Circuit Judge David B. Mitchell has issued...


Circuit Judge David B. Mitchell has issued a temporary restraining order forbidding the city from moving ahead with plans to bulldoze the foundation of a church that is to be built at 5101 Reisterstown Road, near Garrison Boulevard in West Baltimore.

Christian Temple Faith Church stopped construction on the project shortly after it began 12 years ago because of financial problems, leaving a hole 8 feet deep at the site, which neighbors complain is a health hazard.

Under the restraining order, the church has until July 24 to present a financing agreement sufficient to complete the project. Otherwise, it is to demolish the foundation and grade the site itself by Aug. 7.

Police say pedestrian error probably caused fatality

An accident Monday in which a 64-year-old West Baltimore man was killed when he stepped into traffic most likely was caused by pedestrian error, city police said yesterday.

Police said a 1986 Toyota struck John Wesley Bolyard Jr. of the 500 block of S. Gilmor St. about 8 p.m. in the 900 block of E. Patapsco Ave. in Brooklyn. Bolyard suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at 9: 10 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The city state's attorney's office is reviewing the accident report but charges are unlikely, police said.

NORTH POINT -- A North Baltimore man was shot Monday night by a gas station attendant in what county police described as a botched robbery.

Police said a man walked into Bob's Shell station in the 200 block of North Point Blvd. at 6: 45 p.m., brandishing a gun and demanding money. The attendant, 72, grabbed a handgun and shot the gunman in the left leg, police said. The man fled in a white van but was found a short time later at Sinai Hospital, where he went for treatment.

Shawn A. Herring, 25, of the 300 block of Charter Oak Ave. was charged with robbing the gas station, as well as the Royal Farm store in the 7200 block of York Road on June 10, police said. He was being held in the county detention center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

90-unit complex for seniors to be dedicated today


FULLERTON -- Park View at Fullerton, an affordable apartment complex for the elderly, will be dedicated today with a speech by County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III.

Apartments in the 90-unit facility, financed through federal, state and county programs, rent for $428 a month. Amenities include emergency pull-cords in bedrooms and bathrooms, electronically controlled lobby entry systems, community rooms and television lounges. The apartments already are reserved, said Pamela Singleton, marketing coordinator for Shelter Development, the complex's developer.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at Park View, 4300 Cardwell Ave. Information: 663-0665.

Bloom is interim president of Essex Community College


ESSEX -- Patricia Bloom, dean of students at Essex Community College, has assumed the role of interim president of the college.

She will serve until Sept. 1, when Leila Gonzalez Sullivan becomes the fifth president of the school. Sullivan replaces Donald J. Slowinski, who retired June 30 after 28 years as president.

Bloom, who has been at Essex since 1992, was co-chairwoman of the search committee that selected Sullivan.

Pub Date: 7/10/96

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