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Baltimore County executive opposes reducing bus service to White Marsh: 'It is 2018. Not 1950.' | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler said Friday that a proposal from two county legislators to end bus service to the White Marsh Mall earlier on weekend nights is “outrageous.” Mohler said in a statement that he would urge the Maryland Transit Administration to deny a request from Cathy Bevin...
Har Sinai synagogue calls off proposed merger with Oheb Shalom | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
The board of the Har Sinai synagogue has called off a merger with another historic congregation, leaders confirmed last week. The news was made public to the congregation in the Har Sinai newsletter in July. “I found it very disappointing,” said Anne Levin Berman, president of Har Sinai Congrega...
Baltimore County police investigate 15 cars vandalized with swastikas, obscenities in Lochearn | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
Residents of the quiet, mostly African-American Lochearn neighborhood in Baltimore County woke up early Friday to find their homes and cars vandalized with Nazi swastikas and other obscenities. Several got knocks on their doors from Baltimore County police, who alerted them to the crime and said...
Part of I-70 west closed for emergency repairs | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
Two lanes of Interstate 70 westbound on the bridge over the Patapsco River will remain closed for emergency repairs this weekend, according to the State Highway Administration. The two right lanes could be closed through the weekend as crews make repairs to the bridge at the border of Baltimore...
Guinness brewery in Baltimore County attracts nearly 10,000 visitors first weekend | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
Nearly 10,000 people visited Baltimore County’s new Guinness brewery last weekend, the facility’s first open to the public. The operation, Guinness’ first in America since the 1950s, is off to a fast start, said brewery ambassador Ryan Wagner. “We were very happy with the number that came th...
Goucher College freshmen move into new digs amid changes | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2018
Pushing cardboard carts brimming with their belongings, Goucher College’s newest students arrived on campus Saturday amid sweeping changes to the college’s campus and academic programs. Two of the three dorms in the “First-year Village” opened their doors for the first time this week to welc...
City officials blast proposal to reduce late-night bus service to White Marsh Mall area | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2018
Two Baltimore councilmen unloaded Thursday on a push by two county legislators to reduce late-night weekend bus service near White Marsh Mall over concerns about “large crowds of youth.” City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said in an interview that he hopes the Maryland Transit Admini...
Special needs dog at Harford Humane Society finds home with Dundalk family | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2018
Duke came to the Humane Society of Harford County late last year a very sick dog — most of the vets who evaluated him recommended he be euthanized. But the humane society staff, and one local vet, didn’t give up on him, and last week, after months of procedures and treatments, Duke found his for...
Pennsylvania report on Catholic church abuse leads to calls for Frosh to investigate in Maryland | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2018
Following this week’s release of an exhaustive grand jury report in Pennsylvania documenting decades of child abuse by Catholic priests, there are calls for Maryland’s attorney general to take on a similar investigation. A spokeswoman for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said the office doe...
Baltimore County council members urge MTA to reduce bus service to White Marsh Mall area after fight | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Two Baltimore County Council members, concerned about “large crowds of youth” at the White Marsh Mall on weekend nights, urged the Maryland Transit Administration on Wednesday to stop bus service in the area after 11 p.m. The request from Cathy Bevins and David Marks followed a fight at the Whit...
Jealous' use of F-word spills over into Baltimore County executive's race | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Al Redmer Jr., the Republican nominee for Baltimore County executive, is calling on his Democratic opponent to declare whether he supports that party’s gubernatorial nominee, Ben Jealous. Jealous caused a stir in political circles Wednesday, when he used a swear word during a press conference....
Flash floods hit Middle River, other parts of eastern Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Flash floods hit eastern Baltimore County on Tuesday night, overflowing neighborhoods in Middle River and requiring emergency crews to rescue a few drivers who had become stranded in their cars. While much of the flooding had subsided by around 8 p.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department cautioned....
Goucher eliminating nine majors, including math | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Math majors at Goucher College will soon be a thing of the past. Gone, too, will be physics majors, music majors and students in a range of subjects the school is eliminating from its offerings as part of a cost-cutting “academic revitalization” announced Wednesday. “A small college can’t ju...
