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Lake Shore recycling center closes

The county Department of Public Works has closed the recycling center at Lake Shore Plaza because its use fell dramatically after residential curbside collection expanded into Pasadena.

The county has a new recycling center, which will be open every third Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Hi-Gear store in the Southgate Plaza on Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie.

County officials consider the new location more convenient to apartment dwellers and residents of other multifamily buildings that do not receive curbside service.

Residents may call the recycling office at 222-6103 for more information.

Boy, 13, hospitalized after car collision

A 13-year-old boy was in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center after being hit by a car while he was riding his bike Tuesday.

According to the police report, Justin Wayne Merrill was riding his bike north on Elm Road at 8 p.m. with his friends when police said he tried to cross the road and came into the path of an car.

The youth, of the 300 block of O'Brecht Road, was taken by helicopter to the hospital.

The driver of the car, Mary T. Laeana, 39, of the 8300 block of Elm Road, was not charged, police said.

Police recover jet ski off Downs Park beach

The Maryland Natural Resources Police found a stolen jet ski Tuesday morning anchored about 200 feet off the Downs Park beach.

The 1990 Kawasaki jet ski was reported stolen from a private pier off Janner Drive near Bodkin Point about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Police said the investigation into the theft is continuing.

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