The Howard Hughes Corporation announced today they have entered into a lease agreement with Whole Foods Market. Located in the former Rouse Company headquarters, the new store - specifically designed for the Columbia shopper - will offer the highest quality natural and organic products. The store will feature an amazing array of local and artisan foods as well as an expanded bulk foods department.…
Just a week into his new position as Senior Vice President of Development for Howard Hughes Corporation's property in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, John DeWolf, sits down with Dave Bittner to talk…
Officials of The Howard Hughes Corporation announced today that John E. DeWolf has joined the company as a senior vice president. DeWolf, whose office will be located in Columbia, will head up the company’s development operations in Columbia, Howard County, Alexandria, Va., and Princeton, NJ.
DeWolf brings more than 30 years of real estate and development experience to his new role.… Continue
JPB Enterprises, Inc. (“JPB”) announced today that Richard “Dick” Story, Howard County’s former Chief Executive Officer for the Economic Development Authority will be joining the firm as its Senior Vice President for Marketing.
In his role with JPB, Mr. Story will be responsible for developing and executing a marketing and sales strategy while branding “JPB” into a cohesive and consistent image across its three product lines—private equity, real estate development and advisory… Continue
Richard M. Krieg, President and CEO of the Horizon Foundation, has announced that he will retire no later than December, 2012, or at the point that a new president is hired. He has led the organization since its founding in 1998, and also serves as a Foundation Trustee.
“We will be conducting a search for the best CEO candidates across the nation,” Krieg said. “The person hired will be an accomplished leader in the areas of community health and health philanthropy.”
“Rich Krieg’s… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on February 21, 2011 at 1:10pm —
A group of several hundred amateur performers descended on The Mall In Columbia tonight, entertaining mall guests by singing and dancing to Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree in an effort to spread holiday cheer.
Organized by Pam Land, Lead Theatre Art teacher for Howard County Public Schools and Theatre Arts Director at River Hill High School, Sally Livingston, Theatre Arts Director at Marriotts Ridge High School, and Ilana and…
Howard County police are investigating an incident where a deceased woman and a critically injured man were found following a fire in the apartment where they lived. Both appeared to have sustained injuries that were unrelated to the fire. Detectives are investigating the causes of the injuries.
Fire and rescue personnel responded to the 6000 block of Majors Lane in Columbia at 2:42 p.m. for a 911 call from a neighbor reporting a fire. …
Major traffic delays are expected on Sunday on Md. 108 and surrounding roads for the Aflac Iron Girl Triathlon. Motorists are advised to use caution when sharing the roads with an anticipated 2,000 participants.
From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Md. 108 will be closed to westbound traffic between Ten Mills Road and Centennial Lane. Southbound Centennial Lane from the park entrance to Md. 108 will also be closed. Police officers will be posted at various locations throughout residential roads… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on August 20, 2010 at 10:30am —
Last year, General Growth Properties announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This week, it announced its reorganization into two companies, the “New GGP” and another to-be-named company known in the interim as “Spinco.” (“Spinco” – or “spinoff company” – is a name sometimes used during reorganizations while the legal process is ongoing. For example, Motorola – which is in the process of breaking into two companies – has temporarily dubbed its spinoff company as “SpinCo”,… Continue
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, along with PJM, the electric power grid for 13 states and the District of Columbia, today announced an electric power advisory, meaning higher than usual demand for electricity is expected for today due to the region’s continuing hot weather.
While BGE and PJM expect to have enough electricity to meet the heavy demand for power, customers are being asked to use energy prudently, especially between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., when demand for electricity is… Continue
County Council member Mary Kay Sigaty of District 4 will file for re-election Monday, June 21, on Columbia’s 43rd birthday.
“This is Columbia’s first birthday since the County Council unanimously passed the comprehensive plan for downtown Columbia,” Sigaty pointed out. “We live in one of the greatest counties in the nation, and we are on the verge of an even more vibrant future,” she added.
The 30-year comprehensive master plan for downtown Columbia incorporates environmental… Continue
Former Columbia Association president Padraic Kennedy is this year’s winner of The Horizon Foundation’s Richard G. McCauley Award for Transformative Leadership. He and other Horizon Foundation award winners will be honored at a breakfast on June 24 at the Hawthorn Center. Kennedy was Horizon’s second board chair,…
Howard County’s Office of Workforce Development, Department of Citizen Services, the Public School System and the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services hosted the County’s third annual Career Exploration Day for high school students with disabilities today. Thirty-two students were selected to participate in this half-day job shadowing event and experience the diverse employment opportunities available in local government and private sector businesses.
Kaiser Permanente has signed a 10-year lease for 42,000 square feet of office space to create a new call center located in the Maple Lawn Business Park in Fulton, Maryland. The announcement was made yesterday by Ed St. John, the Founder and President of St. John Properties, the real estate development company which owns and is developing and managing the property.
“When Ed told me about this lease, I was thrilled,” said County Executive Ulman. “More jobs coming to the County and a long… Continue
A Howard County construction project to repair a sewer main in the vicinity of the Valley Mede neighborhood, adjacent to U.S. Route 40 in Ellicott City has begun. The project will include the inspecting and lining of approximately 5,000 linear feet of sewer main. Weather permitting, the project should be completed in 60 days.
While the impact on residents in the surrounding area will be minimal during the project, there are approximately 50 nearby addresses that will be unable to use… Continue
You may have noticed electronic signs on Broken Land and Little Patuxant. Here's why:
Pedestrians and cyclists will be racing on Howard County roads on Sunday, April 25, during the Tri-Columbia Blossoms of Hope Howard Life Festival. Motorists are advised to use caution when sharing the roads in Columbia during the various races, including a half marathon, 5K foot race and various bike races.
From 7 to 11:30 a.m., Little Patuxent Parkway will be closed between Sterrett Place… Continue
Recent historic snowfall in the region resulted in Howard County public schools being closed for eight (8) instructional days so far during the 2009-2010 school year. Last evening, the Board of Education approved the following changes to the calendar to make up the missed instructional days.
The five days designated as inclement weather makeup days on the academic calendar will be used to make up five of the eight days, making June 23 the final instructional day for the 2009-2010… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on February 19, 2010 at 12:46pm —
Another 24 hours has gone by, and that 24 hours was well spent by your
County Government. Cleanup crews were again out in force today, working
to clear hazardous locations and improve specific spots deemed critical
for public safety. Progress is being made every hour, but there is
still A LOT of work to be done. I want to thank you again for your
continued patience as we work through this monumental task.
Today I spent a good deal of time touring Historic… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on February 13, 2010 at 8:30pm —
As the snowiest week in Howard County history draws to a close, I want
to thank you again for your continued patience. I had the opportunity
today to tour much of the County with our Director of Public Works. I
was very pleased to see the progress our crews have been making, but we
clearly still have a long way to go before our road conditions – and
our daily lives -- return to normal.
Our primary goal after these storms was to make sure all roads… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on February 12, 2010 at 10:04pm —