Towson residents urge council to reject York Road gas station

October 11, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Tyler McGee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson area families asked the Baltimore County Council last week to stop the construction of a Royal Farms gas station in west Towson. Parents and their children told the council during its meeting that the Royal Farms proposal is bad for the [...]

City approved $660 million package for Port Covington project

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hannah Hildebrandt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Council approved a $660 million tax increment financing (TIF) package this week that moves Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s $5.5 billion Port Covington project one step closer to being built. The bonds – which will be paid [...]

Wegmans opens at Foundry Row; other stores to follow

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Zach Brook Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Wegmans Food Market, Inc., opened a new grocery store at the recently developed Foundry Row shopping center in Owings Mills last week. Wegmans is the first of many retailers that will be opening at the shopping center throughout the next few months. [...]

County approves plan to bring chocolate company to White Marsh

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alicia Reynolds and Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council approved a measure Monday evening that will help Ruxton Chocolates LLC to consolidate its operations into a new 100,000-square-foot facility in White Marsh. The company, which owns Mary Sue Candies and [...]

Gas prices are on the rise

May 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, local gas prices were under the $2 mark at almost every gas station in Baltimore. Now, the prices are starting to rise. According to AAA, gas prices have risen from about $1.95 in March to about $2.09 today. A 14-cent increase in gas can have its effect on everyday life for [...]

Towson business owners conflicted about proposed overlay district

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Marcus Dieterle Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilman David Marks The Baltimore County Council is considering legislation introduced by Councilman David Marks that would develop an overlay district in downtown Towson. The overlay is a special zoning district that would designate the [...]

Annapolis homeless shelter to become restaurant

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Chanda Kumar Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The former Light House Shelter of Annapolis is currently under construction to become a restaurant and culinary training center for homeless people, according to a press release from the nonprofit. Located at 206 West St., the existing structure will [...]

Kamenetz announces transportation priorities

November 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Allison Bazzle Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recently submitted a list of transportation priorities for consideration by the Maryland Department of Transportation. Kamenetz said he wants a plan that will improve the Maryland Transit Administration [...]

BBQ restaurant chain has a mission to serve

October 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Barbalace Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Mission BBQ restaurant donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past year to local and national groups supporting the armed forces and veterans, a company official said. Carol Troutman, the account coordinator at Mission BBQ, said the [...]

Millennials help spark Towson economy and development

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sydney Engelhardt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer New apartment buildings and entertainment venues that are being built in the Towson area are being sparked in part by students who attend Towson University and other colleges, local government and business officials say. Officials who were [...]
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