1000 Friends Eyes Future of Pikesville

Mel Mintz and Howard Needle have high expectations for the future of the Pikesville Armory. At a community meeting at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Sept. 6, they said the future of Pikesville hinges largely on a successful revitalization of the military complex. Mintz and Needle, co-founders of the community… Read More

Vicki Almond, Jim Brochin Tackle Campaign Contribution Issues

Members of the Baltimore County Council are scheduled to vote on two bills Monday proposed by Councilwoman Vicki Almond that aim to improve government transparency and accountability. Almond, a Reisterstown Democrat, is seeking to prohibit all campaign contributions during the county’s Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) — the time during which the county addresses rezoning… Read More

A New Beginning With Rosewood acquisition, Stevenson plans expansion

On a recent spring day, the branches of overgrown trees stretch to a picture- perfect blue sky through weathered roofs that have crumbled or been scorched by flames from multiple fires. Scores of shattered panels on glass windows gape, and debris from the once stately stone-and-brick structures line the ground. “You will DIE JOHN,” reads… Read More

Baltimore County Votes Against ICE Cooperation Bill

The Baltimore County Council effectively killed a bill that would have required the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program with a 5-2 vote on Monday to table the measure, which sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The legislation called for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Seasons to Open Late Summer

Seasons, a New York-based kosher supermarket chain, is set to open its much-anticipated Pikesville store “late this summer,” according to Zachary Richards, regional director of operations for the upscale specialty food grocer. Plans for the store, at 1628 Reisterstown Road, were announced nearly three years ago. “I think most people are excited, and I’m absolutely… Read More

Jewish Community Split on Baltimore County ICE Bill

A Baltimore County Council bill that would require the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program has sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The proposed legislation, which was introduced by the county’s three Republican council members on May 1, calls for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

County to Reassess Pikesville Commercial District

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Councilwoman Vicki Almond announced last week that the Baltimore County Planning Department will survey the Pikesville commercial revitalization district over the next year and a half, and the survey will be used to update the 2003 revitalization plan for the area. “I was actively involved in the 2003 revitalization… Read More

JT Exclusive: Costco and Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More

Seasons Next Season?

While contractors are working inside the future home of Seasons kosher market to install electrical and plumbing systems, officials remain tight-lipped on an opening date for the store, which has been in the works for about three years. A series of delays combined with little public information from Seasons has left the community in the… Read More

An Uncertain Future As new developments take off in Owings Mills, mall site remains a question mark

Wrecking balls and bulldozers have ripped through the walls, roof and foundation that housed Owings Mills Mall, leaving the once-premier upscale Baltimore shopping center a shadow of its former self. A pile of mostly dust and rubble now, the mall appears to be the last piece of the equation for what is likely to become,… Read More