‘Dream Like An Artist, Dress Like A Banker’

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What do classical music, deep-data mining, devotion to Judaism and family and commercial real estate have in common? Gilbert Trout. Speaking very modestly, Trout attributes his talents and successes to genetics and by referring to the remarkable life of his grandfather, Arthur Jacob, who was an entrepreneur ahead of his time, who saved his family… Read More

Take Note

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More than 1,000 Northwest Baltimore residents packed into the Cross Country Middle School auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 16 to voice their opinions on what they consider most important in their neighborhood. The event was organized by a joint effort from Baltimore City and the five Northwest neighborhood groups. Each resident checked in at a table, where… Read More

Community Cornerstone

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In the heart of Mount Washington sits a colorful fabric store that reflects the legacy of three generations. A Fabric Place has weathered natural disasters and changing economic times to bring quality fabrics and service to the area for nearly 45 years. The 6,000-square-foot location at 6324 Falls Road houses thousands of fabrics and attracts… Read More

Father To The Lone Soldiers

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To many of the Israeli Defense Forces’ lone soldiers (servicemen and women without parents in Israel), Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy is more than just an advocate. He is — in a lot of ways — a father figure. Starting as a volunteer, Levy said he has worked with these soldiers for decades, creating a network… Read More

High Energy

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Guitarist Dani Rabin can’t help but laugh when he tells stories about Marbin, the traveling rock, jazz, gospel and Israeli-folk fusion band that he and fellow Israeli Danny Markovitch, who plays saxophone, founded after they met in Israel in 2007. Rabin had recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Markovitch had… Read More

In The Game

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Azi Rosenblum could be the only person at this year’s Super Bowl who doesn’t care for football. At least, he hopes he will be. Rosenblum and his company, RemSource, have made it to the second round of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game Contest. At the time of this writing, a panel of judges was considering… Read More

Comprehensive, Holistic Support

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When Chaya Appel-Fishman started her own website aimed at providing advice for Jewish women seeking help with entrepreneurial business, she had no idea it would spread into anything more than an online resource. On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Baltimore chapter of The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur will launch, becoming the organization’s 12th chapter. “There are a… Read More

Baltimore Icon Passes

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Baltimore lost one of its most recognizable personalities Saturday, Oct. 19, with the passing of Edward “Eddie” Dopkin. Dopkin, a Baltimore native who lost a three-decade-long battle with leukemia at the age of 61, was the owner of Miss Shirley’s Café and The Classic Catering People, among other local restaurants. Miss Shirley’s garnered national attention… Read More

Emily Osmou Velelli

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Emily Osmou Velelli, daughter of Jacob and Regina and wife of late husband Emmanuel, was born 100 years ago on June 27 on the island of Corfu, Greece. As a young educated woman she went to work in Athens at the textile store of her older brother, Marcos, where she met her husband-to-be, and it… Read More

Between Victim And Perpetrator

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There is no statute of limitation for the crime of rape in Maryland. That law has become increasingly relevant to Rebecca Pastor, 46, of Essex County, N.J. Pastor, who was manipulated and raped in her Fountainview apartment 23 years ago — on Christmas Day 1990 — returned to Baltimore last week to meet with police… Read More