| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is drawing criticism for refusing to repay hundreds of police retirees who a judge found were overcharged for their health insurance.
Last month, a county circuit judge gave the county 20 days to pay about $573,...
| Oct 4, 2013
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond is wrong to criticize County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for his handling of the police department health care dispute ("Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees," Sept. 27).
Not only would it be...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown picked up the support of 23 county elected officials from around Maryland Friday, adding to the summertime parade of endorsements of his candidacy for governor next year.
With the announcement at the Maryland Association of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets.
Members unanimously approved a resolution requesting a planning board review of zoning regulations...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:56 AM
The Baltimore County Planning Board is set to hear public comment Thursday on a former golf course and country club off of Falls Road in Lutherville that’s been the subject of a zoning dispute.
A public hearing about the former Chestnut Ridge...
| 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...
| 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...