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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Balto. Co. bill would ban some new 'panhandle lots'

    Developers in some parts of northeastern Baltimore County would no longer be able to squeeze new properties onto existing lots without a new road, under a bill introduced by three County Council members Monday. The bill, set for a vote next month,...
  • City gives Balto. Co. property in Catonsville for open space

    The city of Baltimore will donate 11 acres in Catonsville to Baltimore County to preserve for recreational and open space, under an agreement approved Tuesday. Baltimore County Council members unanimously signed off on accepting the $110,000 property,...
  • Balto. Co. to consider transgender anti-discrimination bill

    A Baltimore County councilman plans to introduce a measure next week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. Tom Quirk, a Catonsville Democrat, said the bill would add both gender identity and sexual orientation to the county's existing...