April 21, 2013
Baltimore County police say two men have been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred at the Charles Village Pub in Towson on Saturday. Police said Nicholas Jarrad Jones, 22, of the 700 block of Richwood Avenue, Baltimore, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault. On Sunday he was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Robert Lee Blackshire II, 21, of the 6800 block of Barnett Road, in the Glendale area, was charged with second-degree assault and is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $7,500 bail.
April 20, 2013
A man was stabbed and two other people were injured in an early-morning fight in the second floor of Charles Village Pub in Towson, Baltimore County Police said Saturday. According to police, a man was stabbed, a second man received minor cuts to his hand, and a woman was injured when she fell. All three were taken to area hospitals, and police said their injuries were not life threatening. Charles Village Pub Owner Melony Wagner said the bar manager, Jason Jankiewicz, reported that the fight took “less than 45 seconds.” According to Wagner, a large man shoved a smaller man, and the smaller man allegedly pulled a knife and cut the large man in his shoulder.
April 17, 2013
The developer of a vacant lot in Charles Village owned by the Johns Hopkins University has decided not to build a grocery store there. The university supports the decision about the site, at the corner of St. Paul and E. 33rd streets, said a statement released Wednesday by Armada Hoffler, the lead developer of the 1.1-acre site. The other firms involved are Beatty Development Group LLC and Skye Hospitality LLC. The development group, 3200StPaul, has met with residents of Charles Village and the surrounding communities in recent weeks to solicit their thoughts on how the land should be used.
April 16, 2013
Absentee ballots must be received at Stonehouse by no later than 4 p.m. on Friday April 19. But here's the problem: I haven't received mine yet (as of Monday April 15), and I've heard that I am not alone. If/when they do arrive, even if we complete them and drop them in outgoing mail immediately, they may miss the deadline. Voting can be done in person this week, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. I just voted. So if you can't make it to the official elections on Saturday (between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
April 16, 2013
As a member of the Wilde Lake Village Board, Nancy McCord has truly "been there" for Wilde Lake residents. She has fully earned my household's vote to represent Wilde Lake on the Columbia Council. Nancy has "been there" at a whopping 100 percent of the board's meetings, listening to her constituents, asking discerning questions, and working collegially with her fellow board members. Nancy's sterling record stands in sharp contrast to the hit-and-miss record of her opponent, who attended only 10 of the Village Board's 17 meetings this fiscal year.
April 12, 2013
A two-alarm fire burned three homes in the city's Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood on Friday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene in the 1100 block of Ward St. shortly after 6 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames, a dispatcher said. The fire extended to three homes — all of which were believed to be vacant — before being brought under control at 7:12 a.m., the dispatcher said. No injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters, he said.