In the six decades since it was built, the North Point Government Center has become a gathering spot for Dundalk residents. Kids play baseball on the fields during spring, residents gather for fireworks in July, and theater buffs act in plays throughout the year. But residents fear they soon will lose the center, as part of a Baltimore County [plan to redevelop county property. Last month, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration put the center and its grounds up for bid.
In a bid to boost recycling and reduce litter, a trio of lawmakers announced plans Monday to push for legislation that would levy a refundable nickel deposit on every beverage container sold in Maryland.
While the fight over redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property overshadowed other issues in Baltimore County's comprehensive zoning review, County Council members made nearly 300 land-use decisions last week.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz plans to veto a bill that would free the Metro Centre at Owings Mills of various regulations, after County Council members amended the bill to protect plans for a nearby development.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed Thursday a general fund operating budget of about $1.6 billion that includes no tax increases but reduces the number of county employees through attrition.
Maryland is poised to join a host of states that are requiring students to stay in school until their 18th birthday, a shift that President Barack Obama urged during his State of the Union address in January.
Baltimore County Council members on Monday tabled legislation proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that could have reduced some workers' pensions, after pressure from unions that said the bill undermined labor rights.