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May 30, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Board clears way for construction to begin at stadium site

The Board of Estimates cleared the way yesterday for workers to start building a retirement community on the former Memorial Stadium site.

The board approved a $1-a-year lease and a land disposition agreement, giving the developers authority to start construction of the 430-unit project.

Groundbreaking is planned for late July for the first phase of the project, a 71-unit apartment building and a YMCA.

The developer of the project, Stadium Place, is a nonprofit group headed by the Govans Ecumenical Development Corp. of Baltimore.

Five are named to board for proposed biotech park

Johns Hopkins University President William R. Brody and Alvin C. Collins, chief of staff to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, are among five new appointees to the board overseeing the development of a proposed east-side biotechnology park.

Also joining the board of East Baltimore Development Inc. are Sally W. MacConnell, vice president of facilities of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Stanford R. Britt, president and principal of a Washington planning firm and a member of the city's Design Advisory Panel; and Kieyasien K. Moore, a Bethesda lawyer with experience in drug technology.

Named to the board last month were Chairman Joseph Haskins Jr., chief executive officer of Harbor Bank of Maryland; Eddie C. Brown, a philanthropist and head of an investment firm; and Jacques R. Rubin, a biotech entrepreneur.

Nonprofit group to manage Hampstead Hill school

Hampstead Hill Elementary School, a city public school, will open in the fall under the management of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, a nonprofit group that successfully turned around an elementary school in the system, City Springs.

Baltimore's school board voted this week to give Hampstead Hill increased autonomy under the New Schools Initiative, a program that has allowed existing public schools to be taken over by independent groups.

Hampstead Hill will continue to use the highly structured, phonics-based Direct Instruction Curriculum.

In Baltimore County

7 clothing store arsons under investigation

TOWSON - Baltimore County police are investigating seven arsons at clothing stores during the past two years that have caused $75,000 in damage.

Fires have been set at: Sears in the 100 block of Shawan Road, Cockeysville, on May 22, 2000; Burlington Coat Factory, 100 block of Shawan Road, May 28, 2000; Burlington Coat Factory, 1900 block of E. Joppa Road, Towson, Dec. 26, 2000; Wal-Mart, 100 block of Shawan Road, Feb. 2, 2001.

Also, T.J. Maxx, 9600 block of Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, Oct. 28, 2001; Ross department store, 9600 block of Reisterstown Road, Oct. 28, 2001; and White House Black Market, 1800 block of Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, May 21. Anyone with information about these fires is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

Overlea-Fullerton council plans soccer registration

FULLERTON - The Overlea-Fullerton Recreation Council is holding soccer registration for children ages 4 to 16.

Registration will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon June 8 and 10 a.m. to noon June 15 at the Fullerton Community Center, 7209 Belair Road.

Information: 410-887-5307.

Arbutus association to hold picnic Sunday

ARBUTUS - The Arbutus Improvement Association will hold its annual picnic at 1 p.m. Sunday in Gay Oaks Park on Sulphur Spring Road.

The event will include a community yard sale, bake sale and free hot dogs. Baltimore County police officers will be on hand to fingerprint and issue identification cards for children.

The rain date is June 9. Information: 410-242-2706.

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