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Pikesville company makes its mark revitalizing dilapidated, vacant properties
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

Driving by the old Fields building in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, most people might see an eyesore. But commercial realtor Carl Verstandig sees opportunity. His company, Pikesville-based America’s Realty, purchased the building in June and plans to rebuild and revamp it, and fill it with new tenants. “What we do is CONTINUE »

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Advocates in Reisterstown hope to revitalize historic district, earn statewide recognition
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

The history of Reisterstown’s Main Street goes back to the 1700s, when town founder John Reister first bought land and built an inn. Some 300 years later, the shape of the historic buildings, brick sidewalks and small-town feel are reminiscent of Reisterstown’s deep roots. In recent years, Main Street seemed to be on the decline. CONTINUE »

Police are looking into multiple vandalism incidents that occurred over the weekend. Shown here: a variety of anti-Semitic and satanic images drawn on the exterior of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
BY David Snyder
July 24, 2013

Baltimore County Police are investigating a rash of vandalism incidents that occurred at multiple Pikesville locations over the weekend. Graffiti that included anti-Semitic images, satanic images and sexual images were found at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Wellwood International School and Greenspring Shopping Center, police said. Images were also discovered on vehicles, stop signs, sidewalks, parking signs CONTINUE »

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BY Meredith Jacobs
July 23, 2013

In their recently released book, “FDR and the Jews”, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, both history professors at American University, utilize hundreds of new sources and years of historical research to present a balanced view of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Breitman had previously written about Roosevelt but was frustrated by the lack of documentation CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
July 23, 2013

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was formally endorsed by several high-profile Maryland democratic leaders Monday morning at a news conference in Waldorf. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., as well as several state senators and delegates, endorsed Brown for governor and Ken Ulman for lieutenant governor. “Anthony Brown CONTINUE »