Video Spurs Backlash HoCo faith, ethnic leaders won’t stand intolerance

The Howard County community, along with many others who viewed it on YouTube, was shocked by a racially charged, inflammatory video posted by a Mount Hebron High School student last week, and various faith and ethnic leaders in the community came forward with a message of their own. “Earlier this week, bigotry, racial hatred and… Read More

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Listen, Converse!

At first glance, it’s so obvious that it’s a wonder anyone considers it revolutionary: If you want to increase your community members’ level of engagement, ask them what they think and what they want, and then empower them to do it. Put it another, albeit circular, way: If you want to increase engagement, engage! That’s… Read More

Del. Shane Pendergrass (center) and Sen. Ronald Young (left) are the sponsors of the End-of-Life Option Act. (Marc Shapiro)

Legislators, Advocates Rally for End-of-Life Option Act Revised bill increases protection from coercion, includes data collection

Legislators and advocates kicked off this year’s push for the End-of-Life Option Act on Thursday, Jan. 28 ahead of the introduction of Senate and House bills. The Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer End-of-Life Option Act, sponsored by Del. Shane Pendergrass (D-District 13) and Sen. Ronald Young (D-District 3), would allow terminally ill individuals… Read More

The new addition at Gilchrist will be a place for families to gather, outfitted with a variety of familiar Jewish symbols.(Renderings provided)

A $6.8 Million Campaign for Gilchrist, The Associated Funds will go toward new wing, Jewish community resources

Gilchrist Hospice Care has partnered with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore on a fundraising campaign to expand hospice programs and resources in the Jewish community. The $6.8 million fundraising  campaign will allow for renovations and a 2,400-square-foot addition at Gilchrist Center Towson, an endowment to help Gilchrist engage the Jewish community and funds… Read More

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