Natural gas explosion that rocked an...


September 17, 1996|By From staff reports

RANDALLSTOWN -- A natural gas explosion that rocked an apartment complex last night alarmed residents but damaged only three units and caused no injuries, county fire officials said.

The explosion occurred shortly after 8: 30 p.m. in a second-floor unit of a building in the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Court in Carriage Hill Village Apartments, said Battalion Chief Patrick Kelly, a Fire Department spokesman. A contractor had been doing renovation work in the apartment but no one was in that unit or in two adjacent units that were damaged by the explosion.

The explosion caused a fireball that quickly burned out, Kelly said. Damage was estimated at $100,000 for the three units.

Towson catering hall gets liquor license extension


TOWSON -- Although his Towson Marketplace catering hall has been closed since late last year, hall owner Martin R. Resnick yesterday won a 90-day extension of the hall's liquor license from the county liquor board.

State law says that any liquor license unused for more than 180 days is void, and a county inspector testified that Martin's Eudowood, a fixture at the location for 32 years, has been closed since December because of Towson Marketplace's redevelopment.

Resnick testified that he could not get an acceptable new location within the center. He said he is trying to find a new spot in the Towson area. Eudowood was his first catering hall, and was his most profitable location among his eight catering halls statewide, he said.

Council postpones vote on purchase of 241 acres


TOWSON -- The County Council has delayed a vote that had been scheduled for last night's meeting on whether to spend $5.3 million to buy 241 acres for a park in Owings Mills, after developers who control the property said they would extend their Oct. 1 deadline for the decision.

Council Chairman Kevin Kamenetz, a 2nd District Democrat, said the decision was postponed because of questions that arose last week about the price of the property.

The council also delayed accepting 3.5 acres of parkland in Lansdowne until the vote can be taken simultaneously with another approving stricter guidelines for spending federal grant money.

Free immunizations offered children, adults


TOWSON -- The county Department of Health is offering free immunizations for children and adults at Middle River Middle School, 800 Middle River Road, from 4: 30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday is the last day children may attend school without state-required immunizations.

Participants are asked to bring shot records if available. No appointment is necessary. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who can sign consent forms. For information on immunizations or other children's services, call 887-2705.

Police said yesterday they had no suspect and knew of no motive in the death of a Northwest Baltimore man who died Sunday of injuries from a weekend beating.

Homicide Detective Elmer Pennington said Troy Bernard Smith, 25, of the 3700 block of Forest Park Ave. was found lying in the 3300 block of Woodland Ave. about 2: 45 p.m. Saturday, bleeding from head injuries. Smith, who had been arguing with a man, died about 1: 20 p.m. Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Housing department seeks Reservoir Hill proposals

As part of a plan to revitalize the Reservoir Hill urban renewal area, the city housing department is seeking proposals from groups that would like to redevelop the 900 block of Whitelock St.

The city has set Oct. 18 as the deadline for proposals for the property, which is bounded by Druid Hill Park on the north, the Jones Falls Expressway on the east, North Avenue on the south and McCulloh Street on the west.

Housing officials say they are looking for a mixed-use development containing residences and retail space.

Lauraville Fair planned at Herring Run Park

The Lauraville Improvement Association in Northeast Baltimore will sponsor the 15th annual Lauraville Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Herring Run Park at Harford Road and Parkside Drive. The event will feature a flea market, crafts and activities for children.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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