Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Seventeen restaurants are offering deals and discounts until April 23.
Catonsville Restaurant Week kicked off on April 17 today and continues through Monday, April 23. This week all 17 participating area restaurants are offering special menu items and dining discounts. The event is sponsored by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Coupons range from 20 percent off an entire check to half-price dishes. You can print coupons at the Chamber of Commerce website. Participating restaurants include:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Antonio Martinez was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
A U.S. District Court judge Friday sentenced Antonio Martinez to 25 years in prison for his role in attempting to set off a bomb at a Catonsville military recruiting center in December of 2010. The bomb was a fake and was part of an FBI sting. Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in October 2011. He was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property. The 22-year-old Baltimore man was arrested by FBI agents on Dec. 8, 2010 after he attempted to set off the fake bomb in an SUV in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center on Baltimore National Pike. Martinez had been under surveillance for months after a confidential informant alerted FBI …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Baltimore County readers weigh in on the news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Baltimore County Patch sites this week, flocking most to stories about St. Agnes planning to buy the property of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, Wegman's saying that the Owings Mills Mall was not a “desirable” location for one its stores, and several Baltimore County residents asking planning board members to curb development. Residents to Planning Board: Curb Development. “A huge thank you to those Paradise residents who spoke in opposition to the S. Belle Grove proposal. This area is not only historic, but one of the few truly beautiful spots left in Paradise.” - Stuart Merenbloom Community Responds to St. Agnes/Gibbons News. "This just goes along with all the other lies we were told when the Arch […
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Vigil is part of the the 40 Days for Life campaign.
Opponents of abortion have set up outside the Hillcrest Clinic in Catonsville as part of a prayer vigil campaign that will last 40 days. Residents from various towns throughout the region have volunteered to stand outside the Catonsville clinic, which has been operating since 1973 and was the first independent abortion clinic in the area, according to its website. On Thursday morning, a dozen people held rosary prayer beads, signs, talked and prayed. As people entered and exited the parking lot in their cars, some people joined their hands in prayer and mouthed words as they drove away. The 40 Days for Life campaign started in Texas in 2007 and has grown to 422 cities and several countries. Catonsville resident and vigil co-organizer Ann …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Group wants to recruit residents in Catonsville, Southwest Baltimore county who have had continuous outages.
A group of Howard County residents who have started a petition calling for an investigation into power outages in the county hope to grow their cause to neighboring communities. The group Reliability4HoCo, which has a Facebook page, has started a petition calling for an investigation by the state Public Service Commission into what the organization contends is a large number of outages in certain areas of Howard County. The movement has grown since spring 2011 after resident Cathy Eshmont started to question the large number of power outages she was experiencing in her Ellicott City home off of Baltimore National Pike. The group has hosted several meetings, including several with BGE, but is not satisfied that its issues are being …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The best and most interesting stories from Baltimore County Patch sites in the last week.
Here are the big stories out of Baltimore County that you may have missed on Patch this week: Foundry Row Developer Says It Can Fix Reisterstown Road Traffic A debate is brewing in Owings Mills over development, with traffic being of central concern. Glyndon-Based Courage Lion Program Continues to Pick Up Steam Behind President John Ramming and support from communities across the country, Duffy, the Courage Lion, is having an impact on more ailing children every day. Baltimore County Budget Could Grow by $47 Million The county's budget could grow by 3 percent next year under a recommendation approved by the County Council's Spending Affordability Committee. Man Shot, Killed by Police After Patrol Car Stolen A man was shot and killed by …