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Although big box stores and chains are coming to Foundry Row, local shops are confident in their futures
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2014

When Foundry Row is up and running in 2016, an LA Fitness will be next door to Lynne Brick’s and only a few miles from Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness, all three owned or franchised by the same local company. But Lynne Brick, president and founder of the female-only Lynne Brick’s and coed Brick Bodies CONTINUE »

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Oregon Ridge Park hosts Believe in Music and Hot August Music festivals
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2014

Oregon Ridge Park will host international reggae stars, guitar virtuosos, bluegrass heavy hitters and bigtime indie rockers this summer. The Believe in Music Festival on July 26 and the Hot August Music Festival on Aug. 16 bring diverse, multigenre lineups featuring up-and-coming local bands, national acts and internationally renowned artists. The inaugural Believe in Music CONTINUE »

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Swim instructor tried to solicit sex from teenage boys
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2014

A JCC Aquatic Center employee has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after telling an undercover detective posing as a juvenile that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with two teenage boys, according to Baltimore County Police. Charles David Beaver, 58, of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester, was held CONTINUE »

Jordan Low, a 2013 Beth Tfiloh graduate, was hospitalized for smoke 
inhalation after helping his unit escape a burning building in Gaza.
Beth Tfiloh graduate among injured, two U.S. citizens killed
BY Marc Shapiro
July 22, 2014

The human cost of Israel’s ground incursion in the Gaza Strip hit close to home in the United States this week, with a Beth Tfiloh graduate hospitalized and Jewish communities in Los Angeles and South Texas losing members in the fighting. Among the wounded was Baltimore native Jordan Low, a 2013 graduate of the Beth CONTINUE »

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Local organizations offering events for Israel solidarity
BY Melissa Gerr
July 18, 2014

The events unfolding in Israel are geographically far from Maryland, but Jewish Baltimore will show its solidarity and support for the Jewish state through prayer, gatherings and messages sent directly to the soldiers taking part in Israel’s ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli embassy representatives, community leaders and politicians will be on hand Monday, CONTINUE »