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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2010
Drivers will be detoured around Joppa Road near the Towson roundabout starting July 6, as the county closes a section of the thoroughfare for repairs that are expected to continue through Sept. 1. "We want to get this job done as quickly as possible," said David Fidler, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. He said signs would be installed in the next few days letting drivers know about the closure. arriers will be erected. The sidewalk will remain open.
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June 28, 2014
Well, I guess it is congratulations to Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins in winning the Democratic primary election in District 6 ("Two Balto. Co. councilman lose seats in election," June 25)! Her campaign commitments of "your priorities are my priorities," public safety and protecting our children, "answering seniors' calls for help," "quality of life issues for local residents" and "being the true voice of the people" allow her to come out on top despite all of the mudslinging.
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Staff Reports | November 14, 2012
No injuries were reported Wednesday morning in a pair of incidents related to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on East Joppa Road near Towson - one regarding a fire, and another involving an accident in which a fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the scene. According to Capt. Bruce Schultz, with Investigative Services in the Office of the Fire Marshal, Baltimore County fire crews responded to a report at the Salvation Army store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road at about 8:45 a.m. Crews found heavy smoke in the store and a fire in the rear of the store.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A Towson woman will forfeit a building on Joppa Road where police say she ran a house of prostitution, but a deal struck with federal prosecutors allows her to keep five other properties in Baltimore. Di Zhang, 43, will also pay $325,000 as part of a settlement of a federal civil forfeiture case over property connected to her alleged prostitution and human-trafficking activities, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Zhang still faces criminal charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
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By Patrick Ercolano | March 23, 1995
THE CHAMPS Elysees, it ain't.I'm talking about the two-mile stretch of East Joppa Road between Goucher Boulevard and Perring Parkway that has evolved into a model of the ugly suburban thoroughfare -- a four-lane artery choked with traffic and marred by haphazard business development.Carbon copies of the Joppa Road corridor dot the American landscape. A burger joint sits next to a gas station next to a bank next to an auto parts store next to a strip mall, and so on. In all their smoggy, cluttered glory, they memorialize the lack of proper planning by suburban builders and local government officials during the decades after World War II.If only the solution were as simple as the idea cooked up by Baltimore City Councilman John Cain, who has proposed changing the name of Pulaski Highway to Pulaski Boulevard, thinking that would lend it the class it sorely lacks.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
An impromptu vigil for a teen-ager killed in a car crash has left its mark on Joppa Road -- a poignant memorial in spray paint that has prompted at least one citizen complaint and puzzled the Baltimore County roads department about how to remove it. Nearly 100 grieving teen-agers gathered Tuesday night in the 3700 block of E. Joppa Road to remember Shawn Polston, 18, who was killed Monday night when his car crashed into a utility pole, police said....
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By DAN RODRICKS | June 14, 1995
In the past two weeks, a Towson couple found two exotic lizards in their back yard -- one dead, one alive; one about 6 feet long, the other about 3 feet. The smaller one apparently was killed by dogs. The larger one vanished into adjoining woods. Strange stuff. I guess you're wondering what gives here.Anthony Wisnieski, reptile curator for the Baltimore Zoo, examined the dead animal and determined that it was an Asian water monitor, a carnivorous, tree-climbing lizard closely related to the iguanas.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | August 12, 1993
The developer of the 110-acre Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville will build a second community on an 85-acre site on Joppa Road east of Carney. Construction is expected to begin in the spring, and the first buildings are expected to open in January 1995.The announcement was made yesterday by Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden and developer John Erickson.The site is at the intersection of Joppa Road and Walther Boulevard. Walther Boulevard is to be improved so that traffic can use the new White Marsh exit off the Beltway to reach the site.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
The driver of a flatbed truck was injured Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a CSX train on Joppa Road in Harford County, police said. The driver was trying to cross the tracks at about 9:30 a.m. when the train struck his truck near the rear side, said Capt. Keith Warner of the Harford County sheriff's office. Joppa Road was closed between U.S. 40 and Maryland 7 for about four hours. The train, which was traveling at about 40 mph, pushed the truck down the tracks about 20 yards, Warner said.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | July 21, 1991
The County Council, caught between a rock and a hard place, reluctantly gave way to the rock last week, deciding that two of nine families on Old Joppa Road who had requested public water hookups will have to do without.Between 1987 and August 1989, seven of nine homes on the street were hooked up to county water service. But the project stalled before the homes of Loy and Ava Heare and their neighbor, Mary Eber, could be hooked into the county water system.The problem? Rock. Lots of it. With 200 feet of pipe left to be laid before the two homes could be hooked up, county workers hit bedrock in the bottom of a stream.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
A section of West Joppa Road in Towson is closed Monday morning following a single-vehicle accident. Baltimore County Police said the road is shut down between Bellona Avenue and Acorn Hill Lane. Earlier in the morning, state and local transportation departments reported the clearing of a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Woodlawn. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays at 9:20 a.m. Shuttle service is operating from Penn Station to the Mt. Royal stops at this time.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
The Baltimore County Police Department has announced that it's now hiring for both police cadets and officers. According to a release, applications will be accepted online at http://www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com or http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov until May 2. Cadet candidates must be between 17.5 and 20.5 years old, and officer candidates must be 21 at the time of graduation. The department is offering information sessions for those interested in learning more about the position.
