In Baltimore City Groundbreaking set next month for...

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April 06, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Groundbreaking set next month for Heritage Crossing

Groundbreaking for the 260-unit Heritage Crossing project, to be built on the site of the old Murphy Homes public housing complex in West Baltimore, is tentatively set for mid-May, Chickie Grayson, president of Enterprise Homes, the project's developer, said yesterday.

When completed in 2 1/2 years, the $60.4 million project, built with public and private funds, will include 75 rental units and 185 homes.

Construction had been delayed for several months because of a dispute between the city and the American Civil Liberties Union about whether public housing funds were being used for market-rate housing. The matter was resolved this year.

In Baltimore County

Donation to be used to set up scholarship

PIKESVILLE - A donation from the Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation to the Carson Scholars Fund will be used to set up a scholarship program at Pikesville Middle School.

The Carson Scholars Fund recognizes and rewards students in grades four through 12 who have earned the highest level of academic achievement. The Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation gift, the first of its kind to a Baltimore County middle school, will be used to provide a deserving Pikesville student with a $1,000 college scholarship annually.

The Carson Scholars Fund provides scholarships to students in Washington, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and California.

Public comment sought on Chesapeake Village Park

MIDDLE RIVER - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will seek public comment on Chesapeake Village Park at a meeting at 7 p.m. April 18 at Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road.

The public comments will help guide development of the park, on Beech Drive in Middle River. Information: 410-887-3871.

Kingsville fire company plans pancake breakfast

KINGSVILLE - A pancake breakfast to benefit the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire station on Bellvue Avenue.

A free-will donation is expected. Information: 410-887-5773.

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