Pikesville Native Launches YouTube Channel

Traci Moran has started a YouTube channel on which she discusses what’s on her mind. (Photos provided)

When Traci Moran moved from Pikesville to Alaska three years ago, she had no idea what she was in for. “I thought the whole world was Jewish,” said Moran. “It was such a culture shock to leave Pikesville.” Not only did Moran leave Pikesville, but she moved across the continent to live on an Army… Read More

11 Indicted For Conspiracy, Nine from Pikesville, Owings Mills

A federal grand jury indicted 11 people on Dec. 3 for alleged conspiracy to distribute drugs, launder money and sell contraband cigarettes. The 42-count indictment alleges that the defendants are family members and associates who live in Baltimore County and New York City and operate businesses in Pikesville and Baltimore City, including Healthway Pharmacy and… Read More

Har Sinai Launches Mobile App

Congregants of Har Sinai just got a technological upgrade. Earlier this fall, Har Sinai Congregation launched a new mobile app that allows users to easily access news and event information, photos, a direct contact to the synagogue office, links to Har Sinai Congregation’s social media and a marketplace directory in which congregants can list their… Read More

Former Cardin Aide Declares Candidacy

Shelly Hettleman officially launched her campaign for District 11 delegate Dec. 15 at Pikes Diner. Hettleman will try to fill the spot left open by Del. Jon Cardin’s run for attorney general. A former campaign manager for Sen. Ben Cardin, Hettleman is a native of the Pikesville area, where she serves on the board of… Read More

Former Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen Takes New State Post

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Josh Cohen, the former Annapolis mayor who lost his re-election bid by 59 votes, has started a new job with the state. Cohen started his new post as the chief administration officer at the Maryland Department of General Services, reporting to Secretary Alvin C. Collins, on Wednesday, Dec. 11. “I wanted to find a position… Read More

JT Welcomes New Editor-In-Chief

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The Jewish Times welcomed a new editor this week. Joshua Runyan, a rabbi and former flight instructor, will add “JT editor-in-chief” to his already-extensive resume. Runyan’s journalism career began at 16, when he landed a job as an assistant news producer at USA Radio News. Since then, he has worked as an intern at The… Read More

Seasons Kosher Market Pursuing Baltimore Property

The Fields of Pikesville building won’t be getting a kosher market anytime soon, the realtor redeveloping the building said. Seasons, a New York-based kosher market, is instead planning to open at 401 Reisterstown Road, which was once home to Danielle’s Bluecrest Caterers. “We feel it’s a good growth neighborhood,” said Mayer Gold, Seasons’ owner. “It’s… Read More

Now You See It

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Westminster mother Anna Lipka had always sensed something was interfering with her daughter Adrianna’s academic performance. Yet, none of the professionals who tested Adrianna could find anything out of the ordinary. “I knew she was very smart — she talked at 16 months and could memorize all the books I read to her,” Lipka said…. Read More

Javita!

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For coffee drinkers in the Jewish community, a kosher coffee that advertises benefits such as weight loss and increased focus and memory has made its way to Maryland. Javita coffee launched in 2011 with the introduction of its energy-plus-mind instant coffee. With ingredients such as South American estate-blend coffee (100 percent Arabica and Robusta), green… Read More

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

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Halacha (Jewish law), just like the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, states the right for citizens to own weapons for use in self-protection and to maintain public safety. In the case of Jewish law, however, it also mandates safe and responsible use with regard to ownership for the public good. “Safe and responsible”… Read More