Owings Mills Resident Named Learner of the Year

From left: John Corse, associate general counsel for Exelon Corporation; Donna Bossalina, a member of Exelon’s legal department; Kristen Strader, daughter of Phyllis and Robert Strader; Phyllis and Robert Strader; and Phyllis Strader’s  colleagues, Jennifer DiSciullo and Jack Wood. (Provided)

Phyllis Strader of Owings Mills was named Learner of the Year by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) at the organization’s international conference, which was held in Baltimore from Nov. 18 to 20. Strader, a paralegal at Exelon Corporation for almost 15 years, earned her degree in paralegal studies from Stevenson University in… Read More

Organizations Seek Action After Protest Goucher president under fire after event shut down

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More than 30 different organizations signed and delivered a letter to Goucher College President José Bowen urging him to take further action following student protestors disrupting a presentation by Israeli television personality Assi Azar. Azar was invited to Goucher Hillel on Nov. 5 to screen his movie, “Mom, Dad, I Have Something to Tell You,”… Read More

A City Divided History professor lays out Baltimore’s painful history of race relations

University of Baltimore professor Elizabeth Nix speaks at Enoch Pratt Free 
Library as part of the Open Society Institute series “Talking About Race.”

Seven months after Baltimore erupted in riots over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray, city residents are still searching for answers. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, University of Baltimore history professor Elizabeth Nix attempted to provide some with “Two Baltimores,” a lecture on the city’s long history of segregation. The lecture, held at Enoch Pratt Free… Read More

Myerberg Gets Mayoral Treatment Seniors hear from Rawlings-Blake, ask tough questions

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fields questions from Baltimore City senior residents at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center.

Topics such as transportation, housing and health services were on the minds of senior city residents who came to participate in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s town hall meeting this month at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center. Rawlings-Blake referred to seniors, such as her mother who is almost 80 years old, as the backbone of the… Read More

Associated Official’s Email Ignites Concern in Chabad Case Official mistakenly sends private message from his work email address

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Tensions are high in the Stevenson Road community where a rabbi has proposed to build a Chabad synagogue after an email from an official at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore in favor of the synagogue circulated among residents who oppose the shul. The email is just one of hundreds, according to Rabbi Velvel… Read More

Pikesville’s ‘Jewel’ North Oaks celebrates milestone with its 25th anniversary

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Everyone at North Oaks — from the staff to the leadership to the residents — will say that the Pikesville retirement community is like a family. Put five of the residents together, and it’s immediately evident. “I think the thing is, we’re all getting older together so we all have the same complaints,” Freida Mazer… Read More

Kosher Kush One woman hopes to produce, sell kosher marijuana under Maryland’s medical cannabis program

Pikesville resident Jessica White has applied for processing and dispensary licenses to produce kosher medical cannabis. The state cannabis commission has received almost 900 applications.

Maryland is in the midst of issuing a select number of licenses for growing, processing and selling medical cannabis, and at least one applicant hopes to tailor her product to the Jewish community by making it kosher. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission reported on Nov. 12 that it had received 882 applications, 705 of which… Read More

Reimagining Milldale Declining enrollment, change in camper needs, desires spur decision

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Access to Camp Milldale, the outdoor adventure land that has been an epicenter for vivid memories for Jewish children in Baltimore for decades, will now be available to all those attending JCC camps next summer, through the newly configured J Day Camp experience. The decision by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore to expand… Read More