In Baltimore County
Redistricting panel will meet Aug. 29 at Towson University
TOWSON - The Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting Aug. 29 for Baltimore County residents to discuss redistricting of congressional and state legislative districts.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Towson University's Center for the Arts, Cross Campus and Osler drives.
Harvard publication lauds school's program for seniors
ESSEX - Eastern Technical High School and its efforts to keep high school seniors focused on learning are featured in the current issue of The Harvard Education Letter.
Eastern Tech is one of four schools highlighted in an article called "Seeking a Cure for Senior-Year Slump." The school is recognized for requiring students to complete independent projects as seniors and to develop portfolios of their work, keeping them interested in school when many seniors slack off.
The article can be found at www.edletter.org.
Villa Julie faculty member honored for college service
STEVENSON - Villa Julie College recently awarded Joseph A. Brusini, a faculty member for 16 years, the President's Medal for his "dedicated and extraordinary service" to the college.
Brusini stepped down July 1 as assistant dean and chairman of the math and science division but will continue to teach part time.
The award was presented by Villa Julie President Kevin J. Manning.
In Baltimore City
Man found fatally shot in 2100 block of Vine St.
A West Baltimore man was fatally shot late Saturday, and police knew of no motive or suspects.
Jerome Frederick Tate, 26, of the 2000 block of W. North Ave., who had been shot multiple times in the torso, was found about 11:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Vine St. by Western District police responding to a 911 call of shots fired.
Tate was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died 30 minutes later, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Napoleon McLain or Detective Thomas Martin at 410-396-2100.
Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action teams
The Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross in Baltimore is seeking volunteer dispatchers for its disaster action teams.
Volunteer dispatchers receive calls, usually at home, from the central emergency answering service and relay them to the appropriate local Red Cross response team.
Volunteers must be age 18 or older and fill weekly shifts at their convenience from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. during the week and 24 hours a day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Free training is provided. Information: 410-764-4602.
Children of Reservoir Hill to receive school supplies
Neighborhood children will be given free school supplies at a block party sponsored by the Reservoir Hill Coalition from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 8.
The coalition has sponsored the event since 1996 as a way to strengthen the community. The party will be held on Whitelock Street, between Brookfield and Callow avenues.
The coalition also provides after-school activities for children, and organizes teen-agers to sweep the neighborhood's streets and alleys.
Information: Denise M. Bailey-Jones, 410-298-5860.
Health fair to offer free immunizations
Free immunizations for schoolchildren will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Boys and Girls Club, 1100 E. Fayette St. Children who don't have proof of immunizations won't be admitted to public schools.
Today's community health fair, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, will also offer free screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis and HIV.
Cummings will give a welcome address at the Boys and Girls Club at noon.