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Annual festival, streetscaping happens, as town awaits Main Street designation
BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Nearly four years after the Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA) formed, the Northwest Baltimore County town is making headway on revitalizing its often-overlooked Main Street area. With the help of a dedicated county employee, Amy Mantay, as town manager, the Main Street Committee formed and set up Reisterstown to apply for Maryland Main Street status, which CONTINUE »

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Baltimore transplant brings beauty to Quarry Lake
BY Simone Ellin
August 28, 2014

When Dr. Len Muller is not at the Bridge Club in Pikesville or visiting his grandchildren in Ellicott City, he can probably be found tending the flowerbeds he designed and planted at Bluestone Park near his condominium at Quarry Lake at Greenspring. Since moving from his native South Africa to Baltimore eight years ago, the CONTINUE »

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At last, Jews have an international all-news channel to call their own
BY Jim Williams
August 21, 2014

For many years Jews in the United States and throughout the world longed for an all-cable news channel that really understood Israel. And for years, networks such as CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, France 24 and Al Jazeera have come up short in presenting Israel’s side of the story, especially when covering the Palestinian conflicts. CONTINUE »

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Local schools take math disabilities head-on
BY Heather Norris
August 14, 2014

With the advancement of Common Core and the debate over education reform heating up, math disabilities are getting more attention at some local schools than ever before. “We started with a traditional program, and we scrapped it within three months,” says Jamie Caplan, founder of the Legacy School, a Sykesville-based school focused on CONTINUE »

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Beth Sholom in Frederick gets its man
BY Suzanne Pollak
August 7, 2014

Rabbi Jordan Hersh can finally have a rest from his twice-monthly commute from New York City to Frederick. After one year of leading services, teaching and counseling part time at Beth Sholom Congregation, he has been named the congregation’s full-time rabbi. Hersh, 32, had been working at the 150-member synagogue as a Gladstein Fellow, a CONTINUE »