May 3, 2012
Locations, by school zone, of speed cameras in Baltimore County 1. Arbutus Middle School, 1200 block of Sulphur Spring Road (eastbound) 2. Catonsville High School, 400 block of South Rolling Road (both directions) 3. Dulaney High School, 200 block of Padonia Road (southbound) 4. Dundalk Middle School/Dundalk Elementary School, 7000 block of Dunmanway (westbound) 5. Eastern Technical High School, 1100 block of Mace Avenue (both directions) 6. Halstead Academy, 7500 block of Hillsway Road (southbound)
December 12, 2011
Holiday artwork by students from several local schools can be seen these days in store windows throughout downtown Towson. At the invitation of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, students from the schools created seasonal murals on display in storefronts on Pennsylvania and Chesapeake avenues: Local schools involved with the project included Stoneleigh Elementary School, Cockeysville and Dumbarton middle schools and the George Washington Carver...
April 11, 2011
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ticked off the wins from the legislative session Monday, but he warned that losses could be substantial next year. County officials and the local delegation went into the session with a nonpartisan, put-the-county-first philosophy, said Kamenetz, a Democrat and first-year county executive. He credited the strategy with his success in achieving his major legislative priorities — more state aid for schools and economic development. The county will receive more than $6 million for capital improvements at Hampton Elementary School and $2 million for economic development along Liberty Road.
January 20, 2011
First, we had the ongoing concern in Baltimore County Public Schools over the ethics of the Articulated Instruction Module grading system. Then, more recently, we have seen objection to the signage at Ruxton Ridge/West Towson Elementary School as being completely inappropriate to the historical character of the community. As if these two events weren't enough to blacken the eye of the BCPS administration, two more developments have arisen within the last week that make one wonder who is making what decisions, and with what accountability, on issues great and small at Greenwood.
January 10, 2011
The Baltimore County school system will have to spend as much as $7 million more than expected for an addition at one of its high schools, after allowing a construction firm to pull out of the project over a dispute with the architect, leaving only a concrete foundation and 2-foot-high walls behind. Contractor James W. Ancel asked to leave the $20 million project at Milford Mill Academy last year, claiming the architectural drawings supplied by the county were flawed. The school system decided to pay him $7.6 million for the work he performed and for equipment and materials he brought to the site, and then to seek another contractor, calling it the most expedient and sensible resolution.
March 5, 2010
Monique Imes was never one to shun the spotlight. That was true back in the day, when she was just a little girl growing up in Baltimore County. And it's even more true today, now that she's become famous as Mo'Nique, BET talk-show host and Oscar-nominated actress. "Oh yeah, I was maybe four, and I just liked to shake myself in front of everybody," Mo'Nique, 42, recalls with a laugh, just minutes before heading into an Atlanta television studio to tape an episode of her nightly talk show.