Scrapbook
Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:31
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 30, 1975):
    The Dundalk Police Community Relations Council endorsed a plan to combine the Dundalk and Edgemere police precincts and build a new police station on North Point Boulevard. Both of the existing Dundalk and Edgemere stations were deemed too small and not centralized to the community.
    Baltimore County Executive Ted Venetoulis and County Councilman John O’Rourke rode along with sanitation worker Joe Sloboda as he made his rounds through Dundalk. The politicians observed a number of problems in the area, including a lack of trash cans and parked cars blocking alleys.
    Potentially-dangerous cathode ray tubes were stolen from a science lab at Patapsco High School on the night of Jan. 22. A staff member at the school cautioned that experiments with the tubes could give off rays that are harmful to humans.
    
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 24, 1985):
    Dundalk residents struggled to keep warm as snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures hit the area. Schools closed amid dangerous road conditions and temperatures that dipped to 35 degrees below zero.
    The Legislative Committee of the Greater Dundalk Chamber of Commerce met to discuss several bills making their way through the Maryland General Assembly. The committee spoke out against  a bill requiring employers or unions to provide information for locating absent parents, and favored a bill that would allow businesses to open on Sunday, despite existing Blue Laws.
    The Family Dollar store on Merritt Boulevard celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    n 20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 26, 1995):
    The Battle Grove Democratic Club voted 93-43 to expel Baltimore County Councilman Lou DePazzo after DePazzo endorsed Republican Robert Ehrlich in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat the previous year. The club sent letters of reprimand to state legislators John Arnick and Joseph “Sonny” Minnick, who had also endorsed Ehrlich.
    Production at Dundalk Community College’s Cable 19 television station was set to be discontinued by the summer. Plans were in place to move the station to either the Essex or Catonsville campus.
    Dawn and Peter Andreson of Park Haven Road welcomed triplets Shelby Morgan, Brittney Taylor and Sara Nichole on Jan. 14. The new mother told The Eagle that she was getting a total of about two hours of sleep a day since her new additions came home.
    
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 27, 2005):
    Members of the Baltimore County Council discussed plans to draft legislation adding the Shaw’s Discovery farmhouse on North Point Road to the Baltimore County landmarks list. Councilman John Olszewski Sr. indicated his intention to vote to place the house on the list.
    Dundalk residents enjoyed the great outdoors as six inches of snow fell during the area’s first significant snowstorm of the season on Jan. 22.
    The Odd Fellows temple in Edgemere was burglarized earlier in the month, a police report noted. A janitor for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows North Point Lodge 4 opened the hall on Jan. 12 and discovered that someone had broken in overnight. The thief made off with medals and checks with a total value of $1,200. There were no suspects as of press time.