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Areas near UMBC added to Baltimore County bill targeting 'party houses'

Areas near UMBC added to Baltimore County bill targeting 'party houses'

A bill addressing loud "party houses" in Baltimore County has passed with an amendment adding areas around University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The bill created a pilot program allowing civil citations against tenants for hosting "unruly social gatherings," as well as their landlords. It goes into effect Feb. 1.

The two-year pilot program was slated to include just areas around Towson University, but County Councilman Tom Quirk made an amendment including the area around UMBC at the Jan. 19 meeting where the bill passed.

The UMBC neighborhoods are essentially bound by South Rolling Road, Sulphur Spring Road, Wilkens Avenue, Maiden Choice Lane...

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