Stevenson Dedicates New Academic Building, Schools

From left: Malcolm and Sandra Berman, Stevenson University president Kevin J. Manning, State Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Stevenson board chair Jim  Stradtner take part in a ribbon cutting for the  university’s new academic center. (Photo provided)

Last week saw the opening of Stevenson University’s new state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot academic center, which university officials say will  enhance the Stevenson educational experience, grow its student population and expand its programs to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving workforce. The event, held on Aug. 30, included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the announcement of two… Read More

A ‘Lot’ of Memories: Sugarville Boomers Reunite

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In the mid-1950s, the Jewish community of Baltimore was moving along the Park Heights corridor toward what is today known as Pikesville. In this area, local developer Gordon Sugar built what would become known to the neighborhood as Sugarville. In this enclave, a group of local youths would end up discovering their own “Field of… Read More

JCS Launches Holocaust Trauma Effort

Myra Giberovitch (provided)

Jewish Community Services launches an effort to spread awareness of the impact the trauma of the Holocaust had on survivors this month. JCS, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, received a $45,000 grant from the Jewish Federations of North America and provided $15,000 of its own funds for the two-year project…. Read More

You Should Know … Sarah Mersky

Sarah Mersky (Daniel Nozick)

Sarah Mersky is the director of government relations for the Baltimore Jewish Council, where she lobbies in Annapolis on behalf of the Baltimore Jewish Community. She has also run Democratic campaigns at all levels of  government. Mersky, 27, received her bachelor’s degree in political communication from George Washington University and her law degree from the… Read More

Brand-New Alex. Brown Will Invest in Baltimore

Barry Garber is  committed to helping Alex. Brown rediscover its Baltimore roots. (Justin Silberman)

The name Alex. Brown has always had a special meaning for Barry Garber. The legacy investment banking firm is where Garber, 60, got his start in the wealth management industry more than 25 years ago and has remained ever since. So having the opportunity to bring the Alex. Brown name back to the forefront is… Read More

Rezoning Means Homes Coming To Woodholme

Maps created using Baltimore County’s My  Neighborhood interactive map highlight areas in which zoning changes could lead to new development. (Zoning maps: baltimorecountymd.gov)

The Baltimore County Council on Aug. 30 approved a rezoning request that will pave the way for homes to be built on a piece of vacant land near the Woodholme Country Club. On another contentious zoning issue, the matter of the Hidden Waters property in Pikesville, the council blocked a developer’s request to up-zone the land… Read More

Classroom Conundrum County schools wrestle with air conditioning, calendar

The Baltimore County Board of Education must adjust its calendar to comply with an executive order from Gov. Hogan.

The new school year brings new teachers, old friends and for some kids and parents a countdown to the next summer break. But for Baltimore County students and parents, a number of lingering issues resurfaced right at the  outset of the 2016-17 school year. High-heat weekdays forced county schools without air conditioning to close twice… Read More

Software Helps Monitor Older Individuals

It was Mary Shofer’s bad fall  that spurred her grandson, Paul Merenbloom, to take action.  (Provided)

Mary Shofer vowed to  regain her independence no matter what hurdles she faced along the way. A bad fall in the foyer of her second-floor Pickwick East apartment at the age of 95 left her stranded on the floor for more than two hours with a broken femur, fractured hip and dislocated ribs. Her grandson,… Read More

Jacobs to Lead HCPF

Kyri Jacobs, president of Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), was named president of the Howard County Police Foundation board of directors. The Howard County Police Foundation works with the police department and community to fund projects not possible under the county budget. Jacobs has spent nearly 25 years as a communications, public relations, advertising, media and… Read More

Tempest in a Swimsuit

Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire aimed at Muslim immigrants, with the anti-burkini-istas essentially arguing that modesty is a threat to Western values. Last Friday, the French Council of State… Read More