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March 8, 2012
Here's some recent front-page news: County Executive John Leopold indicted on corruption charges alleging he used county employees to arrange sexual liaisons, pick up campaign checks, investigate political opponents and run personal errands. A county councilman imprisoned for federal tax evasion. Another county councilman using racial slurs during public testimony. A county council unable to select a replacement for a vacant seat leaves thousands of voters without representation.
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EXPLORE
June 5, 2012
Two local residents are among those who will help the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland reach new fundraising heights this week when they rappel off a building in downtown Baltimore for the foundation's third annual Rappel for Kidney Health event. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, June 9, at the 32-story Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Barbara Case, of Timonium, is a pediatric nephrology nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who said she put the rappelling challenge on her "to do" list last year after watching others at the event.
NEWS
February 26, 2012
Baltimore County Council members have finally approved legislation to require the county to post preliminary plans for "Planned Unit Developments" online ("Balto. Co. Council OKs PUD reform" Feb. 22). It's about time. Such projects allow developers to get around certain zoning restrictions by offering defined benefits to the community. In the matter of Mays Chapel Park, the council has decided to usurp the dedicated Recreation and Parks property for the construction of an elementary school without the opportunity for public comment.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
Dozens of Morrell Park residents denounced plans to build a cargo transfer terminal in the neighborhood at a rowdy community meeting Wednesday night. The $90 million facility, where CSX Transportation wants to stack cargo containers on trains, is expected to bring more than 300 tractor-trailers per day through area streets and an adjacent industrial park, and residents expressed a range of concerns, from lowered property values to noise, light and air pollution. "If this comes in we might as well bulldoze the whole community," said Paul DeNoble, a neighborhood resident representing the Morrell Park Community Association.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2010
Elford Jackson stood across from the Yau Bros. carryout on Greenmount Avenue in Waverly Saturday afternoon, on the future site of a neighborhood resource center. The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity purchased the building last April, but considered not moving there after two men were fatally shot and a third was wounded inside the Chinese restaurant in March last year. But two more killings last week on Greenmount Avenue, including another in the same carryout, prompted the fraternity members to change their minds again.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
Bob Johnston was giving his 21-month-old son, T.J., a bath in his home on Windsor Mill Road in Franklintown the night of Dec. 18 when he felt "a god-awful shaking" and looked outside. Three lawns away, a large van had crashed into a neighbor's home. In Johnston's front yard, a small tree decorated for Christmas was in disarray. "I saw all the balls that my wife put on the tree on the ground, and I thought, 'He went right through the yard,'" Johnston said. The van, registered to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, had actually driven through three yards, gone airborne off a 6-foot embankment and clipped the home of Samuel Johnson, who said he heard "a loud boom along with a lot of screeching" before he jumped off his couch and ran toward the rear of his home.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones Bonbrest, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2010
Surrounded on three sides by water with breathtaking views, it's easy to see why residents cherish the neighborhood of Cape St. Claire. Located in Anne Arundel County on the shores of the Little Magothy River, the Magothy River, the Chesapeake Bay and Deep Creek, the community is called home by almost 8,000 residents giving it the feel of a small town. "One of the things I love is once you get off the freeway and you go back into Cape St. Claire you could be living in a small town anywhere.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
Shirley Gregory of Dundalk takes pride in her home, but unwelcome visitors have sometimes thwarted efforts to keep her yard tidy. When she and her husband had a brick patio laid, it wasn't long until the bricks were caving into the ground. Rats had burrowed in a nearby yard and dug tunnels into Gregory's property. "I was, like, shocked - that's what a rat did," said Gregory, president of the St. Helena Community Association. "Well, more than one rat. Quite a few rats. " Gregory was one of more than 100 people who turned out Saturday morning for a community cleanup.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2011
Verizon restored 911 service to Howard County customers late Monday evening, police said. Police had asked residents to use an alternate emergency number for several hours before announcing just before 11 p.m. that Verizon had fixed a technical glitch. Some residents who attempted to dial 911 from landlines received a fast busy signal. County police spread word of the problem using recorded phone messages. Police said they were uncertain how many people had experienced the problem but were alerted to it when a nursing home staff member in Columbia failed to get through on an emergency call.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2010
Cattail Creek residents voted 90-3 to accept a Howard County negotiated settlement with their developers over a nightmarish, years-long sewage disposal problem. But now they face a new issue. The residents have dropped their private lawsuit as part of the agreement that will pay each participant thousands of dollars, but one of the development partners for the upscale Glenwood retirement community is demanding they pay for operating the replacement sewage system built in February 2009 to replace one that never worked.
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