City/County Digest


March 30, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Students, activists, agencies plan cleanup for Herring Run

Students, community activists and city agencies will combine to plant 200 native plants and clean up along Herring Run in East Baltimore Thursday.

Morgan State University biology students and children from the Goodnow Police Athletic League Center will join the Herring Run Watershed Association and other volunteers along the 5900 block of Bowleys Lane.

The nonprofit Parks & People Foundation is coordinating the event, and city agencies are providing a trash receptacle and wood chips. Information: 410-448-5663, Ext. 103.

Nonprofit lawyers group receives grant from IRS

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has received an $85,000 grant from the Internal Revenue Service to represent qualifying low- and moderate-income taxpayers in disputes with the federal agency.

The grant - slightly more that the amount received from the IRS last year - enables the nonprofit service, along with University of Baltimore and University of Maryland law students, to provide free assistance in resolving disputes involving such matters as the earned-income credit, discrepancies in reported income, non-filing, collection and head-of-household status.

MVLS, based in Baltimore, reported assisting in 107 cases last year, including 79 in the city and 11 in Baltimore County. It also handles cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, consumer rights, denial of public benefits, wills, and deed and name changes.

Information: 410-547-6537 or 800-510-0050, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mayor sets open forum tomorrow at Glenmount

Mayor Martin O'Malley will hold an open forum tomorrow night at Glenmount Elementary School, 6211 Walther Ave. in Northeast Baltimore.

The public is invited to question O'Malley and members of his Cabinet about municipal services, projects, crime-fighting strategies and neighborhood problems.

The forum - planned for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - is one of a series held by the administration in city neighborhoods.

In Baltimore County

Man, 21, hospitalized after being shot in Essex

ESSEX - A 21-year-old man remained hospitalized yesterday after being shot repeatedly Sunday evening in the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in Essex.

Witnesses told Baltimore County police that while the man was working on his girlfriend's car about 6:30 p.m., another man walked up to him and started shooting. Police found the victim lying in the street.

Out of concern for his safety, police are not releasing the victim's name or the hospital where he is being treated, said police spokesman Shawn Vinson.

Unwanted electronics can be recycled Saturday

TOWSON - Baltimore County residents can drop off their unwanted electronics for recycling Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Road.

Items accepted for recycling include computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, scanners and other accessories, and televisions and VCRs. No appliances will be accepted.

Information: 410-887-2000.

Kingsville fire volunteers plan breakfast fund-raiser

KINGSVILLE - The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a pancake and eggs breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 11601 Bellvue Ave.

The northeastern Baltimore County company has about 150 volunteers. Free-will donations are requested.

Information: 410-887-5773.

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