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High school’s 175th anniversary honors newest Hall of Fame members
BY Allie Freedman
October 29, 2014

Maryland’s oldes­t public high school, Baltimore City College, turned 175 years old last weekend. As part of the festivities, City held a Hall of Fame induction ceremony to honor six accomplished alumni. Hosted by college adviser Rodney Joyner, the event was held in the school’s William Donald Schaefer Auditorium. Other events included The Women of CONTINUE »

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Local Great Challah Bake helps put a rise in global Shabbos Project
BY Allie Freedman | Photos by David Stuck
October 29, 2014

    More than 1,000 people got their bake on at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore in Owings Mills last week. Starting at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, Jewish mothers and daughters bonded over bread at the Great Challah Bake, a prelude event to the worldwide Shabbos Project that was coordinated locally by Etz CONTINUE »

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Anthony Brown, Larry Hogan face off in closely contested governor’s race Tuesday
BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
October 29, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

Aleph’s gala event is reflection of founder, director Kaplan
BY Allie Freedman
October 29, 2014

The Aleph Learning Institute is bringing in some heavy hitters for its Nov. 10 gala event. According to the organization’s founder and director, Rochelle Kaplan of Chabad-Lubavitch of Maryland, constitutional lawyer Nathan Lewin will deliver the keynote address at “Powering for Success: The Power of One,” while sports agent and author Ronald Shapiro will serve CONTINUE »

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Hidden cameras found in Towson office; university opens Title IX investigation
BY Marc Shapiro
October 29, 2014

A Towson University senior who is taking a class Rabbi Barry Freundel taught prior to his arrest said she and “a couple of other girls” were invited to tour his synagogue this semester. “I had never planned on doing the mikvah, but going to the synagogue sounded like a cool experience,” Karen Berry, who is CONTINUE »