BREAKING: Hogan Signs Executive Order on BDS

Gov. Larry Hogan has prohibited state agencies from contracting with companies and organizations aligned with a Palestinian-backed movement against Israel. Diving into a hotly debated international issue, Hogan on Monday signed an executive order opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel (BDS), which has gained momentum in some parts of the country, worrying… Read More

Community Celebrates Little Free Libraries Near Pimlico

As Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (D-District 5) looks out at the small brown box shaped like a birdhouse, he sees more than shelves, a glass door and dozens of books. He sees a valuable tool to build a sense of community, foster a love of reading and spark creativity by encouraging neighborhood book… Read More

Jim Brochin Announces County Executive Bid

State Sen. Jim Brochin (D-District 42) says he’s the most independent candidate in the race for Baltimore County Executive, for which he announced his candidacy Thursday. Though that talk won’t score him many points with his opponents, Brochin is confident his approach is just what county voters seek. “Whether I’m right or wrong,” Brochin said… Read More

You Should Know… Mike Leavey

Mike Leavey’s life is filled with magic. A fourth-grade math and science teacher at Woodholme Elementary School, Leavey thoroughly enjoys performing magic tricks for his students. He can make objects appear and disappear and uses magic mainstays such as card throwing, plate spinning and juggling to explain scientific concepts. Leavey, 41, always had visions of… Read More

Former Campers Reconnect at Milldale Reunion

About 50 former Camp Milldale campers descended upon Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Reisterstown this past Saturday to reconnect and reminisce about their years at the popular Jewish day camp in Reisterstown that was absorbed into Jewish Community Center’s camp programs two years ago. The Camp Milldale reunion was organized by campers Carly Cierler Greenberg, Cara… Read More

Kappa Guild Kicks Off 65th Year

The group’s work can be seen in children’s hospitals and pediatric, neonatal and intensive care units around the state and has touched tens of thousands of lives. Baltimore-based Kappa Guild, which gives approximately $10,000 a year to various children’s health causes, kicks off its 65th anniversary year with a fashion show fundraiser on Oct. 29…. Read More

60 Years of Giving

When Mildred Mindell died of breast cancer in 1957 at age 38, a group of young women were inspired to ensure her legacy would live on. The women were close to Mindell, who was the Phi Delta sorority adviser at Forest Park Senior High School and acted as a mentor to many. And so, the… Read More

Community Mourns Greg’s Bagels Founder

For nearly three decades, Greg’s Bagels has claimed a cozy sliver of Belvedere Square. It’s housed in a 1,800-square-foot space along a strip of bustling shops and restaurants, the livelihood of its founder, Greg Novik, who along with his wife, Kathleen, established a community staple. But the square lost its treasured unofficial mayor when the… Read More

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A Better Transit System for a Brighter Future

In October 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan announced BaltimoreLink — a transformative project aimed at converting the existing antiquated transit routes in the Baltimore area into a true transit network, operated by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA). After 19 months of preparation and thanks to the dedication of more than 3,000… Read More


Should the Pikesville Library and Senior Center be moved to the armory?