| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:23 PM
There was pizza, salad, mozzarella sticks and, to the delight of state Sen. Joe Getty, a full house at his Jan. 4 "town meeting," held at J&P Pizza, in Hampstead.
"At the last town meeting in Manchester, we had 25 people," Getty said to the residents who...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 10:23 AM
In a democracy, the voice of the people is supposed to be heard. And now, as the Democratic legislative mapmakers in Annapolis plan to slice and dice that voice, it is important that Baltimore County residents speak out.
As happens every 10 years after...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inauguration speech last year laid out an ambitious goal of growing the city's population by 10,000 families over the next decade. Where are those approximately 22,000 new residents to come from? Clearly, the mayor hopes...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Jessica Port and Virginia Anne Cowan had settled on San Francisco as the place to turn their two-year engagement into a marriage, taking advantage of an opportunity in 2008 for same-sex couples to wed there.
They flew from their home in the District of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Hurricane season may still be months away, but the threat of flooding is already on the rise in Maryland, as documented by the latest reports on climate change released this week. Rising sea levels have raised the risk of coastal flooding, particularly...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Growing Baltimore's population will take much more than lowering property taxes, said organizers and participants at the Greater Homewood Community Corp.'s fifth annual Neighborhood Institute.
"We need to turn renters into homeowners. And buy art!"...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Voter turnout, like the rain, was a pretty steady trickle on Saturday, as people made their way to the Towson University Administration Building for the first day of early voting in Maryland's 2012 primary election.
"There's no throng, but it's been...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper.
"Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I noticed a moving truck outside the old St. Alphonsus parochial school in the west side of downtown Baltimore on Saratoga Street. Someone was moving into an apartment in this Victorian building, once home to a school that made a a valiant attempt to...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Voters in Harford County will have more decisions to make come November other than whom to elect for President and to represent the First and Second congressional districts.
A recent event at Harford Community College sponsored by the League of Women...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Members of the city's Census and Ward Boundary Review Committee will hold a public meeting to gather input on proposed adjustments to the boundaries of Laurel's two voting districts on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Laurel...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Construction of new residential units in the southern part of the city of Laurel over the past decade has led to increased population in election Ward 2 and the need to shift some of that population to Ward 1.
Every decade, following the release of U.S....