Police and communities gather for National Night Out events across Baltimore region | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
For a minute, it looked like trouble. Dark clouds loomed over the parking lot of Cherry Hill Town Center, just as Kiven Rodgers was setting up his snowball stand. A gust of wind sent straws and spoons flying across the asphalt. Organizers of the National Night Out event huddled under the awning...
Hogan, Jealous vie for endorsements and votes in Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Political analysts say Maryland’s governorship in 2018 might come down to winning Baltimore County — a concept that seems to be embraced by both Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic nominee Ben Jealous. Both have been focusing on the sprawling suburban county, which despite a heavy voter.....
'Taste of the 21228' fundraiser for Catonsville flood victims in the works | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
The Knights of Columbus Patapsco Council No. 1960 and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce are partnering later this month to hold “The Taste of the 21228,” a fundraiser for area businesses, employees and residents affected by flooding in Catonsville in late May. The event takes place Aug...
CCBC receives $1.3 million in grants for career-focused STEM program | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
The Community College of Baltimore County received $1.3 million from two grants to implement the STEM Core Network initiative in Maryland, CCBC officials said Wednesday. The STEM Core Network is a partnership among scientific and technical employers, community colleges and workforce agencies that...
'Glorious Garden Day' in Timonium to spotlight nature program for adults with intellectual disabilities | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
At Francis X. Gallagher Services in Timonium, adults with intellectual disabilities learn horticulture skills alongside Master gardeners, farmers and people from nonprofit Blue Water Baltimore. Participants in the Green Initiative learn skills like gardening and landscaping and maintain a series...
Possible drowning reported in Parkville | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
An adult male patient was transported to an area hospital after reports of a possible drowning in Parkville on Wednesday, a Baltimore County official confirmed late Thursday morning. Elise Armacost, director of public affairs for the Baltimore County Fire Department, confirmed Thursday morning...
Catholic Church: No reports of abuse in Maryland by priest accused in Pennsylvania | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
A priest who was accused of improper sexual relationships with girls in Pennsylvania and was later allowed to minister in Baltimore was not the subject of any abuse reports in Maryland, according to the priest’s religious order and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Rev. Arthur Long, who died in...
Asked whether he's a socialist, Ben Jealous drops F-bomb at Baltimore County news conference | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2018
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous uttered a curse word during a news conference on Wednesday morning, responding to a reporter’s question by asking: “Are you f---- kidding me?” He later apologized for what he called “inappropriate language.” Jealous had called the event...
Restaurant week brings deals, fixed menus to 61 Baltimore County eateries | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
Baltimore County Restaurant Week, which runs through Aug. 18, is bringing fixed-price, two- or three-course meals to 61 restaurants across the county from Catonsville to Towson to Cockeysville. For between $15 and $35, Restaurant Week patrons can dine on fixed-item menus for brunch, lunch or dinner....
Hawaiian-inspired fast-casual restaurant Poke Fish Sushi opens near Pikesville | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
Poke Fish Sushi, a Hawaiian-inspired, fast casual restaurant, has opened near Pikesville. The restaurant is located in the Valley Village Shopping Center owned by developer David S. Brown Enterprises, according to a press release. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and the menu features sushi,....
Baltimore County man charged with intent to distribute heroin in Westminster | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
A Baltimore County man was arrested Sunday after he was allegedly found to possess heroin in quantities police believe suggested an intent to distribute. Justin Lamont Alderman-King, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — not marijuana and possession of a controlled....
Free eye exams, glasses for kids coming to Balto. Co. libraries before school starts | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
Nonprofit Vision To Learn is spending a day at each of eight Baltimore County libraries this month in an effort to outfit low-income children with glasses for the coming school year. The organization’s mobile eye exam unit will stop at libraries near low-income communities, according to a library....
New yoga studio in Arbutus to hold grand opening Aug. 25 | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
A new yoga studio is coming to East Drive in Arbutus, with a grand opening scheduled for Aug. 25. The inaugural event at Keep it Simple Yoga, located at 5405 East Drive, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include free food, demonstration and introductory classes and discounts on class passes,.....
