Downtown Towson is changing and just how profound the change will be was the subject of a panel discussion Tuesday during the "It's Towson's Time" event sponsored by the Urban Land Institute Baltimore and hosted by Goucher College.
Things have not gone according to plan for city and state officials and CSX Corp. executives in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Morrell Park. State officials have pointed some blame at city officials for the neighborhood's proposed CSX truck-to-train cargo transfer facility having veered off track.
In addition to his "inattention" to what was in front of him on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge — including Morgan Jade Lake traveling at 4 mph in her Chrysler Sebring — it was Gabor Lovasz's "unfamiliarity with the area and lack of knowledge that traffic routinely slows on the eastbound span of the bridge" that ultimately caused the crash July 19, according to a final report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Residents were urged not to get alarmed if they noticed four foot squares painted in white on highways or in fields. The Harford County Metropolitan Commission hired Maps Inc. of Dundalk to take aerial photographs of the county from 3,000 feet.
Traffic, environmental degradation, property damage, diminished home values were among the litany of issues raised by about 40 people who attended a community input meeting on a proposal to build up to 46 townhouses on a narrow property off Red Pump Road north of Bel Air.
Aberdeen city officials are supporting a handful of bills moving through the General Assembly, in line with the Maryland Municipal League, where Mayor Mike Bennett, a former MML president, chairs the organization's legislative committee.
The celebrity and John "Jack" Dwyer, chairman of the family of Capital Funding companies, purchased the property for $4.5 million in a 50-50 venture in January after being connected by Dimitris Spiliadis, whose family opened the 12-room hotel in 2011 and lost it to foreclosure last summer.
As of 9:30 a.m., an accident on I-895 north near Childs Street in the city was cleared, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. The same was true for an early, major incident of the Monday morning commute — a six-vehicle accident on I-795 south in the McDonogh Road area.
Last March, Baltimore issued a speed camera ticket to a bus company after one of its yellow buses was clocked going 42 mph on Harford Road. But the city voided that $40 citation after concluding the vehicle¿s actual speed was just 26 mph ¿ below the 30 mph limit.
Baltimore officials are laying the groundwork for a major overhaul of the city-owned Lexington Market that could cost as much as $25 million. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and market managers believe a redesigned building and better vendor mix — less fast food, more fresh, gourmet and ethnic fare — could lure back the middle-income shoppers who abandoned it long ago. But officials acknowledge that managing what happens outside, including open-air drug sales, is vital to achieving
Residents say the Hanover Street Bridge — which links Cherry Hill with Riverside south of Federal Hill — has languished in disrepair, a complaint they have directed at several pieces of infrastructure in their neighborhood. The potholes exposing rebar and a crumpling bridge deck are symptomatic of a larger neglect along the S. Hanover Street corridor, they say.
not a discouraging word was heard from any of the 20 persons who turned out at an Maryland School for the Blind meeting room as Michael Bina, school president, explained what the cranes and bulldozers are doing on the north side of the Taylor Avenue campus,
All northbound traffic lanes and the northbound left shoulder on Interstate 95 in Baltimore City have been closed at the Dundalk Avenue exit due to a single vehicle crash at 11:16 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
Snow was tapering off by late morning in Baltimore and points north and west, expected to end with 3-6 inches of accumulation around the region. A blast of cold air was meanwhile moving in behind the storm.
The NWS predicts rain and sleet Sunday afternoon and evening, with ice forming and snow beginning around 3 a.m. Monday morning as the temperature drops from the mid-40's into the low 20's. One to two inches of accumulation is predicted overnight, while it is expected to continue snowing through Monday until 4 p.m., with an additional accumulation of four to eight inches.
A proposed large paved bus lot and additional parking behind Dumbarton Middle School as part of its $27.5-million renovation and addition project has come under scrutiny from architects and planners in the community who say they aren't necessary for the walker-heavy school.
Downtown Ellicott City will soon see more pedestrian, parking and stormwater improvements as the county kicks off a series of new public works projects next month, County Executive Ken Ulman announced today.
Public works staffers in Harford County and its three municipalities have been kept hopping in recent weeks as they patch pesky potholes that keep cropping up on local roads due to the continued winter weather.
All lanes have been reopened in MD 170 at Andover Road in Linthicum on Wednesday morning after the clearing of an accident with injury that had shut down the roadway in both directions, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Developers of a continuing care retirement community and surrounding single-family homes east of Bel Air changed their plans once, based on community opposition, but they do not plan to alter them again despite opponents voicing many of the same concerns at a community input meeting Monday.
The city's first casino is on track to open in August or September, despite the recently harsh weather conditions. Beyond the brick-and-mortar, officials are also busy planning for traffic and security, arranging hotel and restaurant deals and crafting marketing plans.
The House unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would allow the State Highway Administration or the Maryland Transportation Authority to raise the maximum speed on expressways and interstate highways to 70 mph.
Northern Harford County community leaders are hopeful about the prospect of serious study being given to creating a special school weather zone, one which could have different dismissals and school closing procedures for northern Harford from the rest of the county.
Almost a year to the day of the last fatal accident there, a Harford County Council member said state highway officials should consider installing a roundabout at the intersection of Route 23 and Grafton Shop Road in Forest Hill.
The promise of warm weather and the threat of more rain through the rest of this week have pushed the State Highway Administration to craft a two-pronged plan for its continuing winter clean-up operations.
Meteorologists were expecting the heaviest snowfall of an already frigid and snowy season Thursday, with the region forecast to awake to a blanket of at least a few inches of snow and to endure an icy mix of precipitation through the afternoon.
More than 40 percent of immigrants deported from Maryland under a federal program called Secure Communities have no prior criminal record — a share that puts the state among the top five in the nation for such deportations, an analysis by The Baltimore Sun shows. By contrast, just 12 percent of immigrants deported from Texas under the program have no record.
A disabled vehicle on the Baltimore Washington Parkway South in Laurel prior to MD 198 has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 8:59 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Snow and freezing rain fell across Harford County late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, causing more hazardous driving conditions, closing schools and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity.
Icy rain coated the Baltimore region with a thin glaze Wednesday morning, toppling trees, slickening roads and knocking out power for about 151,000 customers statewide, though outages began falling by midday.
By By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun