| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Residents who live near the former Chestnut Ridge Country Club and golf course are once again fighting to preserve the sprawling Lutherville property, where a developer wants to build 85 luxury homes.
Last year, the Baltimore County Council voted to...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:20 AM
State lawmakers are asking the Baltimore County Council to postpone a vote on a measure that would change the way public employees may challenge decisions on retirement benefits, saying it could violate state law.
All but two members of the county...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Ignoring pleas from union leaders and the county's Annapolis delegation, the Baltimore County Council approved a bill Tuesday changing how county employees can appeal decisions about retirement benefits.
The council voted 6-1 in favor of the bill,...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions.
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Baltimore County Council members on Monday unanimously elected Councilman Tom Quirk as their chairman, and the Catonsville Democrat pledged to collaborate with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and work to make local government cost-effective.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
For decades, teacher tenure has been known as a protection given to teachers not only as a means to encourage innovation, but as an incentive for young individuals to enter the teaching profession.
However, tenure has also brought about a problem. As...
| 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,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Men and women armed with clipboards and pens have been common sights at grocery stores, libraries, farmers' markets and shopping centers in Baltimore County, seeking signatures on petitions to overturn zoning decisions through a voter referendum.