| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Rats, blighted properties and absentee landlords were among the concerns southwest Baltimore County residents shared Wednesday with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz at his first community forum.
At the event in Lansdowne, Kamenetz emphasized the county'...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Baltimore County plans to borrow $25 million from its pension system to upgrade recycling facilities, a move some County Council members and union leaders are questioning.
The county retirement system's board of trustees approved the loan last month at...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Office of the State Prosecutor subpoenaed eight Baltimore County agencies this week for records on a planned Catonsville medical office development, county officials confirmed Thursday.
The subpoenas sought "information and correspondence"...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Mention development in Catonsville, and the name Stephen Whalen Jr. likely will come up.
Drive around town, and you'll see blue signs staked in people's yards voicing opposition to the local developer's idea to build a large mixed-use development known...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land.
A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
Get full picture of how Catonsville developer broke the law
Go to the website of the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor (www.ospd.org) and read the press release on the statement of facts to which Steve Whalen pleaded guilty. It can be found on...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:33 AM
A local developer recently pled guilty to a minor political campaign contribution infraction. The developer received a considerable fine and was given probation before judgment.
One of the recipients of the illegal contributions was Baltimore County...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Eastern Baltimore County residents say a bill before the County Council could open the door to poorly planned development on a key tract in the Middle River area near Route 43.
"Let's work on a better bill, please," said Allen Robertson, president of...