Local Happenings

Local group keeps baby bottoms clean

October 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Christina Billos Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Kate Nolan Bryden, co-founder of diaperSHARE, shows how open packs of diapers are repackaged to make a set of 25.Photo by Christina Billos When Kate Nolan Bryden learned that many Maryland families are in desperate need of diapers for their [...]

New nature center to open next year

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian Jett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The residents of Roland Park will have a new environmental and nature center in April 2016, the Baltimore County Council announced early last week. The Lake Roland Nature and Environmental Education Center will be located in Lake Roland Park, formerly [...]

Panelists argue over police accountability

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Allison Bazzle Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A group of Maryland political activists clashed with former law enforcement officials Tuesday evening during a panel discussion at Towson University that examined police accountability. Some panelists called for stricter laws that hold police [...]

County opens new complex for ‘chronically homeless’ men

October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Lauren McMillan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The first permanent housing project for chronically homeless men in Baltimore County is now open and ready to be lived in. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week for the Prospect Place Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Apartments, a permanent [...]

Gentrification does not occur by accident, law professor says

October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caitlin Moynihan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Dr. Wendell PritchettPhoto from Penn Law School The gentrification of city neighborhoods does not happen by accident, but rather is the consequence of government policy and free market forces, an expert on urban planning said during a speech at [...]

Chamber of Commerce director stays busy on the job

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sam Shelton Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Nancy Hafford Nancy Hafford doesn’t know the meaning of working a “nine-to-five.” As executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, Hafford’s job keeps her constantly on the move, jumping between meetings and community events. “My [...]

New neutering center eases tension with animal rights group

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By D. Chris Draughn Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County’s new Spay/Neuter Center in Dundalk has helped ease tensions with a local animal rights group that had demanded improvements to the county’s animal shelter and changes on its euthanasia policy. Sarah Hardy, the president of [...]

Artisans show off the stuff that is Made in Baltimore

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caitlin Moynihan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimorean vendors and artisans set up shop on 16 W. North Ave. to showcase their handiwork during the Industrial Arts Collective’s “Made In Baltimore” pop-up store that ran from Aug. 8 until Sunday. Vendors and artisans alike displayed [...]

African American culture on display during Baltimore festival

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Maxine Rishton Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The 19th annual African American Cultural Festival held Sept. 19 at Towson Court Patriots Plaza hosted a series of stations dedicated to different aspects of African American culture, all ranging from business, clothes, food and music for the people [...]

Who’s the man behind the cheese steak

April 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Joe Robertson A young college student walks into a small white building along York Road as the sound of steak sizzling on the grill permeates the air. The owner of The Real Thing puts down his spatulas to greet the customer, a Towson University student who eats at the restaurant so often that he [...]
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