Google confirmed its acquisition of the Israeli navigation company Waze. In an announcement Tuesday on the company’s official blog, Google Vice President Brian McClendon did not indicate the price Google paid to acquire Waze, though reports put the figure at $1.1 billion. McClendon said the product development team at Waze, a free downloadable navigation app… Read More
JTA Wire Service Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for peace at the World Economic Forum in Jordan. Peres in his address Sunday evening said, “I am here to express the hope and desire of the Israeli people to bring an end to the conflict and a beginning to a… Read More
Just weeks after New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced that the city took down a massive Eastern Seaboard unstamped cigarette trafficking enterprise, there are still murmurs — and strong suspicions — that the suspects were funneling a portion of the more than $55 million… Read More
A federal jury has convicted a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, of charges arising from a conspiracy to illegally provide satellite related services to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering and obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings, according to a release by the Department of Homeland Security. As a result… Read More
Buddy Sapolsky did not stay retired long. Less than six months after stepping down from his post as executive director of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, Sapolsky, 68, is diving into a brand new role — and the expertise he gained from his past position will play a large part in the prospective success of… Read More
The quest to be Maryland’s next governor is predicted to set off a domino effect across state politics. The first domino to fall came Monday in Columbia, as Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — a Democrat already entered in the race for the statehouse — officially tabbed Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate…. Read More
Name one of the Chinese Dynasties: The Ming Dynasty. This author wrote a book featuring characters named Clover and Boxer: George Orwell. This NFL franchise featured a player named William “The Refrigerator” Perry: the Chicago Bears. The above are just a few of the questions that Catonsville Middle School seventh-grader Teddy Plisko buzzed in and… Read More
Baltimore’s CITYPEEK now features a new wine education club called Sip & Swirl, which spotlights social get-togethers organized online. CITYPEEK is an online source for hospitality, food, wine and social-media trends. Sip & Swirl grew from CITYPEEK founder and CEO Patti Neumann’s desire to share her own enthusiasm for wines and spirits.
They’re back. No, not the cicadas — although, for many, the obnoxious cyclical insect may be just as aggravating. For the second consecutive spring, missionaries dispatched and trained by Israel Restoration Ministries (IRM) are blanketing the Baltimore-metro area with DVDs and booklets aimed at persuading Jews to accept Jesus as their lord and savior.
The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is calling for greater action from the Department of Defense to combat what it calls an “extremely alarming” number of sexual-assault incidents involving military personnel — both as suspects and victims. The Senate Arms Services Committee held a hearing on the issue last Tuesday in which top military… Read More