MIDC Showcase Brings Israeli Companies to BWI

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Maryland/Israel Development Center in partnership with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation hosts a showcase of Maryland/Israel businesses at the Observation Gallery at BWI Airport. “We’ve got the largest number of Israeli companies participating than we’ve ever had,” said Barry Bogage, MIDC executive director. More than 30 companies will be… Read More

The Chef with a Million Flavors Columbia native shaking up holiday dinner table

Ben Rubin was a self-professed quintessential “frat guy” when he started attending the University of Pittsburgh, but after studying abroad in Madrid for several months, his attitude on culture, art and food changed. “I went to Spain and I was surrounded by all these brilliant people, and if you couldn’t keep up with [everyone else],… Read More

Chanukah Kicks off with Concerts Baltimore and Washington areas have some rockin’ holiday concerts

Chanukah is a complicated holiday for many. While its more recognizable symbols and rituals have to do with the miracle of the oil, Chanukah’s story is also that of a military victory. “We’re celebrating two separate things … so it’s kind of schizophrenic,” said Beth El Congregation Cantor Thom King. “The main reason the oil… Read More

Owings Mills Resident Named Learner of the Year

Phyllis Strader of Owings Mills was named Learner of the Year by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) at the organization’s international conference, which was held in Baltimore from Nov. 18 to 20. Strader, a paralegal at Exelon Corporation for almost 15 years, earned her degree in paralegal studies from Stevenson University in… Read More

Organizations Seek Action After Protest Goucher president under fire after event shut down

More than 30 different organizations signed and delivered a letter to Goucher College President José Bowen urging him to take further action following student protestors disrupting a presentation by Israeli television personality Assi Azar. Azar was invited to Goucher Hillel on Nov. 5 to screen his movie, “Mom, Dad, I Have Something to Tell You,”… Read More

A City Divided History professor lays out Baltimore’s painful history of race relations

Seven months after Baltimore erupted in riots over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray, city residents are still searching for answers. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, University of Baltimore history professor Elizabeth Nix attempted to provide some with “Two Baltimores,” a lecture on the city’s long history of segregation. The lecture, held at Enoch Pratt Free… Read More

Myerberg Gets Mayoral Treatment Seniors hear from Rawlings-Blake, ask tough questions

Topics such as transportation, housing and health services were on the minds of senior city residents who came to participate in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s town hall meeting this month at the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center. Rawlings-Blake referred to seniors, such as her mother who is almost 80 years old, as the backbone of the… Read More

Associated Official’s Email Ignites Concern in Chabad Case Official mistakenly sends private message from his work email address

Tensions are high in the Stevenson Road community where a rabbi has proposed to build a Chabad synagogue after an email from an official at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore in favor of the synagogue circulated among residents who oppose the shul. The email is just one of hundreds, according to Rabbi Velvel… Read More

Pikesville’s ‘Jewel’ North Oaks celebrates milestone with its 25th anniversary

Everyone at North Oaks — from the staff to the leadership to the residents — will say that the Pikesville retirement community is like a family. Put five of the residents together, and it’s immediately evident. “I think the thing is, we’re all getting older together so we all have the same complaints,” Freida Mazer… Read More