| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:25 AM
In his first term representing the First District, Councilman Tom Quirk has seen how government works below the surface.
In his first term as chairman of the County Council, Quirk's perspective went even deeper.
The role included more than setting the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance rolled out Tuesday a $1.4 billion proposed budget for next year that would shave principals' budgets, increase seats for pre-kindergartners and add money for employee raises.
The budget, which must...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III, last week joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in a joint announcement that they would work together to develop legislation calling for...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Baltimore County officials say they are setting aside $3 million generated from the state-mandated stormwater management fee to help nonprofit organizations pay for projects that will reduce the fees they have to pay.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz...
| 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 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed Friday for the second day in a row because of the largest winter storm to hit the Mid-Atlantic region this year.
By using another snow day Friday, Baltimore County has reached its limit for the school...
| 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
| 5:56 PM
A West Virginia-based gas company is suing dozens of landowners in Baltimore and Harford counties to gain use of portions of their properties for a $180 million pipeline project.
In three federal lawsuits filed since January, Columbia Gas Transmission...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Towson University student Mykeal Spivey was walking toward his off-campus apartment when three men came up from behind, demanded his cellphone and attacked him when he refused. Spivey noticed the blood as he collapsed against a light pole; he hadn't...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore County's Complete Street Policy, adopted by the county council in December, was listed as one of the best by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America.
"We're pleased to receive national recognition for...