In Baltimore City
State grant to provide anti-crime help
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council has received a $74,215 state grant to provide local law enforcement agencies with "high-tech" crime-fighting tools.
As many as five police departments in the area will receive equipment enabling them to do "customized crime mapping and analysis," according to the council. The mapping software was developed by the council in cooperation with the Baltimore County Police Department.
The council is an organization of the elected leaders of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. The Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention awarded the grant.
Job fair and workshop to be held Wednesday
A city-sponsored employment fair and job-readiness workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 3939 Reisterstown Road.
Many employers will be present, and a dozen staff members from the Department of Housing and Community Development's 5th District Human Service Center and the Mayor's Office of Employment Development will be available to answer pre-interview questions and look over resumes.
Workshop participants are expected to be dressed for interviews and bring their resumes.
College of Notre Dame honors city philanthropist
Clarisse B. Mechanic, the Baltimore philanthropist and longtime friend to the arts, was given the College of Notre Dame's President's Medal on Saturday, in recognition of a "lifetime of playing the lead in the cultural and civic life of Baltimore."
Mechanic has been a prominent supporter of the city's live theater and film scene for more than 50 years. For the past 35 years, she has presided over the Morris A. Mechanic Theaters, built in 1967 by her late husband.
The award was created to honor people who have contributed significantly to the community and set an example for the college's students. Mechanic received the award at Notre Dame's annual Honors Convocation.
In Baltimore County
Fire Department to hold memorial service Sunday
TOWSON - The Baltimore County Fire Department will hold its annual memorial service on Sunday for the more than 40 volunteer and paid firefighters and paramedics who died during the past year.
The public is invited to attend the service at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, near Dulaney Valley Road and the Baltimore Beltway. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a procession to the Fire Service Memorial Shrine on Pennsylvania Avenue, where a memorial wreath will be placed.
Department of Aging offers classes at centers
TOWSON - The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in conjunction with Community College of Baltimore County, is sponsoring classes for senior citizens at all 18 senior centers in the county.
Classes will be offered in several areas, including aerobics, aquatics, computers, ceramics, foreign languages and dance theater. Registration for winter classes begins Sept. 30.
Officials to attend opening of elementary's addition
TOWSON - Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will join educators, parents, community leaders and state dignitaries at 10:30 a.m. today to cut the ribbon for an addition at Stoneleigh Elementary School.
The addition contains a cafeteria and multipurpose room, which replace a basement cafeteria in the original building.
A reception for visitors and dignitaries will follow the ceremony. The school is at 900 Pemberton Road.