Addiction Recovery Center Abandons Mount Washington

The Maryland Addiction Recover Center, which caused a stir earlier this year when it decided to pursue a second location in Baltimore’s Mount Washington neighborhood, has dropped those plans in favor of staying in Towson. “It is a little bigger,” Zachary Snitzer, director of business development for MARC, said of the new location the center… Read More

Pondering the Future

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Whether it be through parties, free food or even stipends, Jewish college students are being constantly courted by a number of different campus organizations at almost every local college. The organizations doing the courting? They’re not fraternities or sororities, they’re the many Jewish organizations vying for students’ attention. Towson University and Goucher College each have… Read More

JUFJ to Focus on Rent Court Reform

Jews United for Justice, which recently expanded to Baltimore in the fall, has named its first campaign issue as Rent Court Reform. “‘Rent Court’ is a judicial process specifically addressing tenant-landlord issues,” according to a news release from JUFJ. “The court is overwhelmed by the volume of cases heard (about 1,000 per day), with judges… Read More

Living Life Out Loud

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Michelle Shaivitz is a doer. She is a mother, wife and community activist who attacks problems with passion. “I am a huge believer in don’t complain about anything unless you’re willing to do something about it,” she said. “I have a lot of sayings that I live by, most of which, I stick them around… Read More

A Walk with Purpose

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At first, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland was a place for Owings Mills residents Rose and Jeffrey Karlan to find resources and support, as their newborn son, Harrison, underwent dialysis for two nonfunctioning kidneys beginning three days into his life. In a short period of time, the foundation became a source of comfort and… Read More

McDaniel College Offers Free Tax Help

Accounting professor Susan Milstein helps students and a client with a simple tax return at McDaniel College’s free tax assistance program. (Marc Shapiro)

On a recent Thursday night in a computer lab at McDaniel College in Westminster, local clients were getting their tax returns done a few weeks ahead of the April 15 deadline. But this was no accounting firm, this was the college’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in which students, who spend three Saturdays… Read More

Public Information Reform Moving Through House

Maryland lawmakers may soon pass a bill that amends the Maryland Public Information Act to create more oversight and further define the process by which the public can access public records. House Bill 755, sponsored by Del. Bonnie Cullison (D-District 19), is currently in the House Health and Government Operations Committee and should soon head… Read More

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Alan Garten traveled to the campus of Goucher College last week with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its most current incarnation. He walked away feeling more hopeful than ever. “I think it’s the only viable solution to keep Israel as a democratic and Jewish state,” he said of… Read More

Parenting in the 21st Century

Lisa Ferentz speaks to a group of mothers at the Community Parent 
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Are you a tiger mom? A free-range parent? How do you deal with cyber-bullying? Is it ever OK to snoop through your child’s social-media accounts? These questions, so foreign just two decades ago, are regularly faced by today’s parents, who as a result of the unique challenges of raising this generation of children and teenagers… Read More

Jewish Museum Tackles Egyptian Afterlife

With their elaborate tombs filled with amulets, jewelry, food and cosmetics, the Egyptians certainly did not pack light for the afterlife. In a one-hour lecture titled “What the Ancient Egyptians Took with Them — and Why,” Betsy Bryan of Johns Hopkins University gave insight into the ancient Egyptians thoughts on death for a packed audience… Read More