AIPAC Shrinks Convention Presence

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A pro-Israel event in Philadelphia next week to coincide with the Democratic National Convention was abruptly canceled by AIPAC, the organizers of what was to have been a luncheon at the National Museum of American Jewish History. A museum spokeswoman confirmed that AIPAC recently canceled the event. AIPAC’s credibility rests on its being seen as… Read More

Fighting Colon Cancer with a Healthy Dose of Bluegrass

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The names Susan Cohan and Charlotte Bohn may be known only to a select group in Baltimore, but a local nonprofit, the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (Susie’s Cause), has been working tirelessly to raise both awareness and money for colorectal cancer, the disease that took the lives of these two amazing women. David… Read More

Republican Mayoral Candidate Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer

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Alan Walden, the Republican candidate in Baltimore’s mayoral race, announced via his personal Facebook page on July 9 that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Walden, 80, a former WBAL anchor and co-founder of the Cross Keys Havurah in Baltimore, said he has a good prognosis. “I have been assured that this discovery has… Read More

You Should Know …
David Narrow

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At 26, David Narrow is already the CEO of his own biomedical engineering company, Sonavex, Inc., which is creating massive waves in the world of medicine with unique applications of ultrasound technology. Originally from Owings Mills, Narrow grew up as a member of Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown, even working as a madrich in the religious… Read More

BDS: Faltering?

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Days before the start of its convention in Cleveland next week, the Republican Party made headlines, especially in the Jewish world, when a subcommittee formally proposed platform language that identifies the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as inherently anti-Semitic. The proposed addendum does other things, including de-emphasizing a two-state solution to the… Read More

America’s Realty Picks Up East County Property

A Pikesville-based commercial redevelopment firm purchased the North Point Mall in eastern Baltimore County near Dundalk earlier this month. America’s Realty CEO Carl Verstandig said his company acquired the property, which includes a 95,000-square-foot Kmart and an adjacent 40,000 square feet of retail space, for $3.3 million. “It’s a great location,” Verstandig said. “It’s just… Read More

After 66 Years, State Bridge Chief Calls It a Career

From left: Maryland Treasurer Nack K. Kopp. Earle Freedman, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot at a ceremony on July 6, where Hogan presented Freedman with a commendation for his years of service. (Office of the Governor of Maryland)

The state of Maryland’s bridge chief retired last week after a career spanning over six decades. Earle S. “Jock” Freedman, 86, retired as the longest-serving employee of the state of Maryland after 66 years of service, all spent in the bridge department of the State Highway Administration. On July 6, Gov. Larry Hogan honored Freedman… Read More

Gauging the Impact of BDS Is the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel succeeding?

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In 2005, Palestinian nongovernmental organizations initiated the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement to encourage businesses, universities and other global entities to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of the West Bank and Golan Heights, giving full equality to Palestinian citizens of Israel and recognizing the Palestinians’ right of return to land they had fled when… Read More

Baltimore Man In Standoff Charged with Attempted Murder

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A Baltimore man who shot at police during an eight-hour standoff was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the July 6 incident. Robert Blake, 46, of the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of body armor,… Read More