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  • Nursing home in the Catonsville area shows off a $1 million face-lift

    Nursing home in the Catonsville area shows off a $1 million face-lift

    Westgate Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has a new look after a $1.5 million renovation by parent company Marquis Health Services. The 120-bed center, on the Baltimore City border with Catonsville, features an Activities of Daily Living suite — complete with a bedroom and functioning...

  • Baltimore County police offer holiday crime prevention tips

    Baltimore County police offer holiday crime prevention tips

    The Baltimore County Police Department is asking residents to stay alert during the bustle of the holiday season. In a list of crime prevention tips, Police Chief Jim Johnson urged people to scan the immediate area around them and not to assume a place is safe and secure just because other people...

  • Body identified, police continue investigation in Catonsville death

    Body identified, police continue investigation in Catonsville death

    Baltimore County Police have identified the man whose body was discovered in a Catonsville house the day before Thanksgiving. Derick F. Cromartie Jr., 35, of the 300 block of S. Mount St. in Baltimore, was found dead by officers who responded to a call for the report of a stabbing at 9:24 a.m....

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  • Suspect wanted in armed robberies turns himself in to police

    Suspect wanted in armed robberies turns himself in to police

    A man described by police as "armed and dangerous," who was wanted in connection with two robberies in Baltimore and prompted an hours-long search in Arbutus Friday, has turned himself into authorities. Baltimore County Police said Saturday morning that Justin Andrew Montgomery, 29 peacefully surrendered...

  • Campus officer offers food, wisdom to students

    Campus officer offers food, wisdom to students

    When Wayne Butler started working as a police officer at Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus, he was intrigued by the idea of helping students. He took the job after a 20-year career as a policeman at the Maryland Transit Administration. "I find students, especially where...

  • Parking at meters is free in Baltimore County during Thanksgiving weekend

    Parking at meters is free in Baltimore County during Thanksgiving weekend

    Baltimore County will offer two hours of free parking at meters throughout the region Nov. 24-27 to make shopping easier for visitors and residents. During the weekend, red "Seasons Greetings" bags will cover 1,735 meters in Towson, Catonsville, Overlea, Pikesville, Arbutus, Parkville and Dundalk,...

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  • Two programs bring joys and toys to kids [Cockeysville column]

    Two programs bring joys and toys to kids [Cockeysville column]

    Santa's helpers got an early start this holiday season at Cockeysville Middle School when the National Junior Honor Society held an Operation Christmas Child packing party. The enthusiastic middle schoolers put together 318 shoe boxes of treats, toys and crafts that will be delivered to children...

  • Nacho Mama's Towson restaurant prepares to open its doors to the public

    Nacho Mama's Towson restaurant prepares to open its doors to the public

    Nacho Mama's second location is readying to open its doors to Towson diners in the next few days. The Tex-Mex restaurant, owned by Jackie McCusker and Phil Gelso, is currently undergoing a soft opening, serving dinners to friends and family; management will decide Thursday night whether to open...

  • Towson Tavern provides a sophisticated dining alternative

    Towson Tavern provides a sophisticated dining alternative

    After almost five years, Towson Tavern is getting even better. It has a talented new chef and is in the midst of an expansion that will add 85 seats to the sophisticated bistro, which offers an alternative to the college town's proliferation of sushi and burger joints. While the restaurant has...

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  • County Boost Fund awards $1.65 million in small business loans

    County Boost Fund awards $1.65 million in small business loans

    An East Towson lacrosse equipment and products company is one of the latest Baltimore County small businesses to win funding from the county's Boost Fund, a two-year-old loan program. "We know that small businesses have to be nimble, creative and dedicated to staying competitive," County Executive...

  • Hogan names two new judges for Baltimore County

    Hogan names two new judges for Baltimore County

    Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed two attorneys to join the bench in Baltimore County Circuit Court. C. Carey Deeley Jr. and Dennis M. Robinson Jr. have "a wealth of legal knowledge and experience" that prepares them well to be judges, Hogan said in a statement Wednesday. Deeley is a partner at the...

  • Wegmans is hiring at Maryland stores

    Wegmans is hiring at Maryland stores

    Wegmans Food Markets is hiring part-time and full-time workers at Baltimore-area stores in Abingdon, Columbia, Gambrills, Hunt Valley and Owings Mills. The grocer expects to fill a couple hundred positions at seven stores in Maryland and seven in Virginia, including entry-level managers and staff...

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  • Baltimore County to use auxiliary police to aid code enforcement

    Baltimore County to use auxiliary police to aid code enforcement

    Volunteer auxiliary police officers in Baltimore County will help inspectors with code enforcement duties under legislation approved Monday night by the County Council. Council members voted unanimously to create a one-year pilot program that will allow auxiliary officers to assist with tasks such...

  • Kamenetz vetoes moratorium on rural solar farms

    Kamenetz vetoes moratorium on rural solar farms

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has vetoed a bill that would have put a four-month moratorium on large solar panel arrays in rural areas. Kamenetz wrote to Baltimore County Council members Thursday to say that he didn't object to the goal of the bill — which is to buy time to develop...

  • EEOC files appeal in Baltimore County pension case

    EEOC files appeal in Baltimore County pension case

    The federal Equal Opportunity Commission is appealing a court ruling that absolved Baltimore County of having to return money to thousands of employees who overpaid into the pension system. The commission filed notice of its appeal last week. It did not describe the reasons for the appeal, and a...

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  • Hot cocoa for schoolmates; 30 pies for neighbors [Rodgers Forge column]

    Hot cocoa for schoolmates; 30 pies for neighbors [Rodgers Forge column]

    Tessa DiManno, a first-grade student at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, and her mom, Brooke, are shining examples of why Rodgers Forge is such a great place for families. On Nov. 22, during the cold and breezy weather snap, following the ends of classes, they set up a pop-up hot cocoa shop. Their...

  • McCormick CEO to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

    McCormick CEO to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

    Alan D. Wilson, McCormick & Co.'s executive chairman of the board, will step down on Jan. 31, the Sparks-based spice and flavorings company announced Wednesday. He'll be succeeded as chairman by McCormick President and CEO Lawrence E. Kurzius, who assumed the CEO post from Wilson earlier this year....

  • Towson High fields to add home-run fences

    Towson High fields to add home-run fences

    When Towson High School's baseball and softball teams take to their fields next spring, both will have outfield fences for the first time. The Towson High School Sports Boosters Club raised the $1,800 needed to purchase a fence for the school's baseball team this month. The club raised about $1,500...

  • Crews battle house fire in Baltimore County

    Crews battle house fire in Baltimore County

    A house burned Monday in a two-alarm fire in the Long Green area of Baltimore County, officials said. Fire crews were called at 10:14 a.m. to the 11300 block of Manor Road, where the fire happened. No one was injured. The cause of the fire was not released. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6

  • Blazing an anthropological trail with Towson professors

    Blazing an anthropological trail with Towson professors

    Think of a wilderness trail that runs through a national park. What images come to mind? Joggers on a run? Bicyclists on 21-speeds? A few hardy souls lugging gear to distant campsites? Such figures are indeed hallmarks of one of the more popular national park sites in the region. But anthropologists...

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