Maryland Del. Dana Stein Pushes For Climate Action

Maryland Del. Dana Stein plans to submit a bill that would require the state to join the United States Climate Alliance, a group staunchly opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. While Gov. Larry Hogan has so far declined to bring Maryland into the alliance, Stein (D-District 11) told… Read More

Assistant State’s Attorney Dalya Attar Launches Campaign for District 41 Delegate

June 5 marked the official launch of Baltimore City assistant state’s attorney Dalya Attar’s campaign to become one of the new delegates representing District 41. The event took place at the Conference Center at Johns Hopkins Mount Washington and drew more than 100 supporters. If elected, Attar would become the third Orthodox woman elected to… Read More

Fourth Time’s the Charm for BT Boys Lacrosse

The Beth Tfiloh boys varsity lacrosse team won the school’s first-ever Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference championship on May 25 at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field. The feat was heightened by the fact that the Warriors were playing without any of their seniors, who were on the school’s annual senior trip to Israel and Poland…. Read More

New Town Recognizes Exceptional IT-Cisco Student

A New Town High School student became the school’s first to earn a prestigious IT certification just before his graduation. Stephen McGowan earned the CompTIA A+ certification in the Cisco IT Networking Completer, a certification that means he is qualified to be employed in the IT field. New Town High School’s Completer programs are designed… Read More

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Vows to Combat Climate Change

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has pledged to meet the greenhouse gas reductions outlined in the Paris climate agreement, after President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing the United States from the pact. Kamenetz is among 1,219 elected and college officials and other leaders from across the nation who have signed the “We Are Still… Read More

Gordon Center’s Benesch Returning to Center Stage

Randi Benesch will be leaving her post as senior managing director of arts and culture at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on June 16. Over the past five years, she and her team at the JCC have further cemented the Gordon as an institution by attracting larger audiences with new arts programming and top-notch… Read More

Board of Public Works Agrees to Sell Rosewood to Stevenson

Long-awaited plans to redevelop the Rosewood Center, a former state-owned psychiatric institution that operated until 2009, have started to take shape. State officials on Wednesday formally agreed to transfer 117 acres of the former Rosewood Center to Stevenson University in Owings Mills, a deal that has been in the works for nearly 17 years. The… Read More

HoCo Federation Announces Interim Director

The Jewish Federation of Howard County announced the appointment of its new interim executive director, Ralph Grunewald, on June 5. Grunewald, a Potomac, Md., resident, has a record of volunteerism and professional leadership in the Jewish world. “In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Federation and its staff of professionals, Ralph will create… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Announces Board Chair

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced the appointment of Robert T. Kelly Jr. as chair of the organization’s board. Kelly has been a trustee of the foundation since 2006 and will be serving a three-year term. In this role, Kelly will be responsible for the continued growth of foundation assets and the implementation… Read More

Jews on First On Camden Yards' 25th anniversary, the JT takes a look at the ballpark's Jewish history

Football has ubiquity. Basketball has superstars. Hockey has all of Canada and soccer the rest of the world. And then there’s baseball. The sport with the oldest professional league in the country is no longer America’s favorite (that honor, by most measures, goes to football) or, by most people’s standards, the most exciting. And yet,… Read More