You've read this past year's biggest stories. Now it's time to look ahead to 2013 and find out what's in store for Baltimore County residents.
Here are some of the top storylines we'll be following this new year:
- In Towson Patch, find out the fate of the county-owned Towson Manor Park and watch the community prepare for the planned Towson Square entertainment complex, scheduled to open in 2014.
- Follow the trial of Matthew Long, charged in the gruesome murder of his Pikesville grandparents, on Pikesville Patch.
- Keep up with the Middle River Depot's development—including a planned sports, entertainment and housing complex trapped in legal battles—on Essex-Middle River Patch.
- Perry Hall Patch will continue to follow the push for new development and the increase in open space throughout the community.
- The proposed sale of the North Point Government Center and the closure of Eastwood Elementary Magnet School is part of a plan to shift county-owned properties. Follow the relocations and negotiations on Dundalk Patch.
- New development along Parkville's Main Street corridor will keep making news as Parkville Patch asks what will happen to three Harford Road buildings recently sold at auction and examines ongoing vacancies at the Parkville Shopping Center.
- Communities are seeking to redefine themselves through Owings Mills redevelopment and Main Street revitalization on Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch.
- Seniors living in Mays Chapel aren't giving up their park land without a fight, even if it means halting the development of a new Lutherville elementary school. Follow upcoming hearings on Lutherville-Timonium Patch.
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What are the stories you'll be watching for in 2013? Tell us in the comments below or represent your community in our Local Voices.