Howard Countians celebrating the Fourth of July at Columbia's Lakefront this year can complement classic Independence Day fare such as hot dogs and hamburgers with a low-calorie side of reduced-fat chips or a pack of vegetables ¿ and wash it all down with a Diet Coke.
With Tuesday's launch of the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland - an intercounty bus service linking Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties and the city of Laurel that has replaced Central Maryland Regional Transit as the county's transit provider - Howard bus riders will see some changes and improvements to their routes, officials said.
The two candidates running for Howard County's highest office have been locked in and focused for nine months so far, campaigning but laying comparatively low until the primaries had run their course. Now, it's their turn for the spotlight.
The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization.
The current owner and future owner of Merriweather Post Pavilion announced this week the two sides have signed a joint development agreement for the venue – a move that officials say signifies a major step toward achieving a $19 million renovation plan.
Silicon Valley software giant Oracle Corp. announced a deal Monday to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion, eyeing the Columbia firm for its niche supplying technology to hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world.
Campaign signs lined the streets surrounding the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, one of three new early voting locations set up by the Prince George's County Board of Elections for the 2014 primaries.
Three of the five Howard County Council races will have no contest in the primary. In fact, two incumbents, Jen Terrasa of District 3 and Mary Kay Sigaty of District 4, have no opponent even in the general election.
The Howard County Housing Commission has contracted Volunteers of America Chesapeake to provide clinical case management services to approximately 33 households receiving rental assistance through the commission.
Howard County government is creating a task force charged with developing of a comprehensive behavioral health action plan for the county — one that officials say is needed in the wake of the January shooting deaths at the Mall in Columbia.
Fitchitt, 44, is Vice President of Development for Howard Hughes, the primary land owner and lead developer of the Downtown Columbia Plan, a master planning document approved in 2010 that promises to develop 13 million square feet of mixed uses in Columbia's Town Center village.
Republican Senator Allan H. Kittleman has been regarded as a hero among LGBT folks throughout the state for bucking his party's positions and standing up forcefully to advance the cause of same-sex marriage. He had also been recognized as a stalwart supporter of non-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity. In doing so, he was the sole GOP Senator to speak out and vote for both pieces of legislation.
County and state officials on Monday broke ground on the first step of a $180 million mixed-use project that will bring housing, office and retail space to a plot of land next to the Savage MARC station in Howard County.
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services was honored last week for recent innovations in emergency medical services that were recognized for improving cardiac care response times and minimizing cardiac emergencies.
As cars whizzed by, state and county officials gathered on Old Columbia Road Thursday morning to break ground on a project to widen three miles of northbound Route 29 between Route 32 and Route 175 from two to three lanes.
The full-service station, which will supplement the department's Southern District station in North Laurel and Northern District station – which is also the headquarters – in Ellicott City, will likely be located somewhere in Columbia, according to police chief Bill McMahon