City/County Digest


September 07, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Catonsville man, 62, identified as victim of fatal sailing accident

ESSEX -- A man who died while sailing in Essex on Sunday was identified yesterday by Baltimore County police as a 62-year-old Catonsville man.

Henry Berzofsky apparently fell overboard after being hit by the boat's boom, police said. The county police marine unit, which was summoned to the scene about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, found his body floating in the water.

He was pronounced dead at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Schoolchildren's safety to be focus of cable show

TOWSON -- The safety of pedestrian schoolchildren will be a featured topic in this month's edition of the Baltimore County Police Department's Police Report, which will air through Oct. 1.

Police Report also will focus on Baltimore County's Crisis Response program, formed by the Police and Health departments and the Affiliated Sante Group to respond to residents experiencing mental health crises. Another segment will focus on neighborhood crime trends and criminal suspects.

The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County.

County police seek school crossing guards

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department is recruiting school crossing guards for the Dundalk and Towson areas.

Applicants must be at least age 18. Guards receive time off with pay during inclement weather and on national and state holidays from September to June, according to the department.

Information: Officer Karen Nizer, 410-887-7364.

Vintage auto show set at county historical society

COCKEYSVILLE -- The Model A Ford Club will showcase more than 45 vintage automobiles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society of Baltimore County.

The show will feature vintage automobiles from 1929 to 1931, along with re-enactors portraying Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone.

Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-666-1878.

In Baltimore City

4 groups receive grants from Gateways Network

Four Baltimore organizations that promote appreciation of Maryland's waterways and history have received matching grants from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, the city announced.

Grant recipients are the National Aquarium in Baltimore, $150,000 for interpretive graphics for a new waterfront park on Pier 3; the Baltimore City Heritage Area, $111,500 to create a wayside exhibit and post trail-head signage at the Baltimore Visitor Center; the Fells Point Preservation Society, $33,135 for an archaeology display highlighting the settlement of Fells Point; and the Maryland Historical Society, $16,678 to redesign the entranceway and exhibit hall of the Fells Point Maritime Museum.

The grants were four of 33 grants, totaling $1.5 million, awarded to organizations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Work to begin tomorrow on Fayette Street upgrade

Construction is expected to begin tomorrow on the $8.3 million Fayette Street streetscape project, according to city transportation officials.

Plans call for a four-lane divided road with a center median, left-turn lanes and recessed parking, as well as upgraded storm drain and conduit systems. The road will be resurfaced, and there will be new streetlights, traffic signals, sidewalks, curbing and landscaping.

The work is expected to take about 14 months, and two lanes of traffic will remain open during heavy traffic periods throughout the project.

Construction planned on Franklintown bridge

Construction work on the Franklintown Road bridge is expected to begin soon, forcing several road closures, city transportation officials said.

Starting today, Franklintown Road is expected to be closed between Morris Road and Forest Park Avenue, forcing several detours. Local access and entry to the Gwynns Falls hike-and-bike trail will be permitted through Morris Road, and signs will be posted. Transportation officials say they hope the bridge construction will be completed by spring.

Near the bridge in Leakin Park, city officials hope to reopen a portion of Winans Way between the northern and southern sections of Briarclift Road by next month. It has been closed during the installation of a water main.

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