City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

August 27, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Southbound section of JFX to close for most of weekend

Part of the southbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed for most of the weekend, reopening for several hours tomorrow to accommodate traffic headed to the Baltimore Ravens pre-season football game at M&T Bank Stadium, the city Department of Transportation has announced.

The southbound JFX will be closed from North Avenue to Eager Street from 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. Monday. Two lanes will be reopened temporarily tomorrow, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., for the football game, but the exit ramps to Maryland and Guilford avenues will be closed.

During the closing, southbound traffic will be detoured off the expressway at North Avenue and should follow detour signs. The closing is for paving work, weather permitting.

HIV prevention tour to visit Pigtown tonight

The Believemobile HIV Block Party Tour is scheduled to make its third and final stop for this summer tonight in Pigtown/Washington Village in Southwest Baltimore.

The tour seeks to promote HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and prevention. The city Health Department will provide free confidential HIV testing during the block party.

Information booths, vendors and exhibitors will be open about 5 p.m., and live performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Believemobile stage. Washington Boulevard will be closed between Cross and Scott streets for the block party.

Dinner Sunday to mark Women's Equality Day

A dinner celebrating Women's Equality Day will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at One World Cafe, near the Johns Hopkins University.

The event, sponsored by the National Organization for Women, will feature a three-course meal (from a selection of six entrees), a silent auction and speakers including Del. Salima S. Marriott. The cafe is at 100 E. University Parkway.

Cost is $25 for NOW members and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations and menu selections are needed by noon tomorrow. To register and for information: 410-668-4399.

In Baltimore County

Nominations invited for `Heroes' awards

TOWSON - Baltimore County is accepting nominations for "Heroes" awards to honor those who responded in an exceptional way during Tropical Storm Isabel last year.

Individuals and organizations can be nominated. The nominations should include a description of the activities and the name and phone number of the person making the recommendation. Nominations should be mailed to the Baltimore County Office of Communications, c/o Baltimore County Heroes, 400 Washington Ave., Old Courthouse Mezzanine Level, Towson 21204 by Sept. 13.

The awards will be presented Oct. 2 at the Baltimore County Community Waterfront Festival on Dark Head Creek, organizers said.

Towson math lab helps Carroll transit analysis

TOWSON - Towson University's Applied Mathematics Laboratory has joined with the Carroll Area Transit System to provide statistical models of the area's transportation needs.

Analysis of data on demographics, routes and usage is expected to predict the optimal number of vehicles needed and improve the transit system's planning and budgets, Towson University officials said in a statement announcing the project.

The Carroll Area Transit System is a private organization specializing in demand-response services for elderly and disabled citizens.

Humane Society schedules orientation for volunteers

REISTERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Baltimore County is seeking volunteers to assist with its animal shelters and programs.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. A two-hour orientation session will be held at noon Sept. 19 at the Windswept Building, 1601 Nicodemus Road. The society also sponsors programs for youngsters. With the approval of a school, it is possible to undertake activities as learning service projects.

Information or registration: 410-833-2387.

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