The Radebaugh family, owners of a 92-year-old floral company based in Towson, have agreed to sell a portion of their property off Aigburth Avenue to Baltimore County for use as a new park.
The county has agreed to purchase 2.36 acres of land at 50 Aigburth Avenue for $1.1 million, according to spokeswoman Ellen Kobler. The Radebaughs signed the agreement Sept. 15, Kobler said. According to state real estate documents, the property is owned by CM and JL Radebaugh Company LLLP.
The money for the purchase will come from Program Open Space, a state land preservation program funded by the real estate transfer tax. Elected officials and advocates said the proposed park, tentatively called Radebaugh Park, will bring open space to the densely populated area. The park would be in the Aigburth Manor neighborhood, which is currently without a park.
“This is a really big deal,” said state Sen. Jim Brochin, a Democrat from Cockeysville. “It will provide the people in East Towson with a really cool park within walking distance.”
Source: County, family seal land sale that will lead to park in Towson – Baltimore Sun
So, if you want to draw a crowd on a college campus, offer up free ice cream. Earlier this week, dozens of students lined up at the ice cream truck parked outside the Towson University Union It was one of the inauguration week events for University President Kim Schatzel. She was out there working the crowd and posing for selfies.
Schatzel will be inaugurated Friday as Towson University’s 14th president. She takes over as the university is seeing record growth and hearing from students who complain of racism and intolerance on campus.
Schatzel was appointed the president of the university in December and has been on campus since January.
Towson may have started as a teacher’s college, but Schatzel wants you to know it’s more than that now. It is the second largest public university in the state, and its biggest provider of health care professionals.
Source: Towson U’s new president needs to manage growth, diversity | WYPR
As part of its construction of Towson Mews, a 34-townhouse project in East Towson, Developer Evergreene Homes has contributed $5,000 to plant trees in nearby Towson Manor Village this fall.
Evergreene broke ground on Towson Mews in April.
Last week, a check for $5,000 made its way to Blue Water Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that will work with members of the Towson Manor Village Community Association to plant about 40 trees in the neighborhood.
“I think it’s a neighborhood that definitely needs some green space,” Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, a Republican who represents Towson, said Sept. 9.
Source: Developer’s $5,000 will pay for new trees in Towson neighborhood – Baltimore Sun
Last week, Bryan Fischer, Vice President of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations (GTCCA) organized a meeting to discuss crime in the Towson area. The meeting included elected officials, Captain Jay Landsman and Sergeant Fink of the Baltimore County Police Department, GTCCA officials, members of Citizens on Patrol (COP) and Towson area community members.
The meeting was held to discuss the perceived spike in crime in Towson. However, crime is no worse this year than prior years but it has been happening in different neighborhoods this year.
Source: Delegate Steve Lafferty, Maryland District 42
Phi Sigma Pi, an academic fraternity at Towson University, is providing free residential cleanup services through early November, depending on weather.
Mulching, gardening/trimming, painting, and any sort of cleaning in/out of the house.
For more information, contact:
Sandra Schenning, service site chair