In Baltimore City Gun buyback planned for residents in...

City/County Digest

April 27, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Gun buyback planned for residents in or near public housing

In an effort to get guns off the streets, the city will use $286,000 in federal grants to buy weapons from residents in areas in and around public housing complexes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Parren J. Mitchell Business Center, 312 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Two more gun buybacks will be conducted next month, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City said yesterday.

Housing Authority police will offer $100 each for assault weapons and handguns, and $50 each for rifles, with a maximum of three weapons per person. City police and sheriff's agencies will check the weapons to see if they were used in crimes. People selling guns may do so anonymously.

Conference set to discuss revitalizing urban parks

The Baltimore Alliance for Great Urban Parks will hold a four-day conference, "Great Urban Parks: Sustaining the Legacy," at sites throughout the city Saturday through Tuesday.

National and local parks advocates, community leaders, park professionals and elected officials are scheduled to discuss methods of revitalizing and sustaining urban parks. Mayor Martin O'Malley will lead a rally to celebrate urban parks from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall Plaza.

Information and registration: Peggy Stansbury, 410-528-1512, Ext. 18.

In Baltimore County

Officers, volunteer firefighter to be honored at ceremony

TIMONIUM -- Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero of the Baltimore County Police Department will be honored with Officer Jamie Roussey of the Baltimore department and Roy Crago, a Fallston volunteer firefighter, at the 15th Fallen Heroes Day ceremony May 5.

The event honors Maryland police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel and corrections officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The memorial service is from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road. The public is invited.

Health Department seeks information on rabid cat

UPPERCO -- The county Department of Health is seeking information on people or animals that might have had contact with a large white and orange cat that has tested positive for rabies.

The cat was recovered in the 16500 block of Trenton Road in Upperco. Health officials say the animal might have fought with a white cat with brown markings in the same neighborhood on April 21. Anyone with information on the rabid cat, or the white one, which could have been exposed to the virus, is asked to call 410-887-2729.

Officials say that medical help should be sought if a person or pet was bitten, scratched or licked by the cat.

Dulaney Valley Road ramp to Beltway to close for week

TOWSON -- The State Highway Administration will close the ramp from the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway to northbound Dulaney Valley Road for a week beginning Sunday evening.

The closure is necessary because of construction of a Dulaney Valley Road bridge over the Beltway and reconstruction of the interchange.

Motorists traveling on the inner loop will be diverted to the next exit, Providence Road, then to the outer loop and back to northbound Dulaney Valley Road. The inner loop ramp is scheduled to be reopened May 6.

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