GBCA Announces New Board Members

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance board of directors have announced the election of seven new members, as well as the appointment of Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director of the Walters Art Museum, as president, and the appointment of Sheri Parks, associate dean for research, interdisciplinary scholarship and programming at the University of Maryland, as vice president…. Read More

Carroll Hospital Honored

SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm focused on middle market and growth companies, has announced that one of its 2015 deals, the Carroll Hospital Center Merger with LifeBridge Health, has been named a Deal of the Year finalist by the Association for Corporate Growth ñ Maryland Chapter. SC&H Capital served as the exclusive… Read More

MIDC Welcomes Lipert

The Maryland/Israel Development Center has named Adam Lipert its MIDC’s business development manager. Adam grew up in Washington, D.C. He moved to Israel, served in the Israel Defense Forces and completed a Bachelor of Arts in government at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzilya. Lipert holds a master’s degree in global security from Johns Hopkins University. Upon… Read More

New Shopping Center Coming to Owings Mills

Hill Management Services, Inc. has unveiled plans for Red Run Station, a 10,368-square-foot retail center at 11050 Red Run Boulevard in Owings Mills. Featuring roadside visibility from Red Run Boulevard and offering up to six retail spaces as well as two pad sites, the Baltimore-based real estate development company anticipates initiating construction on the project… Read More

Jazz Alliance Names President

The Baltimore Jazz Alliance has named Ian Rashkin as its new president and Michael Raitzyk as its new vice president. Both officers are active musicians and bandleaders in the Baltimore area, Rashkin on bass and Raitzyk on guitar. Aside from jazz groups, Raitzyk also leads the band Charm City Klezmer. Robert Shahid continues as BJA’s… Read More

Northwest Hospital Launches Expansion

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Last month’s opening of the redeveloped and expanded Liberty Center building at Northwest Hospital is the first sign of redevelopment at the campus. LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Northwest Hospital, invested more than $5 million in the redevelopment and expansion of the building, expanding from 8,000 to 13,800 square feet. ExpressCare anchors the first… Read More

Senate Sponsor Withdraws End-of-Life Option Act

The state Senate sponsor of a bill that would have allowed terminally ill individuals to obtain a prescription to end their lives has withdrawn the bill, effectively killing the legislation in this year’s Maryland General Assembly. Sen. Ronald Young, a Frederick County Democrat, withdrew the Senate version of the End-of-Life Option Act, saying it did… Read More

You Should Know … Lauren Kashan

Lauren Kashan (Justin Katz)

Lauren Kashan, a native of Owings Mills, loved dinosaurs so much as a kid that she dreamed of working with them someday. But given the  dinosaurs’ long-ago demise, she discovered a love for some of their closest relatives and launched a satisfying career working with reptiles and amphibians. Kashan gets to fulfill this dream with… Read More

Past Presence Baltimore’s ‘Jewish’ architecture remains testament to character, conviction, mobility of its people

Former Temple Oheb Shalom (Eutaw Place Temple) has been home to Maryland Prince Hall Masons since 1960. (Melissa Gerr)

First of two parts   To reflect on some of Jewish Baltimore’s architecture is to walk a path through its past. Whether the desired outcome was to culturally assimilate or stay true to faith, to differentiate from other immigrants or simply to embrace the modern, Jews have fervently proclaimed their identity and maintained a strong… Read More

Pew Finding on Expulsion of Israeli Arabs Prompts Sharp Reactions

Pew Research released a study of Israeli’s attitudes, which show that a majority of Israelis agreed that “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel.” (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — In a survey that spanned politics, religion and interfaith relations, one statistic stood out: Nearly half of  Israel’s Jews support expelling the country’s Arabs. The Pew Research Center’s study of Israelis’ attitudes,  released Tuesday, had asked respondents whether they agreed that “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel.” Forty-eight percent of… Read More