| Mar 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Proclaiming that ours are "fiscally challenging times" has become a mantra of elected officials. Their solutions range from cutting services and furloughing employees to raising taxes.
Yet little attention is paid to the fat in the budget. When...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:44 PM
A Baltimore County administrative law judge has approved developer Steve Whalen's proposal for a medical office project in Catonsville, one month after Whalen pleaded guilty to giving illegal campaign contributions to county politicians.
Judge John E....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The Recher Theatre, a Towson concert venue that opened in 1996, will soon become the Torrent Nightclub, according to co-owner Brian Recher. The Rec Room, an adjoining bar and restaurant, will also become part of the nightclub.
The move drew immediate...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:18 PM
This week, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19, Seven Oaks Elementary School in Perry Hall will help students celebrate diversity through the school’s annual “African American Read-In Chain.”
Throughout the week, visitors to the school will...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:59 AM
More and more, the last things on the minds of patrons strolling into Baltimore County's public libraries are books — you know, those quaint, bound collections of paper pages stacked on shelves.
Computer stations and audiobooks were the early...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Alaina Grubb, 31, wanted to do something stimulating and fun with her young niece and nephew the other day, so she took them to the county library in Woodlawn.
Seriously. The library.
Specifically, the Arbutus woman took Hayden Grubb, 5, and her 4-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze.
A County Council resolution being considered...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets.
Members unanimously approved a resolution requesting a planning board review of zoning regulations...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service this month, and on Saturday the community was invited to join the party.
The branch has come a long way in those 50 years. From humble beginnings to its...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:06 AM
In an attempt to provide thieves one less outlet to collect cash for stolen cellphones, the Baltimore City Council is poised to vote Monday to ban automated kiosks that give money on the spot for used electronics.
Council members threw aside a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Cedar Cafe in Towson has been open for a year, but the Middle Easern cafe is having its official grand opening on Saturday.
Owner Buthaina Mansour said she took over the Burke Avenue space about a year ago but did no marketing or advertising. Instead,...