Saturday, May 18, 2013
A Towson professor writes about recent scandals plaguing the Obama administration, and a Patient First spokesman shares tips on dealing with stress at work.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts this week on Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Do you want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or anything else that strikes your fancy? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our front page. A walk in the park: Joe Stewart writes about a walking tour of Baltimore's Clifton Park. A Quick Early-on Handicapping of Obama Administration Scandals: Watch, but Don’t Bet: Towson professor Richard Vatz writes that controversy surrounding the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate, above all, "exist forever and not reflect well on [President Barack Obama] and his presidency." Take Steps Now to Reduce Northeast Overcrowding: County Councilman David Marks writes about school …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
This week's posts also include a defense of media critic Howard Kurtz and a Dundalk reader questioning the honor of county officials.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts from Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Want to share your own thoughts on local sports, politics, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. Baltimore County Fire refuses to enhance Command Staff following Death of Firefighter: Following the recent death of firefighter Gene Kirchner, Jonathan D. Hart looks back on recommendations made following Baltimore County's last firefighter death. Defending Howard Kurtz: the Best Media Critic in American Journalism: Towson professor Richard Vatz writes about the media critic and CNN host, who recently resigned from The Daily Beast. Where Has the Honor Gone? Maybe There Never Was Any Honor: Juanita …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here are a few of the top posts this week in Local Voices for Baltimore city and county.
Here are a few of this week's top Local Voices posts from our Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Got something to get off your chest about politics, entertainment, sports or anything else? Click Start a Blog under the top stories your Patch's front page. Jump: How does the Bible tell us to respond to challenges? Miracle on Chestnut Street: How the U.S. Constitution Created the Most Successful Country in the World: Larry Smith writes about America's governing document. Baltimore Waterworks History: Joe Stewart shares photos of Baltimore's early drinking water infrastructure. Building Bridges…Shaping Futures: A county economic development staffer blogs about a recent youth symposium.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
New additions to the Towson police precinct include three additional officers and three Segway-style patrol vehicles.
Baltimore County police are beefing up their presence in downtown Towson as the area sees new major development initiatives. "We're very excited about the investment taking place in downtown Towson," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, referring to recent projects such as Towson Square entertainment center and the construction of more than 1,500 luxury apartments, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. "As part of our commitment to keep the downtown Towson entertainment district attractive and family-friendly, I'm pleased to announce an increased police presence for this area." Effective next month, Kamenetz said funds reserved from the county budget will go toward the addition of three new police officer positions at the Towson …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here are a few of the top posts this week in Local Voices.
Here are a few of the best Local Voices posts this week on Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Want to get something off your chest about politics, crime, sports, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. First New Perry Hall Park and Trail in a Decade: County Councilman David Marks writes about funding to complete Gough Park that's included in the next fiscal year's county budget RINGING REBUKE — Maryland named No. 2 abuser of federal free cellphone program: Alan Z. Forman writes about FCC officials' admission in congressional testimony that twice as many cell phones are distributed under the agency's lifeline program than there are people who qualify for them. Worried about How …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The line runs through York Road, between the Interstate 695 beltway and Washington Avenue.
Baltimore County will soon replace a York Road water line that officials call "old and troublesome." The 10-inch line is located on York Road between the Interstate 695 and Washington Avenue, according to the Baltimore County website. The installation of 2,700 feet of new water is slated to begin next week, and the line will be replaced with new 20 and 24-inch diameter pipes. Construction will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, according to an email from a county department of public works spokesman. Lanes on York Road will intermittently shut down, though the road will not close. The project, which is expected to be completed in fall, will cost approximately $3.2 million.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The one-day collection event will be held at the Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility on Warren Road.
Has spring cleaning revealed old lawn and garden chemicals, re-chargable batteries or household paints that you should trash? If so, you're in luck; dispose of them during a one-day collection event this weekend for Baltimore County residents. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14, drop off a host of household hazardous waste at the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability's event. It's held in cooperation with Baltimore County Police, Fire and Public Works. The drop-off location is the Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility at the intersection of Warren Road and Drop Off Drive in Cockeysville. Items accepted include: However, no trash will be accepted. If you're unable to make it out to Cockeysville this …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Here are the top posts this week on Local Voices in Baltimore city and county.
Here are some of the top posts on Local Voices from Baltimore city and county Patch sites this week. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Click Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch's homepage. Sensible Spring Grove Redevelopment: Paul Dongarra writes about alternatives for the long-planned Promenade development in Catonsville. Franchot: Public Conversation on Towson University Sports Is Imperative: Comptroller Peter Franchot cautioned that Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to spend $300,000 in state funds to revive Towson University baseball sets a bad precedent. Ruppersberger Encourages Tax Filers to Use Free Prep Clinics: With April 15 drawing nearer, the congressman highlights the Internal …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Here are the top posts this week on Local Voices in Baltimore city and county.
Here are some of the top posts on Local Voices from Baltimore city and county Patch sites this week. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Click Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch's homepage. Huff Trial Set For April: The Baltimore County councilman, a Lutherville Republican, was arrested in February on drunken-driving related charges. Betrayal and Foregiveness ... Holy Week: Chris Shea writes about biblical stories relevant for holy week. Seasons Greetings: North Baltimore reader Joe Stewart offers a poem for Easter and Passover. Legislation To Change The Referendum Process Means Voter Suppression: Del. Eric Bromwell discusses his opposition to reforming the process. Gymnasts Raise $3,000 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Construction has started for the 52,700 square foot facility.
American health club chain LA Fitness is opening a location at Towson Commons, at the corner of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. "Towson Commons is the geographic center of downtown Towson," Councilman David Marks said in a news release. "This announcement not only redevelops a critical area of the commercial core, but it also means that revitalization is spreading to every part of downtown Towson." Construction is already underway for the two-level, 52,700-square-foot facility, which will include the addition of windows on the side of Towson Commons facing York Road and a staircase with glass rails, said Fronda Cohen, a county spokeswoman. The opening date for the fitness center was not immediately known. The location will feature …