The City Council unanimously approved yesterday a $34.1...

City/County Digest

July 11, 1996|By From staff reports

COCKEYSVILLE — The City Council unanimously approved yesterday a $34.1 million loan to demolish 400 vacant houses and renovate 500 more in the area of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in East Baltimore.

Council President Lawrence A. Bell III convened yesterday's special meeting after Eastside community leaders became furious when they learned the council had not acted on the measure before recessing for the summer, delaying receipt of the money until September at the earliest.

The money comes from a federal loan program designed to speed neighborhood rehabilitation.

Teen charged in slaying of man surrenders to police

A teen-ager charged in the Father's Day slaying of a man he allegedly mistook for a rival surrendered to police yesterday and was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Dominick Kane, 16, of no fixed address was charged in a warrant as an adult with first-degree murder in the June 16 fatal shooting of Carlos Simms, 20, of the 1800 block of St. Paul St., police said.

Police said the victim had visited his daughter and was waiting for a cab outside her home in the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd. when he was shot four times in the back. Police said Kane had been in a shootout several days before and thought Simms was involved in that incident.

17 men, 15 women charged with prostitution, lewdness

Seventeen men and 15 women were arrested Tuesday night in an area of South Baltimore popular for soliciting sex, police said.

A police spokesman said they were arrested on McHenry Street at the intersections with Monroe and Payson streets and charged with prostitution or lewdness.

The men, many of whom were arrested after they solicited female officers posing as prostitutes, came from as far as West Virginia, Reisterstown and Laurel, according to the addresses they gave to police.

COCKEYSVILLE -- The county Commission on Arts and Sciences has received a $63,824 state grant to help support artists and cultural events.

The grant was part of the Community Arts Development program, which supports art councils in each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore.

"This grant from the Maryland State Arts Council will help continue to bring the arts to life for all the residents of Baltimore County," said Gloria Manges, assistant coordinator of the county commission.

Sills named president of BARC board of directors

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TOWSON -- Donna M. Sills, senior general counsel for Rouse Co., has been named president of the board of directors for the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens.

Other officers named to BARC's executive committee at a recent annual meeting are Michael J. Young, a partner with Stout, Causey and Horning, vice president; James P. Daly Jr., senior vice president of Legg Mason Capital Management Inc., secretary; and William H. Oliver, a partner with Clifton, Gunderson and Co., treasurer.

Joan M. Avent, a communications representative for Bell Atlantic of Washington and immediate past president of the group, will serve as a member. Central offices for BARC, a private, nonprofit organization, are in the Community Resource Center at 7215 York Road.

New recycling schedules to be distributed this month

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TOWSON -- New recycling schedules for 7,800 northern county homes will be placed in mailboxes and hung on doorknobs through the rest of this month.

The schedules, which cover the next four years of once-a-week trash and recycling curbside pickups, replace those issued in November 1994, when the service began. The older schedules expire July 30.

Pub Date: 7/11/96

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