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  • Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer

    Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer
    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration is asking the County Council to lease a desirable piece of downtown Towson real estate to a high-profile developer without a bid process, drawing questions from some council members and from a businessman...
  • Short Line Trail dedication in Catonsville honors years of work

    Short Line Trail dedication in Catonsville honors years of work
    Catonsville will celebrate another milestone on the road to becoming a more walkable and bikeable community Saturday morning. Community leaders, elected officials and residents will gather with members of Catonsville Rails to Trails at Western School of...
  • As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations

    As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations
    Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places. Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
  • Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]

    Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]
    The hookah lounge, a staple of Middle Eastern culture, has now gained a foothold in American culture, drawing the attention of legislators and health advocates across the country worried about the impact of these purveyors of a new type of tobacco...
  • UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities

    UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities
    Many college students are without a car or alternate form of transportation to check out what is available off campus. Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are no different. Beginning Friday, however, UMBC students began having...
  • Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

    Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans
    The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
  • Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing

    Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing
    The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school. The move comes a month...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers

    Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers
    The Baltimore County Council approved selling three county-owned properties to developers on Monday, despite protests from residents who oppose the deals. In a 7-0 vote, the council signed off on sale contracts for the Towson firehouse, the North Point...
  • Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

    Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund
    Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan. The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...
  • Baltimore County planning board to consider easing rules on keeping chickens as pets

    Baltimore County planning board to consider easing rules on keeping chickens as pets
    The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets. Members unanimously approved a resolution requesting a planning board review of zoning regulations...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools

    Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools
    The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested the funding for Featherbed Lane, Hawthorne,...
  • Excitement builds for new Frederick Road bridge

    Excitement builds for new Frederick Road bridge
    Construction on the new Frederick Road bridge across the Baltimore Beltway has advanced to its final stages and the project could be completed by Christmas. Or, it could take up to six months, according to State Highway Administration spokesman David...