State awards financing to develop low-income housing in Fallston

Affordable HousingThe state has announced funding recipients for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s most recent application round for federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and state Rental Housing Funds.

Twenty-one projects will receive awards, including one located at a busy Fallston intersection.

The awards will cover the new construction and rehabilitation of approximately 1,147 affordable rental units, including 167 units to be specifically set aside for individuals with disabilities.

The projects awarded will receive more than $16.6 million in state Rental Housing Funds and over $30.2 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, leveraging more than $94.5 million in private sector capital.

According to The Aegis, about 40 people attended a Community Input Meeting back in July to voice their opposition to a 56-unit apartment complex proposed for the corner of the Benson intersection at Harford and Belair roads and the Bel Air Bypass in Fallston.

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The only applause noted at the 80-minute meeting, according to The Aegis,  was came when Brandon Wagner questioned the need for the project.

“Are we trying to diversify Fallston?” Wagner asked. “I just don’t see the market for this here.”

The full list of 2018 affordable housing awardees can be found here.

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Foul smell in White Marsh draws questions from local community

Honeygo Reclamation CenterUPDATE: Councilwoman Cathy Bevins has responded, saying that, based on a county investigation, it was determined the source of odor was leaching at the Honeygo Reclamation Center, which may have been caused by recent heavy rains.

In response, Honeygo Reclamation Center has added a liquid chemical compound (Sodium Permanganate) to address the odor. After the initial application and a brief period to allow the liquid to disperse, operations at the HRC will continue.

The Department of Public Works is in close contact with the private owner of this landfill and will stay on top of the matter until it is resolved.

Original story below…

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What’s that smell?

That’s what many residents in the White Marsh area have been asking lately.

Last week, the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association posted to Facebook asking citizens if they noticed the smell and asked if they were suffering any ill effects such as headache, nausea, etc.

After many local residents replied that they had, in fact, noticed the odor – which seemed to be emanating from the Honeygo Reclamation Center – the WMCCA reached out to local officials expressing concerns about the “rotten egg smell,” which they suspect may be due to excess levels of hydrogen sulfide, a substance found at many landfill sites.

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County Executive Don Mohler and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins have asked the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability to investigate in order to ensure that there are no public health impacts.

Councilman David Marks has stated that his office is investigating as well.

A copy of the letter sent by Heather Patti of the WMCCA to County Executive Don Mohler’s office can be found below.

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Councilman Marks: Double-T Diner to reopen in September

Double T DinerA local landmark is preparing to reopen its doors.

The Double-T Diner in Perry Hall has been closed since June of last year, when plans were made to roll the diner to its new location so that a CVS store could be built at the corner of Joppa Road and Belair Road.

Now, Councilman David Marks says the diner could reopen in September.

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This weekend, Councilman Marks met with co-owner John Korologos and manager Mark Elsaid,who said the Double-T Diner would likely reopen later this month.

New paint and other improvements have been made to the diner, whose move was fully funded by CVS.

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Fields of Fire: Country concert coming to Richardson Farms Barn in November

Fields of FireA fun concert will be coming to Glen Arm in November, and all proceeds will benefit White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Country bands Old Line Vinyl and Boot N’ Rally will be performing at the Richardson Farms Glen Arm Barn on Friday evening, November 9, 2018.

The event will run from 6 to 11 p.m.  Advance tickets cost $40 each.  Limited tickets will be available at the door for $50.

Food will be provided by Richardson Farms. Specialty liquor drinks will be available for additional costs.

All proceeds will benefit White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Richardson Farms Barn in Glen Arm is located at 6040 Glenarm Road, Hydes, MD, 21082.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event page on Facebook here.

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Rosedale man struck, killed on Philadelphia Road while standing outside vehicle

fatal-crashPolice in Baltimore County are continuing to investigate an overnight fatal crash on Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.

At just after 2:15 a.m. on Friday morning, a maroon Honda Accord traveling north on Philadelphia Road near Mayflower Road veered into oncoming traffic and struck a silver Mazda that was stopped on the shoulder.  The Honda also struck the driver of that vehicle, who was standing near his car at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to Shock Trauma where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Allen Curtis, 21, of Rosedale. The driver of the Honda was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

An investigating is ongoing at this hour.