No Quick Fix with Mental Health Issues

Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli never forgets the young woman who would routinely visit the labor and delivery triage unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore. At the time, Harrison-Restelli was working in Johns Hopkins’ gynecology and obstetrics residency program. Nurses said the woman, who was pregnant, would visit once a week. They would… Read More

70-Year Sisterhood Covenant Guild celebrates legacy of dedicated philanthropy, friendship

Any room full of Covenant Guild members is, in many ways, a family reunion — they talk at great length about other (family) members, they bicker and tease, they reminisce about years gone by, and they laugh heartily at each other’s jokes and stories (likely being told for the hundredth time). But the overarching feeling… Read More

Costco, 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

Seasons Picks Up Steam

Community buzz about the long-awaited Seasons Kosher Market at 1628 Reisterstown Road has picked up again now that the store’s parking lot is often filled with cars and contractors, hinting that operations have resumed and the store may open in the coming months. In February, store representatives confirmed that contractors were working to install electrical… Read More

Bake a Cake, Do Some Yoga or … Print a Kidney? Classes Offer Educational Fun

What’s the most surefire way to get out more, meet people, have fun and learn something new? Take a class. And in our vibrant city, there’s no shortage of options. Baltimore Chef Shop Whatever your skill level in the kitchen, Baltimore Chef Shop has a class for you — solo or with a partner. With… 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

Sinai Makes Interim COO Post Permanent

Dr. Jonathan Ringo, who was named interim president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital in December, has been tapped by Sinai’s parent company, Lifebridge Health, to lead the facility permanently. Previous president, Amy Perry, left for Atlantic Health in New Jersey. She had served since March 2013. Ringo said he is “incredibly excited” to… Read More

County to Reassess Pikesville Commercial District

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Councilwoman Vicki Almond announced last week that the Baltimore County Planning Department will survey the Pikesville commercial revitalization district over the next year and a half, and the survey will be used to update the 2003 revitalization plan for the area. “I was actively involved in the 2003 revitalization… Read More

Egyptian Ambassador Talks Middle East Stability, Two-State Solution

Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda spoke about peace and conflict in the Middle East — including the Israeli conflict with the Palestinians — and mostly evaded any strong statements or criticisms of both his home country and the U.S. at the World Trade Center Baltimore on April 27. The event was hosted… Read More

Immigration Through A Jewish Lens Jewish community acts to protect immigrants facing an uncertain future

When Leonor Blum founded ¡Adelante Latina! four years ago, she never thought the after-school program would evolve into a safe haven for documented and undocumented immigrant students seeking refuge. But in many ways, Blum, 72, an Argentine Jew and professor emeritus at Notre Dame at Maryland University, said the program serves more than just its… Read More