City/county Digest


May 26, 2006

Police officer's funeral to shut some streets

The Baltimore Department of Transportation is warning motorists of street closures for today's funeral for Officer Anthony A. Byrd, 31, an 11-year veteran who was killed May 19 in an accident involving two police cruisers.

Services will be held at Zion Baptist Church, 1700 N. Caroline St., in East Baltimore, starting at 11 a.m. Internment will follow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

The following streets near the church will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: North Caroline Street from East Preston Street to East North Avenue, as well as adjacent streets including, but not limited to, Lafayette and Lanvale avenues and Federal and Oliver streets.

Officials said the funeral procession will proceed north from the church on Caroline Street, west on North Avenue to northbound Interstate 83, and finally onto Padonia Road. Road and lane closures will be in effect as the procession passes.

Transportation officials are advising people who have business at Maryland District Court at North Avenue and Harford Road to allow extra time to find parking and travel around street closures.

Maryland: Public hearings

Homeowner-group laws under review

A legislative task force reviewing Maryland laws on homeowners and condominium owners associations plans to hold public hearings around the state next month and in July.

All of the sessions will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dates and locations are:

June 15: Holiday Inn, 6700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City.

June 20: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park.

June 29: Department of Legislative Services, 90 State Circle, Annapolis.

July 20: Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick.

July 25: Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville.

Information: www.Dhcd. Or, contact the task force chair, Jackie Phillips, at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, 410-514-7032, or

Baltimore: Maryland Zoo

Annual festival set for tomorrow

The annual Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too! festival will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Participants can sample local beer and wine, as well as listen to music from Half Nasty, Crash Nelson and Second String. There also will be a Cabot cheese-eating contest. Advance tickets are $20 and must be purchased online at Tickets bought at the door cost $25. Guests receive 10 free drink tickets; additional tickets are 10 for $10. The event also includes zoo admission.

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