| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Four places in Pikesville, including the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and an elementary school, were tagged over the weekend with graffiti carrying swastikas, pentagrams and other vulgarities, and Baltimore County police say they are investigating the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana, saying manufacturers have found ways around a state ban enacted last year as well as federal and county laws.
Councilwoman Vicki Almond said existing laws...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Developers of the Foundry Row retail project in Owings Mills say they are on track to start construction this summer on a $140 million shopping center featuring Baltimore County's second Wegmans grocery store.
In an opinion issued this week, the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Kay McConnell and her family joined those who lace up skates and take to Lake Roland in Robert E. Lee Park when winter freezes ice over the former reservoir.
The McConnells' three children were on the ice as young as toddlers, one of them...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Your editorial clearly defines the problem we face in Baltimore County government — the abundance of special interest money in the hands of elected officials with less than altruistic intentions ("Kamenetz the kingmaker," May 23). Big money is a...