March 21, 2013
Editor: Sometimes I ask myself "Why do I care?" I know Royal Farm wants to expand a gas station on Route 152 in an area without public water and sewer. Gas stations leak dangerous chemicals and folks drink well water. The combination of chemicals in drinking water can't be good. I care if there is a gas station near my water supply. Allowing a gas station to expand in this location is a bad idea because it is "non conforming. " A few years ago, the Harford County Council passed legislation against expansion of non conforming gas stations.
March 7, 2013
A Severn man was charged with attempted robbery after attempting to steal from the cash register of a Royal Farms store in Linthicum Tuesday night, police said. Sherman Jerome Artis, 50, pretended to make a purchase at the store located in the 400 block of Camp Meade Road South when police say he reached over the counter and struggled with the clerk. He then fled the scene at approximately 10:42 p.m. in a gold-colored Buick without obtaining any money, according to police. Detectives from the Northern District witnessed the incident and detained Artis on Williams Road in Ferndale, where he was positively identified by the store's clerk as the suspect, officials said.
February 3, 2013
Super Bowl commercials are nearly as anticipated as the game, and local companies grabbing some of that attention Sunday included Royal Farms and Union Memorial Hospital. Advertisers know the Super Bowl is one of the best-watched programs of the year — and they're willing to pay for the opportunity, as much as $4 million this year for a 30-second spot. For area advertisers, it's arguably an even better opportunity when the local team is playing. "It's a chance to reach well over a million of their clients or customers," says Jay Newman, president of WJZ. "There's no event that will air on television that will come close to the numbers the Super Bowl will reach.
December 31, 2012
A robber struck a Royal Farms in Fells Point on Sunday night, leaving with a peculiar payday that only a sweet tooth could covet. The man, described as a black man in his 40s with a light beard, about 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds, wearing a red jacket with white lettering over a black hooded sweat shirt, entered the convenience store sometime before 7:43 p.m., police said. He walked down the candy aisle, pulled out a bag and began sticking boxes of candy into the bag, police said.
September 25, 2012
The owner of Middle River's Bengies Drive-In Theatre is appealing a judge's decision to set aside a jury award of $838,000 in a case involving lights from a nearby Royal Farms store. An attorney for Bengies owner D. Edward Vogel said the appeal of Baltimore Circuit Judge Robert Cahill's ruling was filed this week. In his Sept. 13 order, Cahill dismissed a jury's finding that light from the Royal Farms store interfered with operation of the 56-year-old Bengies. In his opinion, Cahill said Vogel and his attorneys did not provide enough evidence to back up such a claim.
June 26, 2012
Baltimore County Police say two men were arrested and charged in a robbery that occurred Sunday, June 24, at the Royal Farms store on Falls Road. The incident occurred in the 6000 block on Falls Road, at 5:31 a.m. June 24. According to the police report, Thomas James Busard, 19, of the 3300 block of Paine Street, and Michael Robert Blevins, 19, of the 1300 block of West 42nd Street, were arrested and charged with robbery, armed robbery, and assault after fleeing Royal Farms robbery.