Locked In: Curfew Proposition On The Table For Baltimore City

Rikki Spector says that for Northwest Baltimore she does not see an advantage to a teen curfew.

The proposed changes to the teen curfew in the city of Baltimore don’t have much support in the city’s District 5 office. “I don’t see any advantage,” said Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle Spector, adding that she will learn more about the proposal when it reaches the hearing stage. “I’m not sure that it’s building a… Read More

Gansler Releases Twitter Video Before Announcement

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler released a gubernatorial campaign video via Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 19, ahead of his official announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His challengers include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and running mate Ken Ulman, who currently serves as Howard County Executive, and state delegate Heather Mizeur, a democrat who represents the 20th… Read More

Seven Strategies For Managing Millenials

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I recently presented a workshop to the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center on Managing Millennials in the Workplace. What is a millennial? Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000 — and they are entering the workforce.  As people are living longer and working longer, this has led to three… Read More

Colorado Relief Effort

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the disastrous consequences of flooding in several Colorado communities. As of September 16, the Colorado Office of Emergency Management says that 17,494 homes are damaged and 1,502 homes are destroyed. An estimated 30-40 percent of the Jewish population in… Read More

Police Investigating Social Media ‘Predator’

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Baltimore County Police are investigating a complaint involving an unknown person who has engaged in sexually explicit video chats with two teenage girls. The girls, who are students at St. Paul’s School for Girls and live in Reisterstown, reported the incidents to the school, who notified police on Friday, Sept. 13. Officers came to the… Read More

Harmony In Beit Shemesh?

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One word, said Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, “sanity.” And maybe a few more: harmony, quality of life, collaboration. It is on this platform that the Baltimore native, who moved to Beit Shemesh, Israel, eight years ago, is running for its city council. His party is called TOV, which means good in English, and he said his… Read More

On 20th Anniversary …

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Twenty years after the signing of the fateful Oslo Accords between Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, Knesset members are heavily debating the merits of the peace process and the two-state solution paradigm. Parliamentarians from both Israel’s left and right agree that the process has not yielded the results… Read More

Feldman Named Maryland Senator

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Brian Feldman, who served 10 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, was named last week to fill the unexpired term of Maryland Sen. Rob Garagiola of District 15. “He is an incredibly smart guy, a lawyer and an accountant,” said Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. “His… Read More

Women of MACo Named Almond President

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Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond was unanimously elected as the next president of the Women of MACo (Maryland Association of Counties) at the recently concluded MACo Summer Conference. She will lead the bipartisan statewide group of elected women for the next two years. Almond represents the 2nd Council District, which includes Reisterstown, Pikesville, Owings Mills… Read More

Hilton Named Special Appeals Clerk

Philip Gregory Hilton has been named clerk of the Court of Special Appeals. Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009. He was appointed assistant chief deputy clerk in October 2009 and was promoted to chief deputy clerk in July 2011.