In Baltimore County Waterfront project plans to be...

City/County Digest

September 28, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Waterfront project plans to be unveiled at meeting Tuesday

MIDDLE RIVER - Consultants will present initial plans for creating a waterfront destination at the headwaters of Middle River at a community meeting Tuesday night.

The consultants, headed by Whitman, Requardt and Associates, have been working with the county to redevelop a 20-acre site that is home to three marinas. Marina owners have agreed to work with the county on the project.

The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Middlesex Elementary School, 142 Bennett Road. Written comments may be submitted until Oct. 15 to William Jones, Baltimore County Office of Economic Development, 400 Washington Ave., Towson 21204.

Fire Department plans annual service Sunday

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Fire Department will hold its annual service for members who have died in the past year at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Towson United Methodist Church.

More than 50 department members will be recognized. The program will conclude at 8 p.m. with a procession to the department's memorial shrine on Pennsylvania Avenue for placement of a memorial wreath. The public is invited.

The church is at Dulaney Valley Road and the Baltimore Beltway. Information: LaVern Pearce, 410- 887-4885.

Grants offered to programs to prevent substance abuse

TOWSON - Baltimore County Department of Health is making available grants up to $2,000 for community and faith-based substance abuse prevention programs.

Possible projects include alternative recreational activities for children, after-school programs, parent training classes and peer-to-peer programs. Priority will be given to programs needing start-up funding.

A total of $25,000 will be available. Applications may be obtained by calling the department's Bureau of Substance Abuse at 410-887-3828. The application deadline is Dec. 14.

Towson music department to present memorial concert

TOWSON - Towson University music department will present a concert Monday in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.

The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Osler and Cross Campus drives. It will feature works by Brahms, Bach, Walker and Davis, and Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."

Information: 410-704-2787.

In Baltimore City

Clinton Street section closed for repairs

Clinton Street - a key truck route and access road to Interstate 95 in Southeast Baltimore - was closed yesterday by city public works officials for emergency repairs south of Holabird Avenue.

Repairs to the roadway and to the Maryland Port Administration's adjacent Pier 7 will take six to nine months, officials said.

Both northbound and southbound traffic will be detoured around the site.

Boy, 5, recovering from bacterial meningitis

A 5-year-old pupil at Medfield Heights Elementary School was recovering yesterday from bacterial meningitis, the city Health Department said.

Health officials reassured parents that the potentially fatal disease, which attacks the brain and spinal cord, is unlikely to have spread to classmates. It is spread through saliva. The disease killed two students last year in Maryland, one of high school age, the other in college.

"Just having an [infected] 5-year-old in your class is no reason to worry," said Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, the city health commissioner. The child began feeling feverish Monday night and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He should be able to go home in a week or so, Beilenson said.

Festival means restrictions on Mount Vernon traffic

Traffic and parking will be restricted along some streets in the Mount Vernon area today through Monday because of the Baltimore Book Festival, the city Department of Public Works announced.

Street closings include Mount Vernon Place and Madison Street from Cathedral Street to St. Paul Street through 4 p.m. Monday; and Charles Street from Centre Street to Read Street through 6 a.m. Monday. The Mount Vernon Street closings are in effect. Madison Street will be closed effective at 10 a.m. today.

No parking will be allowed through 4 p.m. Monday on the affected stretch of Madison Street. The restrictions on the north side of the street began yesterday morning, and those on the south side will take effect at 10 a.m. today.

Man fatally shot in vacant rowhouse

An unidentified man was fatally shot yesterday in a vacant rowhouse in the 600 block of E. Chase St.

Residents in the area heard shots and called police about 2:30 p.m.

The victim, described as in his late 30s and carrying no identification, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said they knew of no motive for the shooting.

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