2012 in Review: Top Stories from December

Patch wraps up its review of the top stories from the year in Odenton and Severn.

Happy New Year! The arrival of 2013 has given us a chance to review the biggest stories of last year in Odenton and Severn. 

Here's a look at the biggest stories from the month of December. Click on the links to learn more. 

Walgreens Opens on Piney Orchard Parkway

The opening of the new store also paved the way for the re-opening of the historic Rieve’s store right behind it. 

Severn Man Dies After Getting in Altercation

David Lamont Harley was seriously hurt after police said he was involved in a fight with an acquaintance. He later died at a local hospital. Police have interviewed the man allegedly involved in the fight, but no charges have been filed. 

Special Report: Odenton’s Apartment Boom

Odenton-Severn Patch took a comprehensive look at the more than 1,300 apartment units under construction in town. Is there demand to fill these units? And who is moving in?

Beyond BRAC at Fort Meade

The base realignment activities at Fort Meade are done, but the installation continues to transform, with more than a dozen significant construction projects including offices for the NSA, new apartments and even a hotel. 

Severn Woman Struck and Killed in Annapolis

Meade High student Ajia Owens died in December after she was struck by a car while walking across an intersection in Annapolis 

Casino Moves to 24-Hour Operations

It’s now possible to gamble at Maryland Live! any time of day. The move to round-the-clock gambling comes as the casino is also preparing to install table games next year. 

New Medical Building Opens

The big 60,000 square-foot office building on Annapolis Road is now open, thanks to a partnership between Johns Hopkins and Anne Arundel Health Systems. 

Woman Dies in House Fire in Chapelgate

Blanche Anderson, 92, was not able to escape the fire that tore through a duplex on Tenbrook Road. 

Can We Get a Starbucks in Odenton? 

Patch was able to confirm that local brokers are trying to lure Starbucks to town? But will the national coffee chain play ball?

See also: 

  • Top stories from January
  • Top stories from February
  • Top stories from March
  • Top stories from April
  • Top stories from May
  • Top stories from June
  • Top stories from July
  • Top stories from August
  • Top stories from September
  • Top stories from October
  • Top stories from November


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