Saturday, May 18, 2013
A Towson professor writes about recent scandals plaguing the Obama administration, and a Patient First spokesman shares tips on dealing with stress at work.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts this week on Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Do you want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or anything else that strikes your fancy? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our front page. A walk in the park: Joe Stewart writes about a walking tour of Baltimore's Clifton Park. A Quick Early-on Handicapping of Obama Administration Scandals: Watch, but Don’t Bet: Towson professor Richard Vatz writes that controversy surrounding the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate, above all, "exist forever and not reflect well on [President Barack Obama] and his presidency." Take Steps Now to Reduce Northeast Overcrowding: County Councilman David Marks writes about school …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
This week's posts also include a defense of media critic Howard Kurtz and a Dundalk reader questioning the honor of county officials.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts from Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Want to share your own thoughts on local sports, politics, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. Baltimore County Fire refuses to enhance Command Staff following Death of Firefighter: Following the recent death of firefighter Gene Kirchner, Jonathan D. Hart looks back on recommendations made following Baltimore County's last firefighter death. Defending Howard Kurtz: the Best Media Critic in American Journalism: Towson professor Richard Vatz writes about the media critic and CNN host, who recently resigned from The Daily Beast. Where Has the Honor Gone? Maybe There Never Was Any Honor: Juanita …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here are a few of the top posts this week in Local Voices for Baltimore city and county.
Here are a few of this week's top Local Voices posts from our Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Got something to get off your chest about politics, entertainment, sports or anything else? Click Start a Blog under the top stories your Patch's front page. Jump: How does the Bible tell us to respond to challenges? Miracle on Chestnut Street: How the U.S. Constitution Created the Most Successful Country in the World: Larry Smith writes about America's governing document. Baltimore Waterworks History: Joe Stewart shares photos of Baltimore's early drinking water infrastructure. Building Bridges…Shaping Futures: A county economic development staffer blogs about a recent youth symposium.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here are a few of the top posts this week in Local Voices.
Here are a few of the best Local Voices posts this week on Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Want to get something off your chest about politics, crime, sports, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. First New Perry Hall Park and Trail in a Decade: County Councilman David Marks writes about funding to complete Gough Park that's included in the next fiscal year's county budget RINGING REBUKE — Maryland named No. 2 abuser of federal free cellphone program: Alan Z. Forman writes about FCC officials' admission in congressional testimony that twice as many cell phones are distributed under the agency's lifeline program than there are people who qualify for them. Worried about How …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Gene Kirchner, 25, has been a member of the company for nine years, and was injured while fighting a fire Wednesday morning at a home at 19 Hanover Road, Reisterstown.
Gene Kirchner, 25, began his career with the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company when he was only 14. "He has been a member for nine years. He is very smart, intelligent individual. He is a very key part of our company," said Assistant Chief Craig Hewitt, pausing frequently. "He is one of our key responders. He is here all the time." On Wednesday, however, Kirchner is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma after he was injured fighting an early-morning fire at a home in the unit block of Hanover Road. Having a key member injured is emotionally difficult for the company, so firefighters, family members and friends have gathered at the station. "Everybody's grouping together, coming together as a whole, supporting each other," Hewitt…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Here are the top posts this week on Local Voices in Baltimore city and county.
Here are some of the top posts on Local Voices from Baltimore city and county Patch sites this week. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Click Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch's homepage. Sensible Spring Grove Redevelopment: Paul Dongarra writes about alternatives for the long-planned Promenade development in Catonsville. Franchot: Public Conversation on Towson University Sports Is Imperative: Comptroller Peter Franchot cautioned that Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to spend $300,000 in state funds to revive Towson University baseball sets a bad precedent. Ruppersberger Encourages Tax Filers to Use Free Prep Clinics: With April 15 drawing nearer, the congressman highlights the Internal …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Here are the top posts this week on Local Voices in Baltimore city and county.
Here are some of the top posts on Local Voices from Baltimore city and county Patch sites this week. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Click Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch's homepage. Huff Trial Set For April: The Baltimore County councilman, a Lutherville Republican, was arrested in February on drunken-driving related charges. Betrayal and Foregiveness ... Holy Week: Chris Shea writes about biblical stories relevant for holy week. Seasons Greetings: North Baltimore reader Joe Stewart offers a poem for Easter and Passover. Legislation To Change The Referendum Process Means Voter Suppression: Del. Eric Bromwell discusses his opposition to reforming the process. Gymnasts Raise $3,000 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Officer William S. Kern was charged with two misdemeanors stemming from the February incident in Owings Mills.
(Updated 1:56 p.m.)—A Baltimore City police officer has been indicted in Baltimore County on misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office said. Officer William S. Kern, 46, allegedly shot a University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee in the head during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills in February. The grand jury indictment identifies the trainee as Raymond Northern Gray. Gray was critically injured. "We continue to cooperate with all outside agencies involved in this extensive investigation," city Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in a statment. "Meanwhile, as we come to grips with this terrible incident, our own comprehensive …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Baltimore County Police are not investigating the death.
(Update 5:17 p.m.)— A Baltimore County employee is dead following unknown circumstances. Baltimore County police are not investigating the death, and referred all questions to the county's office of communications. A 911 call came from the former Gunpowder Falls Golf Course, at 11101 Raphael Road in Kingsville midday Monday, said Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman. The employee, a 57-year-old man, worked for the property management division of Baltimore County's Office of Budget and Finance. The county has not released additional details about the death. Kobler said no further information is being released until the county receives a report from the medical examiner's office. Stay with Patch for updates.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts in Baltimore city and county.
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from our Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Click "Start a Blog" under the top stories on your Patch homepage. Control issues in our lives: Chris Shea writes about dealing with everyday stress. Kamenetz To Propose Armed Security In County’s 105 Elementary Schools: Buzz Beeler writes about liability issues he feels would be raised by putting armed security in schools. Perry Hall Community Garden Registration Begins: Mark Patro writes about plans for a community garden in Perry Hall. Navigating The Grocery Store: A Greater Baltimore Medical Center dietician shares tips for National Nutrition Month. The Path Out of …