The chairman of the Essex Community College...

TOWSON --

January 09, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The chairman of the Essex Community College business department was selected unanimously last night as chairman of the county's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Robert C. Scott replaces Ruth B. Mascari, who was ousted from the panel late last month. Scott was among eight new members appointed to the commission in July by County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who said he wanted a balance between historic preservation and economic development interests.

The citizen panel is charged with reviewing development

proposals that could have an impact on historic properties. It deadlocked on deciding on a vice chairman and agreed to delay that choice until its next meeting.

Maryvale to hold ceremony for learning center addition

BROOKLANDVILLE

BROOKLANDVILLE -- Maryvale Preparatory School will have a formal bricklaying ceremony for its new science and student center at 8: 30 a.m. Monday at the school on Falls Road. A reception will be held after the ceremony.

The 20,000-square-foot addition to the learning center will house three science and technology labs, a greenhouse, cafeteria and rehearsal rooms. It is expected to be finished in August.

The addition will allow the all-girls' school to increase its enrollment from 290 to 320 students in grades six through 12.

109th state police class will graduate tomorrow

PIKESVILLE

PIKESVILLE -- The 109th class of the Maryland State Police Academy will graduate tomorrowmorning at Towson University's Stephens Hall, state police said yesterday.

The class, which has completed 24 weeks of training, will bring the number of state troopers on duty in Maryland to 1,557, state police said.

The class of 61 graduates will be addressed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Super- intendent Andre Gauthier. The graduation, at 10 a.m., is open to the public.

In his first news conference of the year, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday three major goals that he would like to accomplish in 1998.

Schmoke said he wants to reduce incidences of youth violence; increase the number of people involved in parent-teacher organizations, particularly in secondary schools; and reinvigorate high school alumni associations.

He said the goals are part of his effort to continue voluntarism efforts emphasized during the city's bicentennial celebration last year.

Cash grants available for neighborhood groups

Cash grants up to $750 are available to neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations in need of extra money to fund activities such as festivals, fund-raisers, street fairs, concerts and parades.

The Baltimore NeighborGood Program, sponsored by TCI Communications of Baltimore, the city's cable television provider, has set Jan. 25 as the application deadline for events to be held from February to June. For events scheduled for July to December, the deadline is June 15.

The NeighborGood program has awarded $200,000 over the past nine years. Applications and information: the Baltimore Office of Promotion, 410-752-8632.

Opportunity Fair to offer free health care, advice

More than 3,000 homeless and poor people will be offered free health care and advice on getting jobs, legal help, housing and other services at the 1998 Opportunity Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Baltimore Convention Center.

About 60 agencies will provide a medical clinic, vaccinations, dental services, family advice, drug counseling, HIV testing, haircuts and other services. Transportation from shelters and soup kitchens and lunch will be provided.

Coordinating the fair are the Maryland Food Committee, Action for the Homeless, Maryland Food Bank and city government.

Pub Date: 1/09/98

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