City/county Digest


April 28, 2006

BCCC narrows its search for president to 3 finalists

Three finalists have been chosen in the search for a president at Baltimore City Community College, the college's board of trustees announced yesterday.

Two of the three finalists have previous ties to community colleges in Maryland, the college said.

The finalists are:

Irving Pressley McPhail, who was president of the Community College of Baltimore County from 1998 until last year. McPhail also was president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Missouri.

G. Jeremiah Ryan, who was vice president for marketing, planning and development at Harford Community College from 1990 to 1996. Ryan is president of Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, N.J., and is a former president of Quincy College in Quincy, Mass.

Carolane Williams, who is provost of Broward Community College North Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is a former vice president for academic affairs at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville, S.C.

The candidates will visit the college May 4, 5 and 8, and will participate in public forums. A schedule of the candidates' visits and activities will be available at

Baltimore: Recreation

Fitness expo is starting today

The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks is holding a fitness expo starting today to kick off the spring and summer seasons. Events will include cultural, environmental, fitness and educational programs. The 2006 Recreation Explosion, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Druid Hill Park.

Road work

MLK Jr. Boulevard lanes will be closed

The Department of Transportation will close lanes along a two-block stretch of northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Monday for resurfacing. The far right lanes between West Franklin Street and Druid Hill Avenue will be affected, leaving one lane for traffic. Transportation officials urge motorists to use alternate routes. The project began yesterday.


Conference is set for tomorrow

Baltimore will hold its first Conference of Neighborhoods this weekend in an effort to bring together community leaders to discuss public safety, code enforcement and other quality of life issues, city officials say. The conference will include more than two dozen workshops on topics such as reducing illegal dumping, creating civilian-police watch groups and obtaining grants. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School, 2500 E. Northern Parkway.

John Fritze


Free health fair at church tomorrow

A health fair sponsored by an undergraduate student group at the Johns Hopkins University is set from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Love Center at the Agape Fellowship AME Church, 4650 Reisterstown Road. Sponsored by Project Prevent, the fair aims to provide preventive medical services to Baltimore's uninsured population. The fair is free. Iformation: Center for Social Concern at 410-516-4777.

Recreation center

`Wizard of Schnozz' to be performed

Variety Children's Theatre will present The Wizard of Schnozz, an adaption of The Wizard of Oz, at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Barring-Baybrook Recreation Center, 4501 Farring Court. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. The theater project allows children with disabilities to work with children who are not disabled to put on theatrical productions. Information: Mike Naugle, 410-396-7072.

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