After meeting with school system officials and architects for the $27.5 million project last week, a committee for the Rodgers Forge Community Association may have convinced the school system to scale down the project, which originally called for a large paved bus lot, additional parking behind the school, a new bus loop at the front of the school and regrading along Dumbarton Road with a large retaining wall.
The Baltimore County Council on March 2 passed a resolution proposed by Fifth District Councilman David Marks, mandating that the county's Design Review Panel review the look of residential as well as commercial projects in the downtown Towson core.
Mike Ertel of West Towson, longtime community activist, one-time candidate for County Council, has taken over as president of Greater Towson Council of Community Associations. It is his second term as president, the first time was in 2006. But this time, he says he's better prepared.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks wants the county's Design Review Panel to look at residential development, not just commercial projects. He says residential development will be critical to growth in Towson's downtown core.
The Bykota Senior Center, long the subject of speculation as a possible site for a new Towson-area elementary school, now is off the table, and the Baltimore County public school system is instead looking to expand Pleasant Plains and Oakleigh elementaries, a top official said Monday.
For 60 years — since Dwight Eisenhower's first term as president — a new reservoir for the Baltimore area has been on the books. Now, the huge project is finally getting underway in the Fullerton section of Harford County.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks awards Fifth District Citizen of the Year honors to five people Dec. 18, including a West Towson woman who has planted dozens of trees, a Ridgely Manor woman who helped get a neighborhood park, and a Burkleigh Square man who patrols solo on foot against crime several nights a week.
Kevin Kamenetz was sworn into office Monday for a second term as Baltimore County executive, pledging to go beyond running government with "an adroit hand with a ledger" to also press inclusion for the county's diverse population, opportunity in education and jobs and celebration of community traditions.
After 150 years, the aim of University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center is still compassionate care. Just ask Sister Evelyn Grudza, one of five Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, who have worked at the hospital for decades and who believe, their job is to continue the mission of the three Franciscan sisters who opened St. Joseph's German Catholic Hospital in three donated rowhouses in East Baltimore in 1864.
Fortunately, winner-loser paradigm doesn't characterize the Baltimore County Council, which added a Republican seat last week. The County Council is about fixing potholes, making zoning decisions and making sure the budget gets passed.
As early election results came in Tuesday night, Republicans were on track to pick up a seat on the Baltimore County Council, while Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was poised to win re-election by a wide margin.
A decision on whether Cromwell Valley Elementary stays a regional magnet, becomes a neighborhood magnet with definitive boundaries or loses its magnet status altogether won't be known until December, when BCPS's magnet task force makes its recommendations, but until then, parents have taken a proactive stand although they are not unified in their goals for the future of the school.
Towson University, like other colleges in Maryland and around the country, has had longstanding issues with underage and binge drinking, and the tensions caused when college students throw large house parties in residential neighborhoods.
The future of an 11.01-acre wooded parcel of land at the end of Maple Avenue in Catonsville, which serves as the site of a historic mill that dates back to 1850, will move a step closer to being determined next week at a community meeting that will be held in the lower level meeting room at the Catonsville public library, 1100 Frederick Road, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Traffic and parking continue to top the list of concerns of Towson residents who attended a community input meeting with the developer of 101 York, a student housing and retail project proposed for York Road near Burke Avenue. About 100 people crowded into a basement meeting room at the Towson Library Tuesday, Sept. 9, to air their concerns about the project.
As Democrat Joe DiCara and Republican Todd Crandell face off in the general election, the race is drawing attention from state GOP leaders. They see the void left by Olszewski as an opportunity to make inroads in a Democratic stronghold.