Citing discomfort with singling out a particular industry to regulate, members of the Planning Board voted Thursday to deny a request by a group of local gas station owners that would have placed restrictions on where new gas stations in Howard County could be located.
Howard County is home to some of the highest gas prices in the Baltimore region, according to a new study, but a coalition of local gas station owners argued Jan. 2 that an influx of new stations could lead to blight and environmental issues along some of the county¿s major corridors.
The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously approved the $8.3 million sale of the Towson fire station and public works site at the corner of Bosley Avenue and York Road, despite vocal opposition from a state legislator and residents of the nearby West Towson community.
Residents of the small Morningside Drive community intend to protest and speak out against the project at the Nov. 26 Baltimore County Council work session on Nov. 26. The West Towson community overlooks the site and are concerned with noise, light, traffic and crime.
As part of a plan to sell off public property for private development, Baltimore County officials have selected proposals to build a Royal Farms gas station in Towson, a shopping center in Dundalk, and expanded parking for a nursing home in Randallstown, they announced Thursday.
A panel of Baltimore County officials selected a proposal featuring a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station as the winning bid for the Towson fire station and public works property at the corner of York Road and Bosley Avenue.
The father a 19-year-old fatally shot on Saturday by a Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy said Monday that based what police and others have described about his son's actions in the hour or so before the shooting, "there's no doubt" he had taken some substance that altered his personality.
Northeast Baltimore residents are appealing a city zoning decision allowing a Royal Farms store and gas station to be built in Hamilton, saying the store would create traffic hazards and disrupt the residential neighborhood.
Karla Porter's attorneys describe a woman was desperate to leave an abusive relationship, but state prosecutors said she callously tried to mislead authorities after hiring another man to kill her husband, Ray Porter in 2010.
Officials say they are better prepared for the next outage emergency, having made efforts since the derecho to shorten the duration of outages and better locate vulnerable residents who might be suffering in the dark.
An estimated 240 social workers, counselors, educators and even parents attended this year's Harford County Symposium on Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment in order to learn more about how to recognize and combat substance abuse by young people, as well as the latest research on violence, addiction and how child sexual predators use electronic means to find their victims.
The Aberdeen City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to approve a final plat for a Chick-fil-A at the corner of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road, where a gas station currently sits. The council also enacted the city's budget for the 2014 fiscal year.