Old Problem, New Challenges City leaders looking to tackle heroin epidemic

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen speaks about the city’s heroin epidemic, as panelists (from left) Heather Ralston, Karen James, 
Dr. Beth McGinty and Baltimore City Police Lt. Timothy Devine look on. (Daniel Schere)

Baltimore’s heroin epidemic has persisted for several decades, but City leaders and health professionals are looking to solve the current crisis by taking away the stigma and approaching it as a public health issue. On Sept. 30, the Baltimore Jewish Council, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Issues Commission and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives,… Read More

A Neighborhood Revitalized Historic Jonestown reimagines itself Story and photo by Justin Katz

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Jonestown, which sits north of Little Italy and west of Dunbar-Broadway in East Baltimore, is a small, relatively lesser-known part of Baltimore City, but its roots with the Jewish, German and Italian immigrant communities make it rich with history. Approximately 40 people were at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Oct. 1 for “Discovering Jonestown,” an… Read More

Comptroller, Governor Weigh In on Baltimore County Schools’ AC State’s high officials call for accelerated action

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A contentious debate is taking place between Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot as the state officials have criticized the county for not fixing sooner its schools that lack air conditioning. The county executive has gone on the defense, saying that he is fixing a problem he inherited,… Read More

Sukkot at Stevenson Jewish student club constructs sukkah

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Stevenson University’s Jewish Student Association had about 20 students at its Greenspring campus construct and decorate a sukkah on Sept. 25 in preparation for Sukkot. “We want to put up a sukkah to expose any students on the Greenspring campus to something Jewish,” said Rachel Rudo, president of the JSA and a human services major…. Read More

Comptroller, Governor Weigh In on Baltimore County Schools’ AC State’s high officials call for accelerated action

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A contentious debate is taking place between Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot as the state officials have criticized the county for not fixing sooner its schools that lack air conditioning. The county executive has gone on the defense, saying that he is fixing a problem he inherited,… Read More

The Legacy of ‘Mr. Defense’ How Yitzhak Rabin changed Israel

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As the 20th yahrzeit of Israel’s fifth prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, approaches, the legacy of the man nicknamed “Mr. Defense” remains as polarizing as the conflict he tried to resolve. Jewish organizations across Maryland are recognizing the Nov. 4 anniversary by bringing in scholars and political authorities to speak about the effect Rabin had on… Read More