Monday, May 20, 2013
Former Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Director John Weber tells County Executive Kevin Kamenetz selling parkland is a bad move.
Monday, May 20
Dundalk Patch received a copy of the following letter sent from former Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Director John F. Weber to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz: Dear Kevin: I grew up in Dundalk and began my career in recreation, parks and conservation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. My career took me to Harford County, MD and Los Angeles, California. I came home to Baltimore County in 1995 as the Director of Recreation and Parks. Throughout my career, I worked with staff, elected officials, volunteers and numerous citizen organizations in the purchase and development of neighborhood, community and regional parks and do not understand how our current Baltimore County Government…
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…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The group of local residents continues to use social media, in-person appearances to voice its opposition to the pending sale of the North Point Government Center.
After Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Tuesday made the announcement of a new $60 million redevelopment project planned for downtown Towson, organizers of Save the North Point Government Center posted the following on the group's Facebook page: "Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!! Wow Kevin! Great!!!! A new 60 million dollar mixed-use project for Towson!!! That's great!!! I guess you don't need our little government center PARK after all!!!!" Local residents continue to voice their opposition to the pending sale of the center and its 27 acres of park land, both of which are heavily used by a broad spectrum of the community. Opponents of the sale are regularly attending County Council meetings to let Baltimore County's elected leaders…
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 …