Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would only move the nation backward.
KenUlman has become somewhat of a national name, serving as chairman of the National Democratic County Officials, the national group representing more than 10,000 Democratic county officials from around the United States.
Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee Foose, along with County Executive Ken Uman, Board of Education Chairwoman Sandra French and Sen. Ben Cardin, toured several schools on the first day of classes in Howard County. Many county schools received visits from local officials this morning, and Foose said she plans to visit every school personally by the end of the first grading period.
Ellicott City's Main Street is expected to reopen Friday at 7 p.m., nearly four days after a CSX coal train derailed on the tracks located near Maryland Avenue and resulted in the deaths of two teenage girls.
Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday of the Church of the Resurrection for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said.
The National Transportation Safety Board continued to investigate the train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday but had reached no conclusions about its cause, the chief investigator said Wednesday.
A previously scheduled meeting to discuss the revitalization of historic Ellicott City went on as scheduled Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after two Ellicott City teenagers were killed when a train derailed over the Main Street bridge.
Last week, at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City, some of the county's top officials, including County Executive Ken Ulman, Police Chief Bill McMahon and Budget Administrator Ray Wacks, got the chance to share some of the things they've done in Howard with other county leaders.
Potential candidates for governor in 2014 flocked to Ocean City this week to raise cash and line up support for their likely campaigns. On the Democratic side, at least five likely contenders for the State House were making the rounds. Three potential Republican hopefuls also were there.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman holds a public session to discuss what the county has done and plans to do to support the historic district. He and the County Council member who represents the district say the cluster of stores, restaurants and historic sites along Main Street is doing nicely, but there's room for improvement.
The Howard Hughes Corp. of Dallas, which succeeded Rouse and General Growth Properties as the master developer of Columbia, has a $20 million plan to convert the former Rouse headquarters on Little Patuxent Parkway from a single-occupant office building to a mixed use, mufti-tenant development with Whole Foods Market as the anchor.
It's no surprise that lone Republican County Council member Greg Fox had some different priorities than his Democratic colleagues when choosing which proposed amendments to the Howard County Charter were the most vital.
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has received national accreditation for its paramedic education program, making it the first fire department in the state and the fourth in the country to receive the accreditation.
On Wednesday evening, Howard Hughes announced that Whole Foods Market had signed a lease to open a 45,000 square foot store inside the Rouse company building in downtown Columbia. On Thursday, the company welcomed the Austin-based grocer to Columbia with a ceremony inside the building's conference room overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi.
An open-air plaza surrounded by yet-to-be-selected restaurant and retail tenants is planned to be built at the Mall in Columbia in the space currently occupied by the L.L. Bean store, mall owner General Growth Properties announced Tuesday.
Hughes Corp. announced Wednesday that Whole Foods Market has signed a lease to open a store inside the former Rouse Company building in downtown Columbia. The store is scheduled to open in late summer or early fall of 2014..
County Executive Ken Ulman and developer GreenStone Ventures II LLC have renewed their plans to turn the former Gateway School site in Clarksville into a green development — for now a smaller one than both parties had originally planned.
John DeWolf, who delivered a downtown development update to the Columbia Association on Thursday, said in his presentation that Howard Hughes is currently in "significant" negotiations with a number of potential tenants and specifically referenced Whole Foods.
Howard County Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane said when he "came out" to his mother six years ago, her only concern about him being gay was about whether he would have the same rights as his heterosexual siblings. He assured her he would.
Howard County Health Officer Peter Beilenson Thursday praised the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act that would require all persons to have health insurance or pay a penalty on their annual income taxes.
The County Council Monday unanimously passed a bill to streamline procedures and improve public notice provisions for the county's comprehensive rezoning process — a move aimed at preventing the process from dragging on for years and leading to referendum petitions and lawsuits, as happened in the previous process.