City/County Digest


October 06, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Two women get prison sentences for roles in killing

TOWSON - A county Circuit Court judge sentenced two women to prison yesterday, wrapping up the cases against four people charged in the killing of a construction worker lured to Owings Mills last year by four acquaintances intending to rob him to buy tickets to the Six Flags amusement park in Largo.

Nicole M. Mongelli, 21, of Westminster was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Chantiece R. Koromah, 19, of Baltimore had all but six years of her 10-year prison term suspended. Judge Lawrence R. Daniels also ordered Koromah to serve five years of supervised probation.

Both women pleaded guilty this year to one count each of armed robbery for their roles in the death of Donnie A. Joy Jr., 28, who was fatally shot June 13 last year in a parking lot near Pleasant Hill and Reisterstown roads. They could have received up to 20 years in prison.

Larry E. Jackson and Reginald J. Manning, both of Baltimore, were sentenced this year to life terms on murder charges and consecutive 20-year sentences for handgun offenses in the killing.

Waterfront festival nets $20,000 for storm victims

MIDDLE RIVER - Under threatening skies, Baltimore County's first Waterfront Festival on Saturday generated more than $20,000 for the victims of Tropical Storm Isabel, an official said yesterday.

Corporate sponsors and more than 10,000 fairgoers donated a total of about $35,000, but expenses must be paid from that total, said Robert J. Barrett, director of the Department of Recreation and Parks. Several thousand dollars more was donated by food vendors.

"It was a great success," said Barrett. "We plan to do it again next year around the same date to continue to observe the anniversary of Isabel." Barrett said donations will be forwarded to an Isabel relief fund handled by the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce.

Griffith named a member of county landmarks board

TOWSON - Edward A. Griffith has been named to the Baltimore County Landmarks Commission to represent the 2nd District, which includes Pikesville, Owings Mills and Reisterstown.

Griffith previously owned and operated a real estate firm in Towson. He served as vice chairman of the Baltimore County Planning Board and was a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1974 to 1978, according to a statement by Councilman Kevin Kamenetz, who represents the district and announced the appointment yesterday.

Griffith and his wife, Joyce, are 40-year residents of Ruxton-Riderwood, the statement said.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be discussed tomorrow

TOWSON - Towson University will present Partners for Peace and the group's tour program, "Jerusalem Women Speak," at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow on the third floor of the University Union.

The free program will feature three women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds who live with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Information: 410-704-2906.

In Baltimore City

City considers lending $750,000 to NeighborCare

The city Board of Estimates will consider approving a $750,000 loan today for NeighborCare Inc., the pharmacy company that is consolidating its national headquarters at the Power Plant.

The company will continue to maintain its offices on East Lee Street, but is moving its Pennsylvania and Chicago branches into the Power Plant building.

Under consideration is a 10-year loan of $500,000 at 3 percent interest. The remainder would not have to be paid back if NeighborCare creates at least 100 new jobs in the city before January 2006.

Leaf collection to begin in Baltimore tomorrow

City leaf collection will begin tomorrow, with trash crews picking up bagged leaves on the second residential trash collection day each week. The service will continue through Jan. 31.

Crews also will pick up bags of leaves in heavily wooded areas of the city Sundays from Nov. 21 to Dec. 19, according to an announcement from the Department of Public Works.

Residents can drop off bags of leaves between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the solid-waste yards at 6101 Bowleys Lane and 2840 Sisson St. Starting Dec. 6, a third solid-waste yard at 701 Reedbird Ave. will accept leaves.

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