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ACLU: County shelter undermining accountability
BY Marc Shapiro
October 23, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland claims Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) has policies and practices that aim to undermine the shelter’s public accountability. In a statement, the ACLU raised concerns about the shelter, which is in Baldwin in northern Baltimore County, preventing volunteers and members of the public from documenting and speaking out CONTINUE »

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BY Allie Freedman
October 23, 2014

Pizza, bowling and books. Sounds like the perfect recipe.PJ Library, a national program that provides free books with Jewish content to families, is launching its PJ Your Way Program in Baltimore. With more than 200 programs across the country, PJ Library handpicked Baltimore as one of nine pilot cities to begin its new initiative for CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 23, 2014

Although his untimely death was nearly a year-and-a-half ago, time has not forgotten Gene Meir Kirchner, a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company who died at age 25 on May 2, 2013, eight days after he was critically injured while attempting to rescue someone from a house fire.   On Sunday, Oct. 12, Kirchner CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
October 23, 2014

On Sunday, Oct. 26, The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts will open its eighth annual CineFest with “Rock the Casbah,” a 2012 film that takes place during the first intifada in Israel. The film, directed by Yariv Horowitz, is one of four selected by members of the JCC Jewish Film Festival Committee, chaired by CONTINUE »

BY Melissa Gerr
October 23, 2014

At the end of this month, 10 men and nine women — ranging in age from 28 to 80 — will be traveling to Israel, but not on a leisure trip. Volunteers for Israel in the U.S, in conjunction with Sar-El, an Israeli-based volunteer organization, will send the group to work for two weeks on CONTINUE »