City/County Digest


January 08, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Board of Estimates approves $250,000 for B&O museum

The city's Board of Estimates agreed yesterday to give $250,000 to the B&O Railroad Museum, which is rebuilding after the roof of its roundhouse collapsed last winter.

The money will go toward a new $4.5 million restoration facility, where locomotives damaged in the Feb. 17 collapse will be rebuilt.

The city will not disburse the money until the museum secures funding for the whole project and enters into construction contracts for the facility. As a condition of the funding, the museum agreed to make the project subject to the city's minority contracting goals. The museum also will create a job and skills training program for residents at the facility.

Man attending funeral of brother arrested in killing

Attending the funeral Tuesday afternoon for his slain older brother, an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with another killing, city police said yesterday.

Fajr Young of the 4000 block of Duvall Ave. was arrested by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Eric Dickerson of the 2900 block of Crimea Road. The youth was shot in the head Dec. 18 in the 3900 block of Fairfax Road.

Young also was wanted for failing to appear in court on a handgun violation in an unrelated case.

Police said the arrest took place at the March Funeral Home in the 4300 block of Wabash Ave., where the funeral was held for Kahlil Young, 27, who was fatally shot New Year's Day while driving a 2004 Ford Excursion sport utility vehicle on Woodhaven Avenue. No arrest has been made in that killing.

Portion of E. Fayette St. to close for three months

A portion of eastbound Fayette Street between Holliday and Gay streets will be closed for construction beginning Monday. City officials say it will be closed for about three months.

Northbound Holliday Street traffic heading for eastbound Fayette Street will be detoured east on Baltimore Street, then north on Gay Street and back on to East Fayette. Additional detour routes may be posted.

In Baltimore County

Police seeking burglar who broke into gas stations

PARKVILLE - Baltimore County police are searching for a burglar responsible for at least two "smash-and-grab" break-ins at gas stations.

Police found the glass kicked out of the door at the Woodcroft Exxon station in the 8600 block of Old Harford Road just after midnight Monday. A surveillance camera recorded a man entering the business, stealing several cartons of cigarettes and crawling back through the door. A Chevron gas station in the 7900 block of Harford Road was burglarized in a similar manner about 30 minutes earlier.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

Christmas trees picked up from homes through Jan. 24

TOWSON - Baltimore County will pick up Christmas trees from single-family homes and townhouses through Jan. 24.

Trees must be left at the front curb; they will not be collected from alleys. They should not be wrapped in plastic or contain decorations. To ensure collection, trees should be placed at the curb by Jan. 18.

Residents also can drop off trees at the county's recycling facilities off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe; at 10300 York Road in Cockeysville; and off the 11500 block of Pulaski Highway in White Marsh. Information: 410-887-2000.

Smith names appointees to boards, commissions

TOWSON - Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. announced several appointments to boards and commissions yesterday.

The appointees are: David J. Goldman of Reisterstown and Nanette E. Strauss of Timonium to the Local Management Board; Dr. Harold E. Ramsey of Woodstock to the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board; Gloria K. McJilton of Dundalk and Sina M. Reid of Pikesville to the Commission on Arts and Sciences; Nancy V. Slaterback of Towson to the Child Protection Panel.

Also: Harriett McGinnis of White Hall, Miles Paterson of Monkton and Daniel W. Colhoun of Upperco to the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board; and Mary Beth Tierney of Timonium to the Mental Health Advisory Council.

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