| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:49 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin questioned Tuesday how taxpayers would benefit from Baltimore County's plan to sell the Towson firehouse to developers, as residents called on the County Council to delay or stop the sale of that site and the North Point...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Longtime Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will not seek re-election next year, he told supporters this weekend.
The Dundalk Democrat, first elected in 1998, says he wants to put his energy into the campaign of his son, Del. John Olszewski...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown unveiled a roster Wednesday of leading Democrats who will serve as co-chairs of his Democratic gubernatorial campaign in the state's 23 counties and Baltimore.
The release of the list comes a day before Brown is expected to...
| 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 3, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After a rough day, holding a single brown egg laid by a pet hen brought a simple sense of joy to Baltimore County resident Lawrence Parr. And the sight of kids playing with "peeps" — "that's worth a million dollars," Parr told the County Council...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission said Tuesday it will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who for years did not disclose his outside employment — including a stint at a company that did business with the county schools —...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown picked up the support of 23 county elected officials from around Maryland Friday, adding to the summertime parade of endorsements of his candidacy for governor next year.
With the announcement at the Maryland Association of...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:15 PM
For three months, Baltimore County officials have been weighing proposals from developers to buy three parcels of county-owned land, in Towson, Dundalk and Randallstown.
But county officials are releasing little information about the deliberations...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Considering all the scandals we have in government, it is good that Baltimore County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. is being investigated by the county ethics board for not reporting his private employment history ("Ethics panel to discuss Olszewski...