| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:15 PM
After announcing plans early this year to partner with a nonprofit to improve the Baltimore County animal shelter, county officials say they have not found a group willing to do so.
No one responded to a request for proposals issued by the county in...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Local officials gathered Monday in Owings Mills to celebrate the opening of a new campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
The college opened in the County Campus building at the Metro Centre, a transit-oriented development. The building...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:56 PM
After months of controversy surrounding the site selection of Baltimore County's new elementary school in Mays Chapel, the school system on Thursday began the process of assembling the school's leadership team.
Stephen Coco, who was selected last...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:18 AM
I take exception to Councilman David Marks' article published in your paper May 15. He stated that the building boom in Towson would "transform this suburban county seat into one of the most dynamic cosmopolitan communities in Maryland." I feel it will...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The Eastwood school's librarian, Cheryl Madden, had just finished saying her farewells to the fifth-grade class seated attentively in their dress-up clothes in the front-row seats. She ended with a line from a quote, saying that "one can go backward...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:07 AM
As he approaches the end of his first year in office, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance has begun to untangle the messy knot of school overcrowding left for him by his predecessors.
Even as Dance and his team are making a point...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:10 AM
As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars.
Investigators with the National Transportation...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore County Public Schools resemble Baltimore City Public Schools in that both have aging infrastructures and many of the schools are not air conditioned, but there are major differences in enrollment trends and available local funding. While...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville.
The three board members on Thursday affirmed an earlier decision by a county administrative law judge who had...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson said Monday, May 20 at a Greater Towson Committee town hall meeting that despite Towson's rising crime rate, Towson and Baltimore County are safer than ever.
"We're working closely with the Chamber (of Commerce)...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I grew up in Dundalk and began my career in recreation, parks, and conservation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. My career took me to Harford County and Los Angeles. I came home to Baltimore County in 1995 as the director of...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Baltimore City's schools are Maryland's oldest, and Baltimore County's are the second-oldest. The problems posed by the aging facilities in the two jurisdictions are different — the city has an overabundance of underused buildings, while the...