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Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say

Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say

In the four years that Sam Sessa has lived in his Bellona Avenue home, in Towson, speeding near the road’s intersection with Stevenson Lane has gotten progressively worse, he said. To provide peace of mind, he and others who live along the stretch of Bellona between Stevenson Lane and North Charles...

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  • Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County

    Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County

    One arm of the Baltimore County government will pay another arm of the government $272,000 to rent hundreds of parking spaces for police and fire department employees displaced by a garage construction project in Towson. The County Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a contract to pay rent to...

  • New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct

    New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct

    Capt. Eliot Latchaw is the new commander of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Wilkens Precinct, which serves the southwest area of the county. Latchaw, a 23-year veteran of the department, said his priority is addressing violent crime in what he said is one of the busiest precincts in Baltimore...

  • Timonium, UMBC manufacturing firms net $100K loans from Baltimore County

    Timonium, UMBC manufacturing firms net $100K loans from Baltimore County

    Two small manufacturing businesses are among the latest recipients of loans from a Baltimore County fund designed for entrepreneurs. County officials said Tuesday that Mobtown Fermentation and Grip Boost each received $100,000 from the Boost Fund, which is administered by the county’s Department...

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  • Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School

    Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday ratcheted up debate about school construction in southwest Baltimore County by saying the deteriorating Lansdowne High School will be replaced rather than remodeled. “Lansdowne is going to get a new replacement school, I guarantee you that,” Franchot...

  • CCBC marks 60-year anniversary, looks to future

    CCBC marks 60-year anniversary, looks to future

    When Dennis Seymour graduated high school in the 1960s, he said he was “not on a good track.” “I just didn’t have the grades,” he said. “I didn’t have the money. I didn’t have the motivation to go to college any place else.” So when Seymour's mother offered to send him to what was then Catonsville...

  • Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins Democratic race for governor

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins Democratic race for governor

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is joining the crowded Democratic field in the race for Maryland governor. Kamenetz plans to launch his campaign Monday morning in Towson, where he has worked as county executive for the past seven years. Kamenetz, 59, said his experience running Maryland’s...

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  • Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Until last winter, Vietnam veteran Tom Ziegler, 69, had not sat in a formal art class for decades. As a boy, Ziegler had taken Saturday art classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore. Then, in high school, he clashed with his art teacher, whom, Ziegler said, kicked him out of...

  • With glasses scarce, curious flock to view eclipse at Towson library

    With glasses scarce, curious flock to view eclipse at Towson library

    The wait to get into the Towson Library's storytime to score a pair of the hard-to-find glasses needed to safely watch Monday's solar eclipse reminded Peggy Szczerbicki of waiting in line for the release of the latest edition of the popular Harry Potter book series. More than 150 people snaked...

  • The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    In a room at her family's farm in Glen Arm, 13-year-old Katie Yoder is preparing her rabbits to be the fluffiest, furriest versions of themselves they can be. Katie checks two-year-old Artemis, one of about 30 to 40 rabbits she breeds and raises at Cozy Hill Rabbits and Cavies, in preparation for...

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  • 'Uptick' in hate vandalism reported at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    'Uptick' in hate vandalism reported at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Incidents of hate crimes and acts of intolerance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have doubled in 2017 as police report finding swastikas drawn around the 13,600-student Catonsville campus. “This is new,” said Paul Dillon, deputy chief of police at UMBC. Daily crime logs show 10...

  • The Charmery ice cream shop opening third location in Towson

    The Charmery ice cream shop opening third location in Towson

    The Charmery will triple its presence in the Baltimore area next year by adding a shop in Towson, the ice cream-maker’s third. The Hampden-based ice cream shop, owned by husband-and-wife team David and Laura Alima, will open at 6807 York Road in the spring of 2018. “We’re really excited about moving...

  • Rosedale Federal expands to Towson after merger with Midstate

    Rosedale Federal expands to Towson after merger with Midstate

    Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association has expanded to Towson after acquiring Midstate Community Bank. The community banking firms had announced plans in February to merge in the third quarter, forming a company with assets of nearly $1 billion. Midstate, based in Towson, has rebranded under...

  • A revival of ideas for redeveloping Spring Grove land

    A revival of ideas for redeveloping Spring Grove land

    After years of talk about the 189-acre wooded grounds of the Spring Grove Hospital Center being declared surplus and sold by the state, many plans have been crafted for the land. Jim Himel, a former Baltimore city planner, wants to lease 50 acres for a single, symbolic dollar to create an arboretum...

  • Towson area crime log

    Towson area crime log

    The following is compiled from local police reports. It is our policy to provide identification when there is enough information to make identification possible. Towson Baltimore Avenue, 600 block. Oct. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Blue 2006 Honda stolen from parking lot. Stoneleigh Road, 500 block....

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