school board and county government leaders over where to build a new high school and how to pay for it. As the county formulates plans to some shift school district boundaries to ease crowding, the school system is expediting its...

  • Au pairs in Howard County get taste of American life

    Au pairs in Howard County get taste of American life

    Watching Dayana Silva run around with toddlers Jed and Mary Blythe Huntzinger in their backyard, it’s as if she’s known them for years. That comfort, said their mother, Caitrin Huntzinger, is a result of the close bond Silva has formed with the family by living with them for the past several months...

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  • Severna Park parents protest loss of bus service

    Severna Park parents protest loss of bus service

    A letter sent home with certain Severna Park Middle School students Monday carried a message that has parents concerned for their children’s safety — starting Oct. 30, roughly 30 students attending the school will no longer get picked up or dropped off by a school bus. New transportation routing...

  • Prosecutors say Severn man linked to MS-13 killings in Prince George's

    Prosecutors say Severn man linked to MS-13 killings in Prince George's

    Federal prosecutors say a Severn man is tied to two murders in Prince George’s County linked to MS-13, along with a number of other gang-related beatings. Jose Austin Salmeron-Larios, 24, is alleged to be the leader of the Maryland branch of the El Salvador gang. Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s...

  • Severna Park Republican announces run for District 31B delegate seat

    Severna Park Republican announces run for District 31B delegate seat

    Severna Park Republican Brian Chisholm, 46, is back on the campaign trail again for the soon-to-be open House of Delegates seat in District 31B. Chisholm ran for the seat in 2014 but lost in the primary to Republican Meagan Simonaire, R-Pasadena, who is not running for re-election. Chisholm and...

  • Police: Severn school temporarily placed on 'lock out' due to incident in Meade Village

    Police: Severn school temporarily placed on 'lock out' due to incident in Meade Village

    Van Bokkelen Elementary School in Severn was temporarily placed on “lock out” Thursday morning as police said a man who lived nearby may be trying to harm himself. Police spokesman Marc Limansky said police first received a call of a man potentially trying to harm himself in the area of the 1700...

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  • Laurel City Council candidates talk Main Street revitalization, growth

    Laurel City Council candidates talk Main Street revitalization, growth

    Re-energizing Main Street and addressing development in Laurel were hot topics Wednesday night as the 2017 Laurel City Council candidates shared their visions to bring more business to the shopping strip and regulate residential development. Several newcomers are challenging incumbents for the...

  • P.G. Fire Department investigating electrical explosion at Olive Garden in Laurel

    P.G. Fire Department investigating electrical explosion at Olive Garden in Laurel

    The Prince George’s County Fire Department is investigating what it described as an “electrical explosion” that blew out the back of an Olive Garden Wednesday afternoon in Laurel. About 30 firefighters were called around 1:20 p.m. to the restaurant at 14650 Baltimore Ave., said fire department...

  • Holiday-themed events are filling the calendar [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    Holiday-themed events will be taking place soon in our community. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Prince George’s Police District VI will host Trunk or Treat. Children go from one vehicle’s trunk to another at the police station and collect candy from each one. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For...

  • Over 600 apples should keep the doctor away [West Laurel]

    Over 600 apples should keep the doctor away [West Laurel]

    Last week, Bond Mill Elementary school nurse, Ellen Morgan, spread the news about healthy eating and living by delivering about 600 apples to every classroom. She had help from Principal Justin FitzGerald, disguised as a banana. Bond Mill Elementary is a “healthy school.” The West Laurel Civic Association...

  • Understanding reasons behind peaceful protests [Letter]

    Shirley Hartwell took exception to my inclusion of protests among those things dividing our nation. (“There is a time and place for peaceful protest,” Letters, Oct. 12) I agree with much of what Ms. Hartwell wrote. As we struggle against injustice, protests are sometimes our most effective weapon....

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