| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
State legislators from the Towson area will again push for adoption of a partially elected Baltimore County School Board when the 434th session of the Maryland General Assembly convenes Wednesday.
During the past several sessions, Baltimore County...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Friday that the county's homicide rate and four-year average was the lowest in decades, with the total of 19 homicides for 2013 the county's lowest since 1976....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On the matter of reopening Loch Raven Elementary School and moving the Halstead Academy population to Loch Raven, Baltimore County Superintendent of Schools Dallas Dance has been less than candid about the role that the Loch Raven Village and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Fines for animal cruelty in Baltimore County will increase under a bill approved by the County Council on Monday.
The penalties for first offenses will rise from $100 to $250 per day for each occurrence of animal cruelty. Initially, the legislation...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:31 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Starting Jan. 13, all Baltimore County residents will be able to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered at the county animal shelter, even if they adopted the pet elsewhere, officials announced this week.
The county also plans to reduce the adoption...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I just want to comment on the decision made by Baltimore County Council ("Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project," Nov. 18). This council acted in the best interest of the residents of this community for a change. Baltimore County...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
In reading recent articles about the vote by Baltimore County Council to reject state funding for a planned affordable housing development in Rosedale, I felt troubled that certain unfounded attitudes toward voucher holders prevailed and am hopeful that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:49 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin questioned Tuesday how taxpayers would benefit from Baltimore County's plan to sell the Towson firehouse to developers, as residents called on the County Council to delay or stop the sale of that site and the North Point...