City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

May 30, 2006

Baltimore: NAACP

Membership rally to be held Thursday

The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a membership rally at noon Thursday to begin a monthlong drive for new members. The rally will be at the Enolia P. McMillan Building, 8 W. 26th St. The local NAACP is trying to sign up 1,000 new members.

Southwest

Repairs spur call to conserve water

Baltimore's Department of Public Works is asking residents in certain Baltimore and Baltimore County ZIP codes to conserve water in conjunction with repair work in Southwest Baltimore. Over the next five weeks, the department would like residents of the 21227, 21228, 21229 and 21250 areas to take shorter showers, run the dishwasher only when full and limit lawn watering. The department calls the conservation request a cautionary measure. It is possible, they say, that residents will notice a slight reduction in water pressure. The repairs have led to mandatory water restrictions in parts of Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

At-risk youth

Hearing to discuss juvenile homicide

A hearing to examine juvenile homicides in Baltimore is scheduled for 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Curran Conference Room at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. The hearing, sponsored by the Baltimore City Youth Commission, aims to provide information on what city policies are needed to help city youths and reduce the number of juvenile killings in Baltimore.

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