August 5, 1991
If the Baltimore County Council has any sense of political realism, it will resoundingly reject Councilman Donald Mason's effort to annex most of Essex and merge it into his Dundalk-based district.The council must redraw councilmanic district lines every 10 years to reflect population changes. During the past decade, the older communities in the Seventh District lost so many residents that Mr. Mason needs 14,000 more people to satisfy the equal population requirements.The choice is either to go deeper into Councilman William Howard's Sixth District (Rosedale, Parkville)
January 23, 1995
Willie Midgette scored 19 to lead Craven Community College to an 83-81 win over host Essex Community College yesterday. Dominque Minor (City) led Essex CC (14-5) with 19.CRAVEN -- Ashford 2 0-0 6, Blango 3 0-0 6, Fischer 4 0-0 11, Morris 3 3-4 10, Bryant 5 1-2 11, Midgette 6 7-9 19, Wynn 8 0-1 16, Parmley 2 0-2 4. Totals 33 11-18 83.ESSEX -- Wright 6 4-8 16, Minor 8 3-4 19, Winder 6 3-5 16, Hunt 7 2-4 17, Gephardt 4 3-6 11, Franklin 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 15-27 81.Halftime--Essex CC 37-33. 3-point goals--C 6 (Fischer 3, Ashford 2, Morris 1)
March 7, 1991
A parochial school in Essex was vandalized yesterday for the second time in less than a month, according to Baltimore County police.The break-in at St. Clare's School in the 700 block of Myrth Avenue in Essex was discovered just before 7 a.m. when a custodian arrived to open the building, police said.Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger, apolice spokesman, said someone broke a window in a rear door to get into the school. The intruders then overturned file cabinets, rummaged through classrooms on both floors of the building and emptied food from a refrigerator, Sergeant Doarnberger said.
March 1, 1992
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Allijeba caught the leaders in the closing yards for a one-length victory in the $57,500 Essex Handicap yesterday at Oaklawn Park.Allijeba, the favorite of the field of 10 older runners, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 43 4/5 seconds. Allijeba, with Pat Day aboard, paid $6.40, $4.60 and $3.20.On the Edge, ridden by Robbie Davis, was second and returned $8.40 and $4.60. Bedeviled, last year's Razorback Handicap winner, led for all but the final strides under Larry Snyder and paid $3.
July 6, 1991
For years, Essex has been a bastion for Baltimore County's Democrats. It has some of the most active Democratic clubs. It hosts rousing bull roasts that define this fund-raising tradition better than any dictionary. And twice in recent years, it has helped elect one of its own to the county executive's office.Yet in last year's election, Essex led the revolt against County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen, a native son who, local voters felt, had gotten too big for his britches by moving to more upscale Kingsville.
August 9, 1991
The people of Essex are distressed. The redistricting plan that the Baltimore County Council approved Monday splits their councilmanic district -- moving 14,000 Essexites from the 5th District into the 7th District. That not only lumps residents of Essex with those in Dundalk, whose community identities are vastly different and competitive, but also, and more important, breaks up what has traditionally been a Democratic stronghold.But what did the people expect? In the last election, the 5th and 7th districts threw over Democratic incumbent Dennis Rasmussen and supported Republican Roger Hayden for county executive.
September 13, 1995
Husband and wife and three kids in a station wagon: The quintessential picture of the American family. Only not in this case, in which the family was literally blown to bits and the few remains of the station wagon so twisted and charred it took police several hours to realize it wasn't a mini-van.The explosion that destroyed a family in Essex Monday night was grotesque. Photos and television footage of the blast's effects made folks gasp. One officer likened it to the Chase train wreck a decade ago -- so horrific you had to see it to believe it, he said.
January 17, 2014
A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said. Police said Laquesha Lewis, 25, fought with Robert Holiday 27, at her home on Shagbark Road when he attempted to visit his child. Afterward, police said Lewis, who was in a relationship with Michael Desmon Martin, 23, sent him text messages about Holiday's whereabouts. Lewis also sent messages to Holiday telling him he would soon die. Martin and Mikal A. Martin, 20, were charged in the shooting near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue that left two others injured.
March 3, 1992
Parents of Sussex Elementary School students, particularly a vocal minority among them, should calm down. After routine asbestos tests at the Essex school registered 40 times more asbestos material in the air than expected, school officials reacted admirably. Administrators closed the school and found five other sites to send the students.Yet it is understandable that parents would be deeply concerned about the health of their children. Asbestos, an insulation material much used until 10 to 20 years ago, can cause cancer if an individual receives high exposure to the material over a long period of time.