BCPS to revisit new heat-closure policy

Baltimore County Public Schools’ board of education passed its new heat-closure policy on August 9. But the board will be reviewing that policy at this Tuesday’s...

Is Gov. Hogan about to mandate that schools start after Labor Day?

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office says he and Gov. Larry Hogan will make “an important announcement regarding Maryland’s public school starting...

Juice bar coming to Anneslie, Stoneleigh

First a Starbucks and now a juice bar. The corner of York Road and Regester Avenue is springing back to life. Pure Raw Juice says it will open a location in the spot that used...

Two parcels of land on Charles Street in Towson to be rezoned to deter development

The lawn in front of Baltimore County schools’ headquarters, which is a popular sledding hill, will be “downzoned” to deter future development on it, said...

County says it won’t move workers into Presbyterian Home in Towson

Baltimore County officials said today they will not pursue the idea of moving about 200 county employees into the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Southland Hills. The...

Dallas Dance discusses new grading and heat-closure policies

Bryan Nehman did an interesting interview with Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance this morning. They first discussed the new grading policy, which...

Will schools without AC be closed for next week and a half?

If I’m reading policies and charts correctly, it looks like schools in Baltimore County that don’t have air conditioning (I’m looking at you, Dumbarton...

Vote to make Muslim holy days school holidays fails in Baltimore County

The Baltimore County school board tonight voted against a new policy that would have closed schools for two Muslim holy days. Dr. Bash Pharoan has worked for more than a...

Homework and behavior won’t affect grades under new BCPS policy

Baltimore County Public Schools’ new “Grading & Reporting Procedures Manual” says that homework and behavior in class will not affect students’...

David Marks denies zoning change for 101 York development

The developers who wanted to build a 20-story complex called 101 York in the Towson Triangle received a major setback today. Councilman David Marks said he will not approve...

Details on BCPS’ heat-closure policy and spring break

A reader recently asked: “Do you know if the new BCPS heat-closure policy will affect both non-AC and schools with AC? One thing I read said that only non-AC schools...

Starbucks coming to York and Regester

A Starbucks spokesperson has confirmed that the coffee chain will open a store at the northwest corner of York Road and Regester Avenue, which is now the site of a vacant...

Two recent stabbings in Towson, other crimes

Baltimore County Police say there have been two stabbings this past week in the Towson area. The most recent occurred on Monday afternoon on York Road just north of Gittings...

Free haircut, color, makeover from SASS Salon on York Road

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to your hair and overall style? Interested in a change but not sure what it should be? SASS Salon on York Road and The Towson Flyer can...

Some Towson Triangle green space to be protected, 101 York project still viable

Councilman David Marks said today he will change the zoning of some land inside the Towson Triangle — which is bordered by York Road, Bosley Avenue and Towsontown...

Towson residents to hold “emergency” meeting Wednesday about development

Towson residents who are wary of zoning changes that would allow large-scale development in the Towson Triangle — the area near the American Legion just off York Road...

Cunningham’s Cafe in Towson seeking info on tip thief

Cunningham’s has posted the following message on Facebook: Hi Facebook friends! Does anyone have any information on recent tip jar theft in Towson? Our baristas have had...

County and developer negotiating over Presbyterian Home in Towson

Baltimore County and Caves Valley are in negotiations to turn the historic Presbyterian Home, located in Towson’s Southland Hills neighborhood, into office space....

BCPS wants to get rid of “gifted and talented” label

Liz Bowie of The Baltimore Sun has an interesting story about Baltimore County Public School’s plan to stop using the term “gifted and talented,” and the...

Citizen and police motorcade in Towson for National Night Out

Citizens on Patrol says: On Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, a fire and police vehicle motorcade will parade through Towson for National Night Out.  A special Baltimore County...