Rachael Pacella

Writer

Rachael Pacella is the breaking night news/environmental reporter for the Capital Gazette. She previously worked for the Baltimore Sun Media group as a reporter covering Towson, Catonsville and Arbutus in Baltimore County. She moved to Baltimore from Berlin, Maryland, "America’s Coolest Small Town.” She previously covered environmental issues on the Delmarva peninsula and is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Recent Articles

  • 'My calling in life' discovered in dance

    'My calling in life' discovered in dance

    An Ellicott City woman who honed her love of dance — and teaching — as a student at Mount Hebron High School has been named Maryland's K-12 Dance Educator of the Year. Kassandra Serafini, 27, who was named as the award-winner by the Maryland Dance Education Association, said that guidance and inspiration...

  • Towson University seeks to improve downtown through stronger bonds with neighbors

    Towson University seeks to improve downtown through stronger bonds with neighbors

    Last January, former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman paid a visit to Tim Bojanowski's small social media marketing company, Zest Social Media Solutions, in downtown Towson. Bojanowski is also the vice president of the Towson Chamber of Commerce. Ulman was visiting Bojanowski on a paid mission...

  • Towson-area students headed to international robotics competition

    Towson-area students headed to international robotics competition

    For the sixth time in eight years, a team from Ridgely Middle School, in Lutherville, has advanced to an international robotics competition, the VEX Robotics World Championship. The Ridgely students will be joined at the competition later this month by those from Towson and Dulaney high schools....

  • Towson High student to perform solo with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

    Towson High student to perform solo with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

    On April 20, Vincent Igusa, a 15-year-old sophomore at Towson High School, will have a rare opportunity to perform beside members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore — and in a starring role. Igusa, who plays the bassoon, will perform with the...

  • Councilman seeks to prohibit the felling of mature trees on county property in Towson

    Councilman seeks to prohibit the felling of mature trees on county property in Towson

    County Councilman David Marks said Friday that he will introduce legislation April 17 to put a hold on the removal of mature trees from county-owned property in Towson and to direct county officials to establish guidelines for the cutting of mature or rare trees throughout the county. Marks said...

  • Contributions sought to restore Towson's World War I monument

    Contributions sought to restore Towson's World War I monument

    Officials gathered in the rain at the base of the Wayside Cross in Towson Thursday morning to announce an effort to raise funds to renovate and maintain the 97-year-old monument to Baltimore Countians who died serving the United States in World War I. April 6 is the 100th anniversary of America's...

  • Protesters angry over removal of trees on county lot in Towson

    Protesters angry over removal of trees on county lot in Towson

    Carrying "Tree-gate" and "We speak for the trees" signs, about 50 protesters gathered at the site of a planned Royal Farms gas station and convenience store in Towson Wednesday to condemn the cutting of trees on the county-owned property. "This is unbelievable, unconscionable, unethical and probably...

  • County begins demolition on planned Royal Farms site in Towson

    County begins demolition on planned Royal Farms site in Towson

    Baltimore County began demolishing a vacant office building Friday at the site of a proposed Royal Farms gas station in Towson that has been a flashpoint for controversy in recent years. Officials are cleaning up and demolishing an office building on the site, at the intersection of York Road and...

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