City/County Digest

THE BALTIMORE SUN

IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

Program linking police, communities survives fund cut

TOWSON -- Despite statewide budget cuts, Baltimore County will retain all C-SAFE programs, which help to maintain communications between the Police Department and six communities, County Executive James T. Smith Jr. announced recently.

The program, which stands for Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement, includes the Deep Creek, Woodmoor, Scott's Branch, River View, Hillendale and Yorkway communities.

The state contribution for this year was less than half of last year's. To maintain services in each area, the county consolidated programming and added funds.

Police to discuss allocation of $1.1 million federal grant

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police will hold a public meeting Monday about the allocation of $1.1 million in federal criminal justice block grant funds.

Department officials will attend to discuss the criteria for the two-year grant that begins in July.

The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 106 of the county's Administration Building at 111 W. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson. Information: 410-887-5637.

Parents, students invited to school services session

LANSDOWNE -- Students attending the five schools in the Lansdowne area and their parents are invited to an information session on services available in their schools. The session will take place at Lansdowne High School's track from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

Families attending the "Lansdowne Community Extravaganza" can learn about services such as after-school tutoring, health care, family counseling and subsidized lunches.

The area schools are Baltimore Highlands Elementary, Lansdowne Elementary, Lansdowne Middle, Riverview Elementary and Lansdowne High, which is at 3800 Hollins Ferry Road.

IN BALTIMORE CITY

Ceremonies commemorate atomic bombings of Japan

A coalition of peace groups will mark the 58th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with two ceremonies this week.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Bill Sulzman, director of Citizens for Peace in Space of Colorado Springs, Colo., will speak at 4806 York Road. On Saturday, the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing, the group plans a vigil at 3 p.m. at 34th and North Charles streets. Participants plan to walk to the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus to protest the school's Applied Physics Laboratory.

The events are dedicated to anti-war activist Philip Berrigan who died in December. They were organized by the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, which includes members of the American Friends Service Committee and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Coppin State alumni plan retreat Aug. 16

Alumni of Coppin State College will discuss how to address the college's needs at an annual planning retreat Aug. 16.

The retreat will include five workshops on topics ranging from fund raising to school spirit and pre-alumni development. There will also be a free luncheon, accompanied by a speech by Chester France, president of a company that advises institutions and nonprofit groups on fund raising.

The event is sponsored by the Coppin State College Alumni Association and will be held in the Grace Jacobs Building. For more information, contact Tara K. Turner: 410-951-3800.

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