| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Backers of a referendum drive to challenge Baltimore County zoning decisions say they have gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in 2014.
The supporters say they have collected more than 70,000 signatures — far more than the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Developers and shopping-center owners have contributed more than $225,000 to efforts to challenge zoning decisions in Baltimore County through referendums, financial disclosure forms show.
Contributors to the drive include firms tied to developers Howard...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Hoping to turn around the struggling resort, Maryland's slots location committee awarded a license Thursday for a casino at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Allegany County.
The Video Lottery Facility Location Commission voted unanimously to issue...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills will have its grand opening at 10 p.m. June 6, casino officials announced Thursday morning.
The grand opening still requires approval by the Maryland Lottery, which will oversee a trial run to take place before June...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:17 AM
ON THE SITE...
Baltimore man charged with first-degree murder in Phylicia Barnes case: A Baltimore man has been indicted on charges of first degree murder in the death of the North Carolina teen who disappeared in Baltimore in 2010.
Rainy day could...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The developer of a casino scheduled to open next month at Arundel Mills will temporarily restrict southbound access to the mall beginning next week during road construction to prepare for an expected traffic increase.
Work on the $5 million in traffic...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:07 PM
A Baltimore County judge allowed the release Wednesday of the names of people who signed petitions to challenge the county's zoning maps, saying the information is "clearly a public record."
In the latest turn in a battle between developers, Circuit...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The director of Baltimore's ethics board — a full-time city employee — is performing legal work on behalf of developers embroiled in a zoning battle in Baltimore County.
Avery Aisenstark, who is paid $94,000 as director of the city's...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore.
"This raises questions about his...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Red anti-Walmart signs dot a stretch of Route 924 in Harford County, where people have packed public meetings and organized protests. Petitions are circulating through housing developments, and residents are writing to politicians.
But it's not corporate...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:49 PM
A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts.