In Baltimore City
U.S. Census Bureau holds job fair, tests today at armory
The Census Bureau is sponsoring a Job Fair/Test-A-Thon from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Fifth Regiment Armory, on 29th Division Street between Howard and Eutaw streets near the state office complex.
At the fair, the federal government is seeking enumerators to send to households that have not returned their census forms. Applicants will be tested tomorrow, with many hired on the spot to work starting next week at wages between $10 and $13.25 per hour.
Applicants should bring two forms of identification, such as a driver's license, Social Security card or passport. Information: 410-243-8627.
Murder-suicide victims in Charles Village identified
Police identified yesterday the man and woman who died Sunday in a murder-suicide in Charles Village.
The gunman was identified as Shawn Hamilton, 27, of the 1900 block of Copeland Road in Annapolis. According to witnesses and police, Hamilton fatally shot Sherley Morgan, 30, of the 100 block of E. 32nd St. and then shot and killed himself.
Police believe that Hamilton and Morgan might have had a rocky romantic relationship, and that they began arguing after Hamilton came to Morgan's home seeking a reconciliation.
Five Maryland women honored by Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has bestowed the group's Distinguished Women's Award on five Marylanders.
Those honored were Janet Marie Smith, president of Turner Sports and Entertainment Development; state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, a Baltimore Democrat; Jennifer Reynolds, vice chairwoman and chief investment officer of Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. investment securities; Jacqueline Thomas, editor of The Sun's editorial page; and Antoinette Ford, CEO of TelSpan Services Inc.
The recipients were honored Monday during the Girl Scouts' 19th annual awards program at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
In Baltimore County
PAL recreation center opens at Shady Spring Elementary
OVERLEA -- The county dedicated a Police Athletic League recreation center yesterday at Shady Spring Elementary School, the second center to open this year.
The opening ceremony included children from surrounding neighborhoods, community leaders and public officials. The Shady Spring center cost $1.2 million, with the cost split between the county and the state.
Two other centers are scheduled to open this year: one on the site of Winfield Elementary School in Woodlawn Precinct, the other at Scotts Branch Elementary School in Garrison Precinct.
Site for recreation use purchased in Perry Hall
PERRY HALL -- The county has purchased 24 acres in Perry Hall for ball fields and other recreational uses.
The park will be available to the Perry Hall and White Marsh recreation councils. Community meetings will be held before a decision is made on a final park plan.
The County Council approved the purchase of the Ragonese property on Cross Road this week. The $1.3 million cost will be covered by state Program Open Space funds.
Firm gets 2-year contract for architecture services
TOWSON -- Sanders Designs of Timonium has been awarded a two-year contract to help the county with its Architect on Call program.
Under the program, businesses in the county's 12 commercial revitalization districts can receive low-cost architectural design assistance to improve building exteriors. Architect on Call offers up to 10 hours of design services.
Property owners in the districts can apply to the county's Business Improvement Loan Program for loans up to $10,000 to implement Architect on Call designs. Information: 410-887-3990.