Are Fatal Shootings on the Rise?

We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of activists to protest police treatment of minorities. Just as television brought the Vietnam War into America’s living rooms decades ago, last week’s deadly… Read More

Baltimore Man In Standoff Charged with Attempted Murder

A Baltimore man who shot at police during an eight-hour standoff was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the July 6 incident. Robert Blake, 46, of the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of body armor,… Read More

JCC Members Upset Over Pool Hours

Members of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC are peeved by the hours at the large family pool, which were adjusted to accommodate campers for the summer. The pool is exclusively used by campers until 3 p.m., at which point it’s open to the public. JCC members, many of whom joined specifically to use the pool,… Read More

UPDATE: Swastikas in Bank Account Result of Faulty Browser Extension

UPDATED 7/11/16 10:30 a.m. The swastikas that appeared in a Baltimore resident’s Bank of America online banking records were the result of a faulty Google Chrome Extension. Mark Goldberg, who discovered swastikas among one of his balances and in the online records of his partner, was using an extension called Nazi Detector, which is supposed… Read More

Elie Wiesel, Our Inspiration

We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel transcended his earthly existence to become a symbol, an inspiration and an idea. Through his storytelling and his writings, Wiesel… Read More

Pikesville Run, Walk Is a Winner for Cancer Patients

More than 1,000 Marylanders will gather at Woodholme Center on July 10 for the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K run and walk benefiting the Ulman Cancer Fund and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. “Supporting young adults and their loved ones impacted by cancer is the core of our mission, and we’re so excited to continue… Read More

Red Goji Brings New Kosher Asian Cuisine

Baltimore lost a staple restaurant in the kosher community after Umami closed its doors amid confusion and contradictory announcements last year. Now, a new Asian kitchen has stepped up to fill the void. Red Goji opened quietly, less a year ago. Initially, it was owned by two Japanese men and served Asian food that was… Read More

Speaker Series Kicks Off with Social Security Commissioner

North Oaks Senior Living Community kicked off its new speaker series, the North Oaks Institute, on June 30 with an appearance by Social Security Administration acting commissioner Carolyn Colvin. The series is “aimed to educate the community about issues facing the older population. … The North Oaks Institute will periodically feature industry experts who can… Read More

County, LifeBridge Unveil ‘Live Near Your Work’ Incentives

Baltimore County and LifeBridge Health have announced a Live Near Your Work program for LifeBridge employees who buy homes near Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The incentives range from $1,000 to $5,000 to help  employees with down payments and closing costs. “By providing buyer incentives in communities near Northwest Hospital, we are encouraging LifeBridge employees to… Read More

Blavatt Elected President of Chizuk Amuno

Chizuk Amuno Congregation elected Jason Blavatt as its new president at its annual meeting on June 14. Blavatt wrapped up a term as first vice president of the 1,200-family Conservative congregation. “Jason Blavatt’s values and temperament reflect his caring toward people and his sensitivity to doing what’s right and proper,” Rabbi Ron Shulman said in… Read More