Maryland launches community solar program, creating new green energy opportunities — but also potential conflicts | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
Maryland has launched a pilot program that will allow anyone to power their home with solar panels — even if they are renters, condo-dwellers or live in the shade of trees. Solar developers are looking for hundreds of residents to subscribe to six power projects planned across the state, including...
Medical cannabis industry on the rise in Baltimore County, city and state | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
Beginning in 1998, Baltimore County resident Jim Dunnigan sang for years with a choral group of about 30 men. But four years ago, he would tremble so badly that he stopped performing publicly. “Without anything, I shake so bad that I can’t even feed myself,” Dunnigan, 84, said. “You just cou...
Local group rescues dogs from Kuwait and Lebanon, places them with families in Baltimore area | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
In September 2015, Youssef Saleh was walking in the south of Lebanon when he came across a bleeding, dismembered German shepherd mix dog with burnt whiskers in a garbage can. “I didn’t know what to do,” the Lebanese man said. “I just took a picture of him, standing in the garbage, with his [...
Baltimore woman arrested twice in 20 minutes for DUI, police say | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2018
A Baltimore woman was arrested twice in 20 minutes early Saturday for drunken driving, according to state police. Maryland State Police arrested and charged Stephanie Ringgold, 33, with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated and other traffic charges. Shortly after midnight Saturday,...
Eight-year-old Parkton powerlifter Kensie Maizels shatters records with a smile | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Before a cluster of judges and spectators at the USA Powerlifting Maryland Championship in May, 8-year-old Kensington Darby Maizels stepped out from behind a blue tarp wall and ducked under a 104.74-pound weight. The diminutive figure, dressed in a pink T-shirt, a tabby cat leotard and rainbow...
Baltimore County officials propose requiring parental supervision for young White Marsh Mall patrons following fight | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Two Baltimore County Council members are calling on the owners of White Marsh Mall to require young patrons to be supervised on Friday and Saturday evenings after a fight over the weekend led to the arrest of seven juveniles and two adults. Council members Cathy Bevins and David Marks met with...
Baltimore County police officer fatally strikes pedestrian while heading to home invasion call | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
A Baltimore County police officer struck and killed a pedestrian while driving to investigate a report of a home invasion with a possible shooting, county police said Sunday. The officer, who works in the Woodlawn precinct, was on his way to a home in the 7400 block of Lesada Drive at about 11:32...
Baltimore County Police identify suspected driver in hit-and-run that left 3-year-old girl injured | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Baltimore County police have identified and charged a man they believe struck and injured a 3-year-old girl while driving in Middle River on Sunday. According to police, Michael William Houston Burns, 46, of the unit block of Walkway Court, was driving a white Hyundai Elantra in the unit block...
Walmart to bring grocery delivery to Baltimore area from Glen Burnie, Cockeysville | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Walmart will expand grocery delivery service to the greater Baltimore region and surrounding areas, including Glen Burnie, Cockeysville and Laurel, the retailer announced Monday. The company will partner with DoorDash, a delivery app, to offer grocery delivery beginning Aug. 14. After an order...
Maryland farmers markets will continue accepting SNAP benefits through at least February | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
A series of stopgap measures will ensure Maryland farmers markets can continue accepting SNAP benefits for customers through at least February. Users of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and farmers across the country have been in limbo since the vendor whose software is used by some...
Parkville man charged in fatal Cockeysville crash after police chase | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
A Parkville man who police say was driving a stolen dump truck that crashed head-on into another vehicle Monday afternoon while fleeing from officers has been charged in the fatal incident, Maryland State Police said. The victim was identified as Leon Jones, 58, of Hunt Valley, who was driving...
Baltimore County Council nixes proposed tax break for public safety workers | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
The Baltimore County Council on Monday decided against granting property tax breaks to police officers, firefighters and other public safety workers. Councilman Wade Kach had proposed phasing in a property tax break of up to $2,500 for eligible public safety workers over the next three years. With.....
