City/County Digest


April 14, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Detectives investigate killings of two men in separate incidents

City homicide detectives were investigating two fatal shootings that occurred Saturday night - one near Green Mount Cemetery, the other in West Baltimore.

In the first incident, Taji Hawkins, 26, of the 2500 block of Eutaw Place was shot in the chest about 8:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Carey St., in the city's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, police said.

The other victim, identified as John Esrael, 22, of the Bronx, N.Y., was shot in the head about 11 p.m. in the 1500 block of Latrobe St., about two blocks west of the cemetery.

IRS representatives to offer free assistance tomorrow

Taxpayers can receive free assistance with their federal income tax forms tomorrow at the Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore.

Internal Revenue Service representatives will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer questions, distribute forms and discuss electronic filing.

Taxpayers also can download federal forms and obtain other information at and 800-829-1040.

Aquarium is on a quest for shark exhibit volunteers

The National Aquarium in Baltimore has an urgent need for volunteers to work weekends as part of the Shark Quest exhibit.

Volunteers will receive training and share information about sharks with aquarium visitors.

Volunteers must be older than age 18 and out of high school. Information: 410-576-3886 during business hours.

Federal Hill Main Street sets free block party May 4

Federal Hill Main Street is holding a block party featuring food and music the first Sunday of next month.

The free party is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 on Cross Street along Cross Street Market. Area restaurants and taverns will sell their specialties and 10 bands will perform on two stages.

Parking is available on the street and in the West Street garage between Light and Charles streets. Information: 410-727- 4500.

In Baltimore County

Testing begins next week for police cadet positions

WOODLAWN - Baltimore County police will begin testing high school seniors interested in applying for cadet posts working in traffic enforcement, undercover operations and specialized units.

Testing at Woodlawn High School is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 22. Testing will be conducted at Eastern Technical High School at 3:30 p.m. April 29.

The starting salary for cadets is $20,674. Once cadets reach age 21, they are eligible to apply for the county police academy to begin training as full-time, sworn officers. Information: 410-887-5542.

Free golf clinics scheduled for people with disabilities

WOODLAWN - Kernan Hospital will offer golf clinics for people with physical disabilities.

Golf professionals from Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. will assist with instruction. The clinics are for golfers at all levels.

Clinics will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 22 and 29, and May 6 and 13 on the grounds of the hospital, 2200 N. Forest Park Ave. Clinics are free, but registration is required. Information: 410-448-6320.

Congressman sets meeting to discuss health, insurance

PIKESVILLE - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will hold a town meeting at 1:15 p.m. today at Pikesville Senior Center.

The Democratic congressman is expected to discuss health, insurance and community issues. The center is at 1301 Reisterstown Road.

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