A 2.7-acre Southwest Baltimore parcel termed crucial...


A 2.7-acre Southwest Baltimore parcel termed crucial to completion of the Gwynns Falls Trail has been acquired for the planned 14-mile stream valley park between Dickeyville and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

The industrial site, bounded by a CSX rail line, Annapolis Road, Gwynns Falls, Monroe Street and Interstate 95, and formerly owned by JRS Transportation Services, was purchased with state funds through the Trust for Public Land.

The trail's first segment, adjacent to Leon Day Park in Rosemont and the Windsor Hills neighborhood, is under construction and due for completion this fall.

Boy, 5, seriously injured crossing Curtis Bay street

A 5-year-old boy was clinging to life yesterday after he was struck by a Jeep on Monday afternoon as he crossed a street near his home in Curtis Bay, Baltimore police said.

Zachary Abeyta of the 3800 block of W. Bay Ave. was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Police said he suffered extensive internal injuries in the accident.

Police said Zachary stepped out of a parked van occupied by his grandparents, ran behind the vehicle and into the street, where he was hit at 3 p.m. by a Jeep driven by Renee Fowler, 24, of the 500 block of Annabel Ave. in Brooklyn. Police cited pedestrian error as the apparent cause of the accident.

Three men suspected in string of burglaries

Three men were arrested yesterday by Southeastern District officers after they were spotted carrying items from homes in two incidents, and police said they were investigating possible connections to a series of burglaries in the Canton area.

About 2: 30 p.m., two 28-year-old men were arrested at a house in the 300 block of S. Wolfe St., where they were seen taking stained-glass windows, said police Lt. Carmine Baratta at Southeastern.

In the other incident, Southeastern officers arrested a 30-year-old suspect seen leaving a house in the 400 block of N. Kenwood Ave. carrying a videocassette recorder. A search of the man found a loaded .22-caliber revolver and a small quantity of heroin, Baratta said.

Community activist files for seat in 43rd District

Pat Gorman, a community activist from Northeast Baltimore, has filed for a seat in the House of Delegates from the 43rd District.

A member of the district's Democratic Central Committee, Gorman said she will address issues such as public safety, education and housing.

Gorman, 54, heads into the Sept. 15 primary with $30,000 in her campaign treasury. The other contenders are incumbents Ann Marie Doory, Kenneth C. Montague Jr. and Michael V. Dobson, appointed to fill the term of Gerald J. Curran, who resigned amid an ethics committee investigation into his business dealings.

TOWSON -- Just in time for warm weather and the boating season, the county has eliminated all boat launching fees at Chesapeake Bay access public ramps.

The County Council approved the resolution unanimously Monday night, and the county will mail refunds to boaters who have bought $15 seasonal passes since Jan. 1. Although the daily $3 launching fees have been eliminated, fees paid will not be refunded.

The resolution was initiated by County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger after discussions with Councilman Louis L. DePazzo, a Dundalk Democrat who owns boats. It is intended to help the eastern county's maritime businesses and provide easier access to county waterways.

Job fair Saturday offers assistance for Hispanics


ESSEX -- More than 50 businesses and organizations will have exhibits at a job fair for Hispanics at 10 a.m. Saturday at Essex Community College.

The free program will offer assistance, including translators, to identify academic and career opportunities with an emphasis on Hispanics. Workshops will be held.

Information: 410-727-7365 or 410-780-6801.

Pub Date: 5/06/98

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