Sheriff's deputies endorse GOP nominee Redmer in Baltimore County executive race | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
In his quest to become the first Republican Baltimore County executive in more than 20 years, GOP nominee Al Redmer Jr. has picked up an endorsement from the county sheriff’s deputies. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25 endorsed Redmer in the county executive matchup against Democrat Johnny Olszew...
Clipper Mill residents raise concerns about overdevelopment at community meeting | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Dozens of residents of the Clipper Mill community packed into the Millrace condominium building Monday morning to oppose plans to develop hundreds of more residences in the neighborhood. Resident Jessica Meyer spoke out about concerns that ValStone Partners, a Michigan-based investment firm that...
Southwest county communities gear up for National Night Out | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
A handful of communities in the southwest section of Baltimore County, including Halethorpe and Catonsville Manor, are participating in National Night Out on the evening of Aug. 7. National Night Out is aimed at building community and connecting residents with law enforcement and local leaders....
Radebaugh Park to break ground Aug. 28 in eastern part of Towson | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
A groundbreaking ceremony date is set for Radebaugh Park, a future park in Aigburth Manor. County spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said construction on the $572,400 project will begin in late August, with a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. on the Maryland Avenue side of the site. 11 Maryland Ave....
Hoping to build on success of Green Spring Station location, Poulet to open new restaurant on York Road | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Poulet, a Green Spring Station restaurant known for its hearty carryout meals and rotisserie chicken, is opening a second location in Lutherville-Timonium later this fall. Chef and owner Jonathan Soudry said he’s looking to open his second Baltimore County location, at 2235 York Road, in mid- or.....
Brink's buys Hunt Valley-based Dunbar Armored | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Brink’s Co. has completed it acquisition of Hunt Valley-based Dunbar Armored Inc. for $520 million in cash, boosting the reach of the global leader in cash management and secure transportation logistics — also known as armored cars. Brink’s purchase of its smaller rival ends Dunbar’s 95-year...
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones' Lutherville-Timonium house is up for sale | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones’ house in Lutherville-Timonium is on the market for $2.695 million. Built in 1952, the house at 11151 Falls Road includes six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a three-car garage and a pool. The center fielder is putting his house months after he boug...
Nonprofit with Towson ties helps breathe 'new life' into seriously ill Tanzanian patients | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2018
When Don Hohne visited the Arusha region of Tanzania in 2012, he saw a man with an enlarged abdomen, swollen with fluid to the point that it looked like he was nine months pregnant. Seeing the man’s pain and discomfort, Hohne’s group inquired with a local palliative care staff member if the flui...
Nine arrested after White Marsh Mall fight | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2018
Baltimore County police arrested nine people outside White Marsh Mall, ending a chaotic scene in the mall’s parking lot Saturday night. Police said the events began after a fight broke out in the bathroom of the mall’s food court. Mall security officers and an off-duty Baltimore County police of...
White Marsh Mall officials 'disgusted' at flyer comparing Baltimore bus riders to apes | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2018
A flyer comparing Baltimore bus riders to apes and encouraging the cutting of what it called the “Ghetto Bus Line” to White Marsh Mall drew boycott threats online — and swift condemnation from mall officials. “Inner City Youths Riot at White Marsh Mall,” the flyer says. “Stop the Ghetto ...
Bound by sound: Catonsville music producer connects with clients, local community | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2018
Stephen Antonelli doesn’t know if it was the spirit of God that first drew him to music, but he remembers the moment it happened in a Southern black church. Antonelli walked into the church one morning as a 6- or 7-year-old and was enveloped by the raucous praise music. “I remember the cymbals.....
Dimitri's owner asking state for traffic controls on Frederick Road near restaurant | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2018
The stretch of Frederick Road between Thistle and Hillside roads has carried a certain notoriety for at least two decades. In a 1997 issue of the Catonsville Times, locals were calling it “Dead Man’s Curve” or “Devil’s Corner” because of its low visibility and propensity for accidents. T...