For the Public Good

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For many Baltimoreans, their profession offers them a unique opportunity to give back to their community. Pro bono work is most often associated with the legal world, but according to Barbara Anderson, the concept of donating professional services transcends multiple fields. “We lean a lot on other pro bono services,” said Anderson, executive director at… Read More

Computer Sleuth

Digital Forensic specialist Blazer Catzen retrieves data and does analysis work for attorneys, corporations, private individuals and government agencies.

Pikesville native Blazer Catzen is a self-proclaimed Sudoku junkie (the super, hard and genius levels) and crunches through a couple of the numerical puzzles daily. It’s just a warm-up to trickier brainteasers he’ll tackle that might be rooted in allegations of infidelity, manipulation of documents or intellectual property theft — all in a day’s work… Read More

BLUM

On November 14, 2014, SIDNEY, beloved husband of Irene Blum (nee Flesher); devoted father of Bobbi and Paul Sobel and LTG (ret.) H. Steven and Susie Blum; cherished grandfather of Dr. Scott David Sobel, Randi Sobel, Maj. Marc James Blum and Debbie Blum Freedman and her husband Michael Freedman; adored great-grandfather of Mackenzie Blum, Megan… Read More

LEAVEY

On November 16, 2014, MIRIAM (nee Lerner), beloved wife of the late Louis Phillip Leavey; loving mother of Marilyn (Robert) Meyerson; adored sister of Beverly Berman and Phyllis Olfky; cherished grandmother of Dr. Jason (Kimberly) Meyerson and Stefanie Meyerson (Clayton) Beard; devoted great-grandmother of Jacob and Kaitlyn Meyerson. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC.,… Read More

Jews By Choice

For one Baltimore woman, the high cost of Washington, D.C., rent spared her a conversion experience with now-infamous Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was arrested last month on charges of voyeurism. “He made it clear he was the best person to convert with, and really the only option in the entire Maryland- D.C.-Virginia area,” said Adina,… Read More

Down to the Wire

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In less than one week, Marylanders will pick a new top executive for the first time in almost a decade. Both Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican candidate Larry Hogan have spent the past month making their final push to for the Nov. 4 election. Although Maryland is historically a blue state, predictions… Read More

Let’s Bring ‘Common Sense’ Back to Maryland

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As a candidate for Maryland attorney general, I believe the voters should have an opportunity to know more about me as well as to understand why I am running for this office, and to gain a perspective in what can and will be accomplished during my term. I was raised in Baltimore City and attended… Read More

Scalloped Tomatoes

4 cups fresh bread crumbs 1⁄4 cup melted margarine or extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh-chopped chives 2 tablespoons fresh-chopped parsley 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves salt and pepper 6 to 8 ripe large plum tomatoes, thickly sliced Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine bread crumbs, margarine or oil, chives, parsley, thyme leaves and… Read More

Rolled Stuffed Eggplant

2 medium-size eggplants 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium-size onion, diced 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic 2 cups cooked rice, basmati preferred 1⁄3 cup grated baked firm spiced tofu* 1⁄3 cup crumbled Italian Tofurky sausage** 1 cup grated Cabot Muenster or Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese 1 can (15 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained… Read More

Light Sweet Potatoes With Apples

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2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced and cooked to firm, not mushy 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced juice of 3 oranges 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons margarine 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon honey, optional In a shallow baking dish, spray with an oil coating. Put in a layer… Read More