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  • Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget

    Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget
    Baltimore County Council members formally adopted a county budget Thursday that they say focuses on basic services while keeping the county's property tax rate flat for the 25th year in a row. The council unanimously approved County Executive Kevin...
  • Balto. Co. Council lowers open-space fees for developers

    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,...
  • County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project

    County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project
    A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville. The three board members on Thursday affirmed an earlier decision by a county administrative law judge who had...
  • Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

    Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund
    Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan. The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools

    Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools
    The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested the funding for Featherbed Lane, Hawthorne,...
  • 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....
  • Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer

    Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer
    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration is asking the County Council to lease a desirable piece of downtown Towson real estate to a high-profile developer without a bid process, drawing questions from some council members and from a businessman...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves lease to Towson developer

    The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency. Council...