Possible Armed Person at Stevenson Was Hoax

The Baltimore County Police Department determined the report of an armed person at Stevenson University’s Greenspring campus today was a hoax. An alert of a man carrying eight AK-47s came through campus security’s radio channels at approximately 10:25 a.m., and the police were dispatched at approximately 10:30 a.m. The claim turned out to be fraudulent…. Read More

Police Respond to Owings Mills Student Injury Tuesday Morning

An Owings Mills High School student was injured Tuesday morning from a self-inflicted wound with a sharp object, Baltimore County Police said in a news release. The student, an 18-year-old male junior, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. First responders were dispatched shortly after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after a teacher on the second… Read More

JT Exclusive: Costco and Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More

Federal Suit Filed in Stevenson Chabad Case

Following two years of legal entanglements, an attorney representing a Chabad congregation that wants to build a synagogue on Stevenson Road filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Tuesday against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Board of Appeals. Roman Storzer, a top attorney in the Religious Land Use… Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Vows to Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday afternoon announced that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Pugh said “it is in the best interest” of the city to follow the state in raising the minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.10 by 2018 and not increasing… Read More

JT Exclusive: Pugh Veto Would Kill Minimum Wage Bill

If Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh chooses to veto a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, the City Council will not have the votes to override the veto. Since the council voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favor of the bill, Pugh has remained mum on whether she plans to sign it. But if… Read More

Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats

JERUSALEM — An Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States. The Park Heights JCC received threats three times, while the JCC in Owings Mills did so twice. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home… Read More

Arrests Made in Bomb Threats, ADL Says

An arrest has been made in connection with the wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Forward. This morning, the Forward identified the man arrested as Juan Thompson and reported that he made threatening calls to Jewish institutions as part of an attempt to harass and incriminate his ex-girlfriend. The… Read More

Owings Mills JCC, Md. Day Schools Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, along with 22 other JCCs and eight Jewish day schools in 16 states, received a bomb threat on Monday, which proved to be “noncredible.” The Owings Mills JCC received the phone threat around 10 a.m., and after consultation and an extensive sweep of the building, it was determined that an… Read More

Maryland Legislators Will Introduce Anti-BDS Bill

Maryland lawmakers and Jewish advocacy groups are in the process of putting the final touches on a bill that would ban companies that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel from doing business with the state. The bill, which is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks, would prevent the… Read More