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  • Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]

    Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]
    The hookah lounge, a staple of Middle Eastern culture, has now gained a foothold in American culture, drawing the attention of legislators and health advocates across the country worried about the impact of these purveyors of a new type of tobacco...
  • Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

    Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans
    The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
  • Balto. Co. Council passes Towson bike rack bill, mandates AEDs at pools

    Balto. Co. Council passes Towson bike rack bill, mandates AEDs at pools
    New developments in Towson will have to provide bike racks under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council. Bicycling advocates had supported the bill by Councilman David Marks and Council Chairman Tom Quirk as a way to encourage...
  • 'House of Cards' to film at courthouse in Towson

    'House of Cards' to film at courthouse in Towson
    Baltimore County's historic courthouse in Towson will become the set of the political drama "House of Cards" next month. The Netflix series' crew plans to film at the courthouse Aug. 7, though that date could change, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said....
  • 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...
  • Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing

    Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing
    The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school. The move comes a month...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers

    Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers
    The Baltimore County Council approved selling three county-owned properties to developers on Monday, despite protests from residents who oppose the deals. In a 7-0 vote, the council signed off on sale contracts for the Towson firehouse, the North Point...
  • Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction

    Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz released a budget proposal Tuesday that he says is part of a long-term plan to eliminate school overcrowding, resulting in a surplus of classroom seats by 2021. The county could face a shortage of 1,400 seats by...
  • 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,...