The Towson Fourth of July parade has been a staple in the community for nearly eight decades, run with consistency by a dedicated committee of longtime volunteers.
But in recent years, some of those members stepped down, and the committee had trouble finding new volunteers.
So this year, the parade committee is turning to a partnership with the Towson Chamber of Commerce ensure the popular Independence Day celebration is viable for years to come.
via Towson July 4th parade committee in search of volunteers – baltimoresun.com.
Towson University would like to take this opportunity to alert you that Osler Drive, between Towsontowne Blvd. and Cross Campus Drive, will be closed beginning Monday, March 17 at midnight for the installation of a pedestrian bridge. Once construction begins, the road must remain closed 24 hours a day until bridge installation is complete. Eastbound emergency vehicles will be rerouted to Emerson Drive through the West Village Commons area of campus then back on to Osler Drive.
The work day is anticipated to be from 7 a.m. to 7:30pm. Osler Drive is scheduled to reopen on Friday, March 21 with intermittent lane closures. The media will be notified of the Osler Drive closing so that commuters are aware and can avoid the area. As might be expected, weather
conditions could affect the installation and road closure schedule. If the bridge installation schedule changes because of inclement weather, we will notify you immediately and provide an updated work schedule.
If you have any questions about the Osler Drive road closing, please contact Ray Feldmann at 410-704-4672.
Towson, Maryland February 25, 2014 – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Maryland Department of Planning have designated Towson a sustainable community. Towson now qualifies to apply for state funds for projects that advance commercial revitalization, provide financing to small businesses, support business retention and attraction, and encourage home ownership.
“We are pleased that the state has recognized Towson’s tremendous potential as vibrant place to live, work and play,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “The County’s Department of Planning has been working with the community to help identify key projects where state and County investment can complement the $770 million of private investment in downtown Towson.”
via Baltimore County Md. News – Towson Named a Sustainable Community.
In the face of education and community issues that stretch across traditional neighborhood lines, leaders in the Loch Raven area have joined forces to resurrect the dormant Loch Raven Community Council.
“It’s been defunct for a number of years,” Councilman David Marks, who represents the area, said. “I wanted to bring it back because I think there’s a real value in having the community organizations talking to one another. I also think there are some common issues that need to be addressed.”
Fourteen community members from organizations that represent Glendale-Glenmont, Hillendale and Hillendale Park, Loch Hill, Loch Raven Village, Oakleigh Manor and Ridgely Manor attended the a meeting on Jan. 27, which Marks said was held to get an idea of whether those community members thought it was a good idea.
via Loch Raven communities resurrect defunct umbrella council – baltimoresun.com.
Baltimore County police were called early Saturday to the Torrent Lounge in Towson, which opened Friday, after someone discharged pepper spray inside, causing some patrons to cough and vomit.
Officers were called at 12:44 a.m. to the nightclub in the 500 block of York Road for a disturbance. Police said a customer discharged a can of pepper spray inside the club. A medic unit also responded, but police officials said no one was taken to the hospital.
via Police called to Torrent Lounge in Towson early Saturday – baltimoresun.com.