Towson community leaders on Monday lauded the county police department¿s quick response in arresting a man they say opened fire during a fight outside Charles Village Pub in downtown Towson early Sunday morning.
Despite reported assurances to State Sen. Jim Brochin that Towson Manor Park was off the table as a potential firehouse location, Thursday afternoon's protest on York Road is still going ahead as scheduled, and several county officials have said reports of Towson Manor Park being officially taken out of consideration as a possible location for a new firehouse were not true.
State Sen. Jim Brochin said Monday that his office was drafting a bill for the state legislature that could prevent County Executive Kevin Kamenetz' plan to use Towson Manor Park for a new fire station from moving forward.
Despite the lobbying efforts of Towson residents over the last week, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Tuesday announced plans to sell the Towson fire station site¿and identified Towson Manor Park as 'a potential location' for the new station.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz reportedly told residents from Towson Manor Village and the Greater Towson Council of Community Association on Friday that a proposal to build a new fire station on the site of Towson Manor Park was "not a done deal."
Towson Manor Village residents showed up in force Thursday evening at a meeting with Towson's elected officials to express opposition for the proposed Baltimore County plan that would put a new fire station at the location of Towson Manor Park
Nine-year-old Emma Clapp, of Lutherville, was happy to be at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 at Olympian Park in Towson to see the tree and watch her sister perform with the Anna Apicella Dance Studio.
Details began to emerge early Tuesday about an arrangement, presented last week to Towson's state legislative delegation as a "done deal," that will put a new firehouse on the property of Towson Manor Park and air condition Dumbarton Middle School.
Perry Hall High School principal and Towson resident George Roberts was named the 5th District Citizen of the Year by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, whose district stretches from Perry Hall to Towson.
County and community leaders lobbied Verizon officials last week to wire the southernmost portion of Towson with the fiber optic lines that will bring the communication company's high-speed Internet and high-definition television services to the neighborhoods.
The Campus Hills Community Association on Friday dropped its opposition to AMF Towson Lanes' application for a liquor license, clearing the way for a license with several stipulations to be approved Monday morning.
Baltimore County Public Works and Councilman David Marks' office have taken steps to divert out-of-state tractor-trailers from the Towson neighborhood of Idlewylde, where navigation systems are inadvertently taking trucks bound for Dundalk.
Representatives for the Campus Hills Community Associations and AMF Towson Lanes knocked down a handful of pins Thursday in negotiations to attach terms to the bowling alley's liquor license, but one major issue stands in the way of a compromise being reached.
As Stoneleigh residents emerged from their homes Tuesday morning to assess the overnight damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, many were relieved to see that unlike previous storms, the cleanup would be of the rake and shovel variety more than anything else.
Baltimore County Police and Fire spokeswoman Elisa Armacost said Friday morning that the county is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to arrive in the area early next week, but a few lucky Towson residents stepped up their preparation compared to previous storms well before Sandy¿s landfall.
The owners of the Recher Theatre will stand before the Baltimore County Liquor Board on Monday for its role in last month's late night disturbance in Towson, and local leaders hope that the incident's high visibility doesn't increase the penalty on otherwise upstanding Towson business owners.
The Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners on Monday suspended the hearing for a transferred liquor license to AMF Towson Lanes in the Campus Hills neighborhood, allowing the two sides to negotiate stipulations for the license that will better suit the community.
With less than a week remaining before the hearing that would give AMF Towson Lanes — a facility where neighbors say rowdy crowds already pose frequent problems — the Campus Hills community is still collecting signatures and preparing its opposition for the license.
After a protracted appeals process delayed construction on The Towson Family Center Y, District Executive Director Bev Landis detailed this week in a letter to member families the timetable and construction expectations for the new $11 million building in West Towson.
Community and political leaders were quick to call last weekend's violence outside the Recher Theatre an isolated event. But as new development draws more people into the Baltimore County's largest downtown area, many also want see more police and other resources directed toward the county seat.