Because of incorrect information supplied by the Baltimore...

City/County Digest

June 01, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — Because of incorrect information supplied by the Baltimore County Fire Department, an article in yesterday's Maryland section gave the wrong location for a fire in Towson. The fire was at 608 Bosley Ave., in a building occupied by Towson Realty.

The Sun regrets the errors.

TOWSON -- A one-alarm fire last night damaged a three-story office building across the street from the Baltimore County Courts Building, said a Fire Department official.

Firefighter John Hunt, of the communications division, said the fire at 610 Bosley Ave. was reported at 10: 25 p.m. and brought under control in about an hour.

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The building, a former residence converted into offices, houses the law firm of attorney Charles E. Brooks and Sterling Insurance. The cause of the fire is being investigated, Hunt said.

Judge upholds ruling against addition to assisted-living home

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- A Rolling Road assisted-living home expanded illegally three years ago, a county Circuit Court judge has ruled, upholding a county Board of Appeals ruling.

Parkside Assisted Living home, at 303 N. Rolling Road, could be forced to dismantle the $700,000 addition built without proper permits. Attorney Michael U. Gisriel said the home's owners would appeal Judge Alfred L. Brennan's May 26 ruling to the Court of Special Appeals.

Community activists aided by county People's Counsel Peter Max Zimmerman have fought the expansion, which received zoning variances and exceptions after the fact. The county appeals board reversed those, and Brennan agreed that the owners showed a "general disregard for the review process."

County Council vote awaited on traffic sign contract

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county wants to spend up to $200,000 next year to repair or replace broken or faded street and traffic signs.

If the County Council approves the contract tonight, the county would hire Shannon-Baum Signs Inc. of Eldersburg to help catch up with maintenance on the estimated 20,000 signs in need of work.

The county would provide all materials, and the contractor would get from $25 to $85 per installation or repair.

School board meetings set on achievement, boundaries

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The county school board will hold two public meetings this week.

The board will hold a work session to discuss student achievement today. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Educational Support Services Building at Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St.

Tomorrow, the board will hold a public hearing on proposed school boundary changes in the northwestern, southwestern and central areas of the county. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive. People who wish to speak may begin signing up at 6: 15 p.m. Speakers will be given three minutes.

Police yesterday identified Minkalo Lorenzo Cabeza, 22, of the 4600 block of Frederick Ave. in Southwest Baltimore as the man who was shot several times in the chest outside an apartment building in the 4900 block of Frederick Ave. about 11: 15 p.m. Friday.

Cabeza died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said they had no suspect and did not know of any motive in the slaying.

Black mental health group to hold two-day conference

"Relationships: Lessons for a Journey to Peace" will be the theme of the fifth annual Black Mental Health Alliance conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.

Programs will include panel discussions and workshops on topics including "Clinical Depression and How It Affects Relationships" and "Opening Our Eyes to the Many Faces of HIV/AIDS." Susan L. Taylor, editor in chief of Essence magazine, will be the speaker at a conference luncheon Thursday.

Information: 410-837-2642.

Planet Hollywood will open Saturday

The Planet Hollywood chain has set Saturday as the opening date for its restaurant in Harborplace's Pratt Street Pavilion.

The 11: 30 a.m. opening of the two-level restaurant will be preceded by invitation-only fund-raisers Thursday and Friday to benefit Baltimore's School for the Arts and Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Saturday will be a "soft opening" for Planet Hollywood, in that it will include little fanfare. A grand opening ceremony featuring celebrity investors in the restaurant chain is tentatively planned for next month.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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