A police officer facing an administrative hearing on...

City/County Digest

March 19, 1998|By From staff reports

DUNDALK — A police officer facing an administrative hearing on charges that he beat his estranged wife in 1995 outside the Southern District police station has resigned from the force, the department said yesterday.

Officer Jack P. Lambert quit Friday, the day his trial board was scheduled, ending a 10-year career, said Dara Munoz, a prosecutor working under a federal grant to help curb domestic violence on the city police force.

Lambert is the third officer since Munoz was hired six months ago to resign before a scheduled trial board, a public hearing similar to a trial. Two officers have been found not guilty, and four others were convicted and fired.

Beth Jacob to celebrate its 60th anniversary

Beth Jacob Congregation, an Orthodox synagogue at 5713 Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend.

Activities begin tomorrow at 8 p.m. with Sabbath services. Stephen Katz, director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University, will address the congregation. He also will deliver a sermon during the Saturday Brotherhood Shabbat services, which begin at 8: 30 a.m.

On Sunday, the synagogue's Sisterhood will hold its annual Donor Dinner, which begins with cocktails at 5 p.m. Rabbi Bernard Lander, Beth Jacob's first spiritual leader, who served from 1938 to 1944, will speak.

DUNDALK -- General John Stricker Middle School will hold its third annual family art night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Every child in the school will have something on display during the evening, and families will be able to do art activities together. Students will demonstrate art and perform music, and some student work will be for sale.

The school is at 7855 Trappe Road. Information: 410-887-7038.

Teens can apply to serve on recreation board for year

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TOWSON -- The county Board of Recreation and Parks is seeking a teen-ager to serve on the board for one year, beginning in July, to voice the recreation needs of adolescents in the county.

Nominations are being accepted from high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the county's public, private and parochial schools. Nominations must be postmarked by May 1. Applications: 410-887-7161.

Countywide group to focus on growth, land-use issues

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TOWSON -- Residents interested in controlling growth and protecting older communities, open space, agriculture and natural and historic resources are invited to join Project 98, a citizens action group.

Organizers said the countywide group intends to develop a legislative package covering a wide range of land-use issues and government reform before this fall's election.

Information: Charlotte Pine, 410-823-5200, or Louis W. Miller, 410-252-3444.

Man charged in robberies at three 7-Eleven stores

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TOWSON -- A South Baltimore man was charged last night with robbing three 7-Eleven stores in Dundalk in less than three hours late Monday and early Tuesday, police said.

Police said a man who implied he was armed robbed a 7-Eleven in the 7400 block of German Hill Road about 11: 45 p.m. Monday, another about 12: 30 a.m. Tuesday in the 7900 block of Wise Ave. and a third a short time later in the 300 block of Trappe Road. The man got away with less than $90, police said. The suspect was arrested after a pursuit that ended in Baltimore.

Police said James Howard Reist, 29, of the 2000 block of Grinnalds Ave. in South Baltimore was charged with three counts of armed robbery and was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail.

Pub Date: 3/19/98

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