Green Towson Alliance to recognize native planting

By Courtney McGee Baltimore Sun Media | Apr 06, 2021 I am so happy that spring is here! I’m enjoying seeing new signs of life emerging daily. Anneslie resident Beth Miller invited me to come see her woodland garden and learn a bit about native plants (defined as plants that were here before European colonization). … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance to recognize native planting”

Green Towson Alliance spent 2020 living up to its name

By COURTNEY MCGEE BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA | JAN 26, 2021 In a stressful world, peaceful time in the great outdoors can soothe the soul. I’m thankful for the efforts of Green Towson Alliance for its vigilance in keeping our community’s green spaces healthy and beautiful. Undeterred by the pandemic, GTA members have continued activities that can be … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance spent 2020 living up to its name”

Opponents to affordable housing development in Towson say project would further erode historic Black neighborhood

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Sun Media | Nov 20, 2020 Its history is linked indelibly to the Historic East Towson neighborhood in which it was erected: it is Towson’s oldest African-American church and second-oldest congregation, built by Black neighborhood residents who purchased the land after their worship for decades was relegated to each other’s homes, … Continue reading “Opponents to affordable housing development in Towson say project would further erode historic Black neighborhood”

Baltimore County appeals board halts Lake Roland project over ‘severely overburdened’ sewer line

Baltimore County officials have stopped a proposal to transform a tiny Falls Road shopping strip near Lake Roland Park into a cluster of apartments, restaurants and offices because the sewer system is inadequate. The Baltimore County Board of Appeals recently upheld a judge’s rejection of a plan created by the Bluestem development team, which includes Baltimore-based … Continue reading “Baltimore County appeals board halts Lake Roland project over ‘severely overburdened’ sewer line”

Baltimore County Appeals Board upholds thumbs-down on Bluestem Village

“Woefully inadequate” public sewers – halting a development project near Lake Roland – are reaffirmed as a growing public health problem The plan to turn six acres adjacent to Lake Roland into a large-scale apartment and retail complex has been dealt another blow. The Baltimore County Board of Appeals announced, during recent oral deliberations, that … Continue reading “Baltimore County Appeals Board upholds thumbs-down on Bluestem Village”

Radebaugh Park in Towson enters second stage of construction

Grading work at Radebaugh Park in Towson is complete, and construction of park amenities will begin soon, according to an update from the Green Towson Alliance. The work so far involved removing industrial materials like concrete and piping, as the site was once home to greenhouses used by Radebaugh Florists, grading the land into two … Continue reading “Radebaugh Park in Towson enters second stage of construction”

In rare move, judge rejects development, citing Baltimore County’s sewer problems

Bluestem Village is disapproved because of infrastructure deficiencies in the Lake Roland area In a decision considered unprecedented in Baltimore County, a large-scale development has been disapproved on the grounds that it would negatively impact on the county’s overburdened sewage system. Construction of Bluestem Village, an apartment and retail complex proposed along Falls Road at … Continue reading “In rare move, judge rejects development, citing Baltimore County’s sewer problems”

Baltimore County reports a sewage spill it claims really didn’t happen

Baltimore County has rebuilt a stacked manhole that environmental activists say spewed raw sewage earlier this month at Lake Roland, a popular water recreation and nature park in north Baltimore. County officials, however, say their quick action to replace the manhole’s missing bricks and clean up the site after a story in The Brew should … Continue reading “Baltimore County reports a sewage spill it claims really didn’t happen”

Baltimore County says it is unaware of sewage spill at Lake Roland

A citizens group says that sewage spewing out of a manhole last week at Lake Roland posed a health risk to park users and demonstrates the need for urgent sewer upgrades in the area. The “blowout” of Manhole 6883 west of the park’s dam represents evidence of what Green Towson Alliance calls a ticking time … Continue reading “Baltimore County says it is unaware of sewage spill at Lake Roland”