Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

November 02, 2009

Affordable senior complex planned in Randallstown Enterprise Housing Corp. is set to develop 9 acres in Randallstown into a $15.7 million affordable senior housing complex called the Greens at Liberty Road. Construction is expected to begin this month on the site in the 9700 block of Liberty Road, and to be completed in June 2011. The complex will include 105 rental units reserved for qualified residents 62 and older. The state is providing a $2 million tax credit. Baltimore County has agreed to a property tax reduction that amounts to about $150 per unit, and also has promised a $500,000 loan. The County Council is expected to approve the project at its session today. "We have an expanding elderly population in Baltimore County," said Councilman John Olszewski. "Without these tax credits, some of these developments for the elderly would not be done."

- Mary Gail Hare

Howard to train teen drivers on avoiding car crashes

A program in which teenage drivers can gain experience in avoiding collisions will be held by Howard County police at the James N. Robey Training Center in Marriottsville from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 13 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14. Participants must have a valid driver's license and a vehicle to use for the practical portion of the class. The class costs $195. To sign up or for more information, call 410-313-3750. The center is at 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive.

- Don Markus

Man shot while riding bike in July dies in hospital

A man who was shot nearly five months ago while riding a bike on a street in Brooklyn in South Baltimore died Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police said. The victim, Eric Cromwell, 20, was riding a bike in the 800 block of Washburn Ave. about 9:45 p.m. on June 11 when a black car slowed down. An occupant fired several shots, hitting Cromwell multiple times in the upper body, according to Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Moses said Cromwell, whose address was not available, continued on his bike for about 50 feet before falling to the pavement. Cromwell was taken to shock trauma, where he remained in critical condition before dying about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. No arrest has been made, and police know of no motive for the shooting.

- Richard Irwin

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