City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

March 22, 2007

Baltimore: City Council

Panel postpones St. Stanislaus vote

A Baltimore City Council committee postponed a vote yesterday that could have decided the fate of a former church complex in Fells Point. Because of a lack of a quorum, the land-use committee did not take up the rezoning of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church on South Ann Street, an issue that is part of a broader effort to rezone a swath of southeastern neighborhoods from Patterson Park to Little Italy.

Franciscan friars hope to sell the property, with plans to build luxury condominiums and move the Mother Seton Academy into the old church.

Jill Rosen

Cherry Hill

Arundel woman hit by train dies

An Anne Arundel County woman died early yesterday shortly after she was struck by a light rail train near the Patapsco station in Cherry Hill, the Maryland Transit Administration reported. Carla Nicole Campbell, 22, of Glen Burnie was crossing the tracks about 200 yards north of the station about 12:15 a.m. after a southbound train had passed and stepped into the path of a northbound train, said Holly Henderson, an MTA the spokeswoman. Campbell was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore : east side

Toxic fumes force evacuation of eight

At least eight people were evacuated safely yesterday evening from several rowhouses in the East Baltimore Midway community after a malfunctioning oil furnace spread dangerous levels of carbon monoxide into adjacent dwellings, a spokesman for the city Fire Department said.

About 5:30 p.m., a resident returning to his home in the 2000 block of Kennedy Ave. heard his carbon monoxide detector blaring and called the Fire Department, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman. "The CO level in his home was 300 parts per million, a potentially fatal level," Cartwright said.

Richard Irwin

Maryland: Politics

Report has Ehrlich endorsing Giuliani

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. plans today to endorse former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in his presidential run, according to Politico.com. Ehrlich is to serve as a regional chairman for Giuliani campaign, the Web site said in a posting yesterday.

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