Towson Patch: Our Best Local Stories From 2022

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2022 was a momentous year, and Patch was thrilled to spend it covering the news that matters in the Towson community. A midterm election, countless school events, union votes, car accidents, fires, and more made the headlines in 2022. Here is a collection of the best stories Patch covered this year from around Towson.

In July, when much of the country was figuring out how to deal with the aftermath of the supreme court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Baltimore County announced it would not be enforcing other states' abortion bans.


Watching over local government and planning departments is a Key service Patch provides to the community. Here are some of our best local government stories from 2022.

The North-South corridor study and its corresponding plans to bring new public transportation lines to York road caused significant backlash from the Towson community in 2022.

Residents of Towson and Timonium made their voices heard at a public hearing discussing the proposals.

The Towson Patch sat down with both county council candidates before the midterm elections. Mike Ertel, the eventual winner of the election, shared insights into his policy positions and history in Baltimore County.

As a part of the ongoing quest to reform police departments around the country, Baltimore County appointed its first Police Accountability Board in 2022.


This year was a momentous one for unionization in Towson, with the union vote at the Towson apple store making national news.

The employees at the Towson apple store were in for a battle as they advocated for better pay, more sensible COVID policies, and more paid time off.

Employees at the MOM's grocery store in Timonium and the BCPL library system also joined a union in 2022.


Local schools also made headlines in 2022, from controversies within a Towson University student group to a string of threats made against Towson High School this fall.

In October, leaked messages from the Turning Point USA student organization spurred controversy over racism, homophobia, and sexism within the group.

After a month-long investigation, Baltimore County police finally identified the youths responsible for a string of violent threats made against Towson High School.


One of the most surprising and charming moments from this year occurred when the famous game show Jeopardy featured Towson in a question and Baltimore County as the response.


The Towson Patch is incredibly thankful for the new connections we made in 2022, and we are striving to make 2023 our best year yet.

Thanks to all the readers and businesses who supported us through 2022 and our community contributors who donated their time to help make our coverage even better.

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