City/county Digest


April 08, 2006

Baltimore: Construction

Calvert St. section to be closed for day

The city Department of Transportation is planning to close North Calvert Street between Biddle and Chase streets from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Officials said the closure is needed to accommodate a crane that construction workers will be using to work on the Horizon House apartment building. Motorists are urged to use Charles Street as an alternate route.


Marchers to talk about war protest

Six people from Baltimore who participated in last month's Walkin' to New Orleans march will be speaking Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the office of the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee, 4806 York Road. The march marked the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and hundreds of veterans and others walked for five days from Mobile, Ala., to an anti-war rally in New Orleans. The six Baltimore marchers who are scheduled to participate in Tuesday's discussion include Steven Potts, Laura Kinsey, Dominique Stevenson, Virginia Rodino, Morgan Wheeler and Mike McGuire.

Carroll County: Westminster Middle

Pellet gun draws suspension

A pupil at Westminster West Middle School was suspended for bringing a pellet gun to school and shooting rubber pellets at several other children, according to Larry Faries, security coordinator for Carroll County schools. The boy "brought an air pellet weapon and discharged it while outside on school property" as the children were heading to the school buses at the end of the day Thursday, West Middle Principal G. Thomas Hill told parents in a letter sent home yesterday. Hill's letter explained that state police had been contacted to assist with an investigation of the incident.

Gina Davis

Baltimore County: Route 150

Lane closures begin Monday

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 150 (Eastern Boulevard) near the MARC commuter rail station in eastern Baltimore County will be closed intermittently beginning about 8 a.m. Monday, state highway officials said. The single-lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays until early May, weather permitting. Concrete barriers will be installed to help with construction of the new Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) intersection with Route 150. The work is part of the State Highway Administration's $68.2 million, 3.8-mile project to extend Route 43 from U.S. Route 40 in White Marsh to Route 150 in Middle River. Construction began in July 2003, and the project is slated for completion this fall. Information: 410-321-2800 or 1-800-962-3077.


Pancake feast set tomorrow

The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Palm Sunday pancake feast tomorrow. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the firehouse, 11601 Bellvue Ave. The event is open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Information: 410-887-5773.

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