Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Vows to Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday afternoon announced that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Pugh said “it is in the best interest” of the city to follow the state in raising the minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.10 by 2018 and not increasing… Read More

The Evolution of the Female Rabbi

In a new show coming to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this month, actresses will share the struggles, joys, accomplishments and losses of Los Angeles’ pioneering female rabbis. Written by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak, “Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!” shares the voices of 18 female rabbis at different stages… Read More

Will AIPAC Put 2016 Discord Behind It?

Thousands of politically-savvy pro-Israel activists will come to Washington this weekend for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2017 policy conference. Despite a tumultuous 2016 conference, in which then-Vice President Joe Biden was booed and an AIPAC official publicly criticized remarks by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, observers say they expect the past to be left… Read More

After More Bomb Threats, Heads of JCC, Associated Say Security is Top Priority

In the wake of another round of bomb threats to Baltimore’s JCCs on the night of March 14, Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, reassured the Jewish community of their commitment to security in a YouTube video posted two days… Read More

JT Exclusive: Pugh Veto Would Kill Minimum Wage Bill

If Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh chooses to veto a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, the City Council will not have the votes to override the veto. Since the council voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favor of the bill, Pugh has remained mum on whether she plans to sign it. But if… Read More

Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats

JERUSALEM — An Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States. The Park Heights JCC received threats three times, while the JCC in Owings Mills did so twice. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home… Read More

You Should Know… Meredith Marx

If you tune into classic rock radio station 100.7 The Bay during the morning and afternoon rush hours, chances are you’ll be listening to Meredith Marx at some point. For the last 12 years, Marx, 38, has been helping listeners navigate Greater Baltimore’s busy highways and byways by providing up-to-the-minute transportation news as the station’s… Read More

Prescription Chicken: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Baltimore residents whose immune systems have been debilitated by the winter and its odd weather patterns need not go far this month for some Jewish penicillin — chicken soup (with matzoh balls). They can just head to R. House in Remington, where their medicine awaits. “It’s always been my favorite thing to make,” said Valerie… Read More

The Show Must Go On After 100 years, the BSO looks to a ‘certainly uncertain’ future

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recently celebrated 100 years of making music. But it likely will be the next 10 to 20 that will solidify the institution’s legacy — and ensure its continued existence. The BSO has a unique history among the major orchestras in the country. It was founded in 1916 as a municipal orchestra… Read More

Pikesville’s Reid Named Principal of the Year

Pikesville High School principal Sandra Reid was taken by surprise in her school’s library earlier this month when students and staff helped her celebrate being selected as Maryland’s 2018 High School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Reid joined Pikesville High School in 2015 following an eight-year tenure as… Read More