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BY Ron Snyder
May 7, 2013

It’s getting safer to live in Baltimore County, including for those who live in the Northwest corridor. According to statistics released last week by the Baltimore County Police Department, violent crime was down 12.1 percent in the Pikesville precinct and 14.2 percent in the Franklin precinct in 2012, when compared with the five-year averages. However, CONTINUE »

Lecture series brings grieving process to the forefront
BY David Snyder
May 3, 2013

“We’re all human, and at some point in our lives, we are going to suffer a loss,” said Janet B. Kurland, senior care specialist at Jewish Community Services. In its 15th year, the Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series on Death, Dying and Bereavement — created and coordinated by Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. and CONTINUE »

Kidney transplant patient, thrill-seeker psyched for downtown rappel
BY David Snyder
May 3, 2013

At 9 months old, Jared Weiner was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a rare genetic deformation that enlarges the kidneys and can negatively impact the liver and spleen. At 10, he made it through a lifesaving kidney transplant. He’s endured pneumonia and kidney stones. He’s had biopsies, routine blood draws and ultrasounds. Every CONTINUE »

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B’nai Israel is raising the bar on synagogue engagement. What can others learn?
BY By Maayan Jaffe
April 26, 2013

For all the crime statistics and delinquency portrayed on “The Wire,” and even reported in The Baltimore Sun, downtown Baltimore is still an amazing place to be. You can drive less than five minutes and find something exciting to do. There are bright lights and hons and foods lathered in Old Bay. Sure, it can CONTINUE »

BJC, Baltimore City Community College discuss future of Holocaust Memorial
BY Ron Snyder
March 31, 2013

Discussions are underway about moving Baltimore’s Holocaust Memorial from its current downtown location on Lombard Street adjacent to the now-closed Bard building, which is owned by Baltimore City Community College. But, said Dr. Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, there are no specific plans. Abramson said there have been discussions with CONTINUE »