Thursday, May 2, 2013
The group will hold a rally to save the North Point Government Center on Saturday.
Dundalk United members will continue their efforts to save the North Point Government Center by staging a rally Saturday at the four corners of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue. Government center supporters and any citizen against the sale of any park land are invited to participate, according to community member Karen Cruz, who also serves as the president of the Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association. Participants are encouraged to make and bring signs with messages about the importance of saving the well-used center and park. The rally will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Organizers hope to attract enough people to put crowds on each corner of the intersection as well as to line the length of the building. The group will also continue to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Dundalk resident Linda Gossman explores the many definitions and types of political corruption; begs for better decisions from elected leaders.
Tuesday, April 30
Dundalk Patch received the following letter from Dundalk resident Linda Gossman: Dear Citizens of Dundalk, On Monday, 4/15/2013, I attended the Baltimore County Council meeting. I went to speak out against two topics: the sale of the North Point Government Center and Bill 20-13, storm water remediation fee or better known as the “Rain Tax.” Unfortunately, the BCC voted to approve this new tax. Before the final vote was taken, Councilman John Olszewski, Sr., who represents the 7th District, asked a question of Vince Gardina who presented this bill to the council. He asked, “Isn’t it true, 9 other counties have adopted this bill?” Also, “Isn’t it true if we do not adopt this bill, Baltimore County will not receive state funding for our roads…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Members of Dundalk United and Save the North Point Government Center are working tirelessly to save a much-used recreation center and park.
While many in the Greater Dundalk believe the proposed sale of the North Point Government Center and its 27 acres of parkland is a done deal, others are working tirelessly to save a facility they believe cannot be adequately replaced. The following is a message left by administrators of the Save the North Point Government Center Facebook page: "It's a PARK, it's a PARK, it's a PARK, it's a PARK, it's a PARK ... a 27 acre PARK in the heart of Dundalk and it BELONGS to us!! Don't sell our PARK!!! STOP the sale of the NORTH POINT GOVERNMENT CENTER!!! We don't need another shopping Center, save our PARK!!! Dundalk United!!!! We won't FORGET!!!" Dundalk Patch will try to post a community quote or message each day regarding the importance of the…
Dundalk resident Ron Schaeffer thinks residents deserve a meeting with Baltimore County Exeecutive Kevin Kamenetz regarding the proposed sale of Dundalk parkland.
Monday, April 15
Dundalk Patch received the following letter from long-time Dundalk resident Ron Schaeffer: "Questions for Kevin" It has recently been noted in the press that County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has been engaging in "coffee meetings" with community leaders (a/k/a "Coffee with Kevin"). In light of County Executive Kamenetz's heavy-handed dealing with the Dundalk community in his effort to sell the North Point Government Center and the 28 acres of quality parkland on which the center is located, I would prefer to take a pass on the coffee and instead have Mr. Kamenetz answer the following “Questions for Kevin:” 1. Whose brainstorm was it to place the North Point Government Center property on the market? Was it bureaucrat; a politician or a …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The North Point Government Center has been put up for sale, and bids are due by April 5.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
From noon to 2 p.m., residents will gather at Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue in support of keeping the buildings open.
Community residents hoping to save the North Point Government Center and Eastwood Elementary Magnet School will hold a rally Saturday morning. Any resident wishing to join the gathering is encouraged to make a sign and bring it to wave at the corner of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue from noon to 2 p.m. The rally was announced Jan. 12 at a meeting held by the newly organized Dundalk United, a community group created to present a unified voice concerning recent county decisions regarding the two Dundalk properties. "Presenting a united front to the county government and school board (is) important," organizers wrote on the Save the North Point Government Center Facebook page. Children are encouraged to attend the rally, which will take …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Dundalk residents are not happy with plans to sell the North Point Government Center and to close Eastwood Elementary Magnet School.
It was anything but quiet in the North Point Library meeting room Saturday morning. More than 125 people packed the room to air their concerns about recent Baltimore County decisions to close Eastwood Elementary Magnet School and sell the North Point Government Center property at the corner of Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue. Emotions ran high among residents who said they are tired of being ignored, tired of being lied to and tired of being told by outsiders what's best for their community. And most of all, they said, they are tired of closed-door meetings in which major community decisions are made without community input. "We're pretty tired of people not giving us a say, not asking our opinion and having other people tell us what's …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Dundalk community residents will gather to discuss their plans regarding recent Baltimore County Government decisions to close a school and community/government center.
Dundalk United, a newly formed multi-community coalition, will hold a public meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd. Community leaders will be on hand to discuss recent Baltimore County government decisions regarding the sale of the North Point Government Center property and the closure of Eastwood Elementary School. The following statement was issued by the group: "If you are concerned about the future of our community, the quality of education for our children, and want to see the Baltimore County Government and school system engage with the community with regard to their plans and proposal for us, we invite you to attend and participate. Community leaders from across the 7th District will be in …