| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Encouraged by a constituent who is also a chiropractor for the Ravens, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk has proposed legislation to establish a Baltimore County Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
The Baltimore County Council will consider the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
If all goes according to plan, the Patapsco River Valley will soon become the 13th certified heritage area in Maryland.
"We're very excited about this plan," said John Slater, president of Patapsco Heritage Greenway. "If we take care of what we have...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz released a budget proposal Tuesday that he says is part of a long-term plan to eliminate school overcrowding, resulting in a surplus of classroom seats by 2021.
The county could face a shortage of 1,400 seats by...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Councilman Tom Quirk, a Democrat who has represented the 1st District in the southwest portion of Baltimore County for the past three years, filed for re-election Tuesday with the Baltimore County Board of Elections.
"In the past three years,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Stores that buy used cellphones in Baltimore County would be regulated like pawnshops and automated cellphone-purchasing kiosks would be banned altogether under legislation unveiled Thursday by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:40 AM
The room was packed in the basement of the Bloomsbury Community Center in Catonsville as Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz discussed public education, public safety and reinvesting in public infrastructure with a crowd of about 50 over coffee...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:22 AM
After two setbacks in his challenges of Democratic incumbents in the Maryland General Assembly, Albert Nalley has decided to try his hand at unseating incumbent Democratic Councilman Tom Quirk to represent the 1st District of Baltimore County.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:19 AM
The Baltimore County School Board's plan to turn Catonsville's community center located at 106 Bloomsbury Avenue into an elementary school has left residents wondering if they will still have a community center.
Saundra Owens, president of the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's my understanding that the Baltimore County Council, including Catonsville's own Tom Quirk, passed legislation making it a crime — punishable by a fine of up to $50 — to smoke a cigarette at outdoor playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Five candidates running to represent the Catonsville area in the state Senate for District 44 and House of Delegates for District 44B spoke before a small group during a political forum held at the Christian Temple on Edmondson Avenue Wednesday evening....