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Determined not to let speech impediment define him, Ben Goldstein has turned the tables
BY Allie Freedman
October 9, 2014

Despite all of his accomplishments, Ben Goldstein of Baltimore still finds it difficult to order a cup of coffee. Since early childhood, Goldstein, 24, has had a stutter. Despite his speech impediment, he spent a year in Israel teaching English, graduated with almost a 4.0 grade point average from college and received a full scholarship CONTINUE »

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Casino revenue travels as far north as Park Heights
BY Heather Norris
October 9, 2014

Many of the more than 25,000 Baltimoreans who live in the area of Northwest Baltimore north of Northern Parkway but within city limits are relatively immune to the traffic, crime and poverty linked to the Pimlico Race Course, but they benefit from their proximity to the track nonetheless. The five neighborhoods north of Pimlico are CONTINUE »

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Local therapist offers help to men and boys who suffer from eating disorders
BY Simone Ellin
October 9, 2014

After a 20-year-long battle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and shame about being overweight, a fateful encounter with a large plate of chicken wings finally convinced fourth-generation Baltimorean Andrew Walen that he was suffering from an eating disorder. It happened one night that February 2004, when Walen, who was especially stressed, tired and irritable, joined CONTINUE »

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With a mural as its highlight, Sy Hefter’s resilient hut continues to inspire
BY Allie Freedman
October 9, 2014

Forty years ago, Ruth and Sy Hefter built a one-of-a-kind sukkah. Four decades later, their temporary holiday hut has lived in three states, survived two major hurricanes and now resides in Baltimore. “My sukkah is inspired from a sukkah at the Jewish Museum in Jerusalem,” said Sy Hefter. “In that sukkah, all the walls were CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
October 9, 2014

The Owings Mills JCC’s Early Childhood Education Center threw its support behind the Orioles on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The school’s approximately 270 students, some dressed in Orioles garb and sporting face paint, gathered in the JCC’s lobby to cheer, dance and rally for their hometown team, as it entered the playoffs. Ilene Meister, director of CONTINUE »