Because of tight parking and traffic restrictions on...

Regional Digest

March 29, 1998|By From staff reports

COLUMBIA — Because of tight parking and traffic restrictions on several streets near Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the city is urging baseball fans to use public transportation for weekday baseball games, including Tuesday's Opening Day.

"During day games, motorists should be aware that many downtown parking spaces are being utilized by workers and visitors," said public works chief George Balog.

Starting with today's 1: 35 p.m. exhibition, traffic will be restricted two hours before game times on the Hamburg Street bridge; Hamburg Street west of Russell Street; northbound Russell Street service drive; westbound Washington Boulevard, west of Greene Street; Camden Street from Paca to Howard streets; and Eutaw Street from Camden to Pratt streets.

Free assistance offered to help file tax returns

Taxpayers who need help filing federal and state returns can get free help from experts -- government tax agency workers.

On weekdays through 5 p.m. April 15, advisers will be available in Baltimore at the State Office Building on West Preston Street and the Fallon Federal Building at Hopkins Plaza. Help also will be offered from 6 p.m. until midnight on April 15 at the city's main post office on East Fayette Street.

COLUMBIA -- Howard County-based Maryland Center for the Book has won a $45,000 grant to run reading and discussion groups on managing global chaos.

The grant, awarded by the United States Institute of Peace, will provide funding for visits by experts in post-Cold War international conflict. Starting in the fall, the experts will speak and lead discussions in Maryland, northern Virginia, Washington and southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Center for the Book is based at the county library.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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