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Editorial from The Aegis | March 25, 2014
It has been interesting to read the different opinions on naming Joppa. My wife and I had the privilege several years ago to go to Europe on a business award. It was interesting to learn as we drove around France that the local roads aren't named as in America but are really directions. When you come to an intersection you see arrowed signs that have the places they go to on them. So coming from opposite directions you might see a different name. Then I started to wonder is that what we did in the U.S. would assume over time instead of the road that goes to Bel Air it became Belair Road (Philadelphia road, Frederick road, etc….)
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By Dorothy E. Hardin | January 26, 2014
Early this month, I shopped at Loehmann's for the last time. The national off-price, fashion retailer chain was bankrupt and liquidating. As a kind of monument to local fashion history and my own past, the Timonium store beckoned me from Pennsylvania for a final shopping trip. It was an emotional experience for this 69-year-old, who first shopped at Loehmann's in spring 1962. A fashionista before the word became trendy, my mother discovered the store on Joppa Road, near our Baltimore County home, and she knew her only daughter would find the perfect prom dress there.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
All lanes have been reopened on MD 150 in Dundalk on Thursday morning after the clearing of an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle, according to Baltimore County Police and the state Department of Transportation. Police said the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on MD 150 in Dundalk at MD 151. The pedestrian had been transported to a local hospital but did not offer additional information. DOT reported at 7:04 a.m. that all eastbound traffic on MD 150 was closed at MD 151, but at around 8:40 a.m. DOT reported the road cleared.
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Lorraine Mirabella | January 6, 2014
Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a chain of Hawaiian coffee and smoothie shops, has opened a store on Joppa Road in Towson. Franchisees Mike and Amanda Pyne have moved up to a permanent location after operating a Maui Wowi mobile cart since 2011. The shop in Radio Park on Joppa Road sells gluten-free smoothies, snacks, baked goods and coffee drinks made with Hawaiian espresso beans. With the mobile cart, the Pynes have worked events such as the Baltimore Grand Prix, fundraisers for Pets on Wheels and John Hopkins Children's Center and the Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival.
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By Peter Jensen | July 11, 2009
Remember when upscale shopping in Towson meant a trip to Hutzler's? Well, you can forget those days. On Wednesday, Louis Vuitton opened in what can only be described as the luxury wing of Towson Town Center. The French designer is to leather handbags and accessories what Taittinger is to champagne and beluga sturgeon are to caviar. Think women's wallets for $535 and a man's billfold for $315 - and that's the cheap stuff. When relatively simple handbags cost more than $2,000, you know you're not in Wal-Mart country anymore.
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December 11, 2013
The Savers thrift store property on East Joppa Road in Parkville sold Wednesday to a regional investment firm for $6.875 million, an agent involved in the transaction said. The 39,500-square foot Savers superstore on the Joppa-Perring retail parcel opened in March. The property previously hosted a Giant, which closed in 2007. The site also has a Checkers Drive-In restaurant.  The 1917-1925 E. Joppa Road property last sold in 2008 for $6.8 million, according to state records.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Two pedestrians were struck and killed by cars in separate incidents in Joppa and Dundalk on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, authorities said. A Baltimore woman who had gotten out of her car Tuesday night after a fender-bender in Joppa was struck and killed by another car as she stood on the shoulder of the highway. Separately, a man was struck and killed by an SUV in Dundalk at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. In Joppa, the woman, identified as Nora Schleicher, 59, had been involved in a crash with another car on Pulaski Highway near Joppa Road, Maryland State Police said.
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