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  • Kamenetz wants to ban cellphone kiosks, regulate electronics sales

    Kamenetz wants to ban cellphone kiosks, regulate electronics sales
    Stores that buy used cellphones in Baltimore County would be regulated like pawnshops and automated cellphone-purchasing kiosks would be banned altogether under legislation unveiled Thursday by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz said...
  • State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

    State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises
    State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession. This week, a state commission...
  • Mall management firm removing cellphone kiosks

    Mall management firm removing cellphone kiosks
    The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts. General Growth Properties...
  • Council members crafting bill to ban smoking in Baltimore County parks

    Council members crafting bill to ban smoking in Baltimore County parks
    Several Baltimore County Council members say they're planning to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that will seek to ban smoking at all county parks. The proposal follows a recommendation by the county's recreation and parks board, which...
  • Bevins elected Baltimore County Council chairwoman

    Bevins elected Baltimore County Council chairwoman
    The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously elected Councilwoman Cathy Bevins to serve as chairwoman for 2014. Bevins, a Middle River Democrat, was elected to the council in 2010. She previously worked as former County Executive Jim Smith's...
  • Outdoor smoking ban in Baltimore County doesn't go far enough [Letter]

    It's my understanding that the Baltimore County Council, including Catonsville's own Tom Quirk, passed legislation making it a crime — punishable by a fine of up to $50 — to smoke a cigarette at outdoor playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks,...
  • Following DUI arrest, Huff will give up county-owned vehicle

    Following DUI arrest, Huff will give up county-owned vehicle
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff said Monday he will give up his county-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee in the wake of his arrest this past weekend on charges of driving under the influence. In a statement, Huff called relinquishing the vehicle, which...
  • Community group files appeal against Whalen's medical office project

    Community group files appeal against Whalen's medical office project
    A Catonsville community association is appealing Baltimore County's approval of plans for a new medical office building, saying the developer's recent conviction in a campaign finance case invalidates the entire review process. In documents filed last...
  • Baltimore County proposes scale for state-mandated stormwater fee

    Baltimore County proposes scale for state-mandated stormwater fee
    Baltimore County homeowners would pay a fee between $18 and $36 a year for stormwater management under a plan to meet new state requirements designed to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Legislation to impose the fee was introduced Monday, with a...
  • Balto. Co. Council cars rare perk among local governments

    Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area. At a meeting in Towson, county resident Mary Locke said she was surprised to learn that Councilman...
  • Developer charged with illegal donations to Balto. Co. politicians

    Developer charged with illegal donations to Balto. Co. politicians
    A prominent Catonsville developer accused of channeling $7,500 in illegal contributions to a Baltimore County councilman and exceeding the total campaign contribution limit for individuals was charged Thursday with violating campaign contribution laws....