In Baltimore CountyAssociation starts seeking money to...

City/County Digest

November 02, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Association starts seeking money to build job center

TOWSON -- The Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens is starting a campaign to raise money to build a $2.8 million employment center in Baltimore's Seton Business Park.

The county-based group plans to build a 28,840-square-foot facility on 8 acres to house the janitorial and landscape divisions of its employment program. BARC crews provide services for major area employers.

The fund-raising effort is assisted by a grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation that will match donations for the center dollar for dollar, up to $175,000. The organization has also secured a $695,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to help build the center.

State officials to discuss county road projects

TOWSON -- Maryland Department of Transportation representatives will meet with residents and local officials at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday in the County Council chambers in the Old Courthouse to discuss planned and present transportation projects.

Comments on the proposed, six-year transportation plan will be incorporated into the transportation department's annual report to the General Assembly in January.

Copies of the proposed county road projects will be available at the meeting.

In Baltimore City

Initiative will bring UPS jobs to Druid Heights residents

Druid Heights residents could soon be working at United Parcel Service, under a collaborative effort between the company and several organizations.

Twenty-five residents of the west-side neighborhood will benefit from an initiative between UPS, the Enterprise Foundation, the Baltimore Urban League and Druid Heights Community Development Corp. They will be taught how to prepare a resume, ways to make the most of their benefits and paychecks, and how to develop a work ethic.

Some residents could be hired by UPS, a package distribution firm, within the next two weeks, and will receive full benefits immediately. They also will be eligible for future education reimbursements of $2,000 annually, up to $10,000.

3-day revival begins today at St. Cecilia Church

Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Cecilia Church, both Roman Catholic institutions, will hold a three-day revival at 6: 30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Thursday at St. Cecilia, Windsor Avenue and Hilton Street in West Baltimore.

Prayer and Praise begins at 6: 30 p.m. and the revival at 7 p.m. Today's guest celebrant is Monsignor Ray East of Nativity Roman Catholic Church in Washington and tomorrow's is the Rev. Jamal Bryant, director of the Youth Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Thursday's guest celebrant is the Rev. P.M. Smith of Huber Memorial United Church of Christ in Northeast Baltimore. Information: 410-624-3600.

Bingo games to benefit Mount St. Joseph High

The Mothers Club of Mount St. Joseph High School is sponsoring a bingo fund-raiser beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 in the school cafeteria, 4403 Frederick Road in Southwest Baltimore.

Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door and includes three bingo cards for 20 games.

Information: Cindy Drenner or Debbie Holub, 410-242-3158.

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