Tom Carbo was named the Howard County's housing director in February after former housing director Stacy Spann left to take a job in Montgomery County. He's now faced with the difficult task of making housing affordable for a range of income levels in one of the country's wealthiest counties.
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore — than previously thought, according to the National Archives inspector general, who says his investigators have uncovered new evidence.
Boyd Tompkies grew up racing boats with his father in New Zealand but has now combined his love for being on the water into a career selling inflatables and soon operating a marina in Annapolis. Tomkies will speak about his businesses at the Marine and Maritime Career Fair at Annapolis High.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake rejected her schools chief's proposal to borrow $1.2 billion to fix Baltimore's crumbling school buildings, touting her own more modest plan as realistic in her State of the City address Monday.
John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later started a family-owned real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 96.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
At a Baltimore County Council work session on Jan. 31, the Department of Economic Development requested that the council approve the authorization of up to $4.5 million in bonds on behalf of Alberee Products. The bonds would be used by the windshield wiper manufacturer for new equipment and the purchase and renovation of the building where it currently operates.
In a deal some say could be a model for land preservation in lean budget times, a wealthy businessman has agreed to give up development rights — and grant limited but free public access — to a 950-acre former wildlife sanctuary on the Eastern Shore that he bought 18 months ago.
The Howard County Public School System has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the $2.64 million, 10-acre property on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge that is planned to house a new elementary school in the crowded region, school officials said Tuesday, Dec. 20.
The dream of preserving the Long Island Farm in the Cromwell Valley area may be slipping away. If it does, "it will be a gigantic loss for historical preservation," said Trish Bentz, executive director of the Baltimore County Historical Trust.
Depending on which side was talking, a bill defeated by the Harford County Council Tuesday evening was either an environmental necessity or the first step down the road to building more gasoline service stations in rural areas of Harford County.
Just a handful of investigators focus on the recovery of cultural property in America. The organizations are underfunded, overworked and underappreciated, but run by passionate people who love the job and routinely fight to keep it.
Housing vacancies increased at a faster rate along much of Maryland's Eastern Shore over the last decade than in the nation as a whole, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baltimore's supply of vacant homes, though, expanded more slowly than the nation's rate.
Warnings from one of its members that there is a housing crisis in part of Edgewood prompted the Harford County Council Tuesday to authorize a review of the county's property Livability Code which sets maintenance and other responsibilities for owners of rental housing and their tenants.
A Maryland Court of Appeals opinion filed Friday, Aug. 19 concluded that the 2007 complaint the developer filed in Howard County Circuit Court to get the resident's appeal dismissed based on lack of standing was premature because the Howard County Board of Appeals had not ruled on the standing issue.
In the last couple of weeks the planned State Center project has faced challenges that at the least could shift public opinion or lead to delays, but state officials vowed to push ahead with the project.