For the Love of Books

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Jacob Benesch loves books. The Ilchester Elemenary school fourth-grader can quickly rattle off a few of his favorite titles — “Harry Potter,” “Percy Jackson,” “Ungifted” — and has difficulty narrowing down his favorite genre. It is no surprise then that Jacob, an outgoing 9-year-old from Ellicott City, was chosen to represent Baltimore on the 2014-2015… Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Jewish Cartoonist Among Parisian Dead

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An attack on the Paris headquarters of a French satirical magazine has left at least 12 people dead, including the Jewish caricaturist Georges Wolinski. Two of the reported fatalities in Wednesday’s attack were police officers, according to the French daily newspaper Le Monde. Ten others were wounded, five of them seriously. Details of the attack… Read More

Pass it On

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Born in 1940, five months after the Nazis invaded her native Poland, Felicia Graber has never thought of herself as a Holocaust survivor, but now she is a leader among that community. “It’s not unusual for child survivors to deny that they are survivors,” said Graber, 74, who lives in the Park Heights neighborhood with… Read More

JT Publisher Acquires Smart Shopper

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Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC, which publishes Baltimore Jewish Times, Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Style Magazine has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Pikesville, Md.-based Smart Shopper, Inc. Smart Shopper, a direct mail response upscale magazine with zoned publications in Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, was sold by Gary Frahm…. Read More

Israeli NGO Blows Whistle

Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, a civil rights nongovernmental organization headquartered in Israel, announced last month that the group filed whistleblower action with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service against the Presbyterian Church USA. The 38-page complaint alleges that the church violated the U.S. Tax Code by engaging in political lobbying and supporting the boycott, divestment and… Read More

Heneson Honored by PRSA-MD

With more than 30 years of proven public relations experience and a commitment to give back to the community, Bonnie K. Heneson has been selected as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Public Relations Society of America Maryland Chapter (PRSA-MD). Heneson was honored at the association’s Best in Maryland gala at the Hilton… Read More

Bernstein to Rejoin Zuckerman Spaeder

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has announced that outgoing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will rejoin the firm on Feb. 2, following the completion of his term in office. Bernstein was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder from 2004 to 2010 until he was elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney. In that capacity, he managed an office… Read More

RSFHA Expands to Southeast

RS&F Healthcare Advisors (RSFHA), a health care and business consulting services firm, has expanded its reach to include the Southeast U.S. with its new Palm Beach, Fla., office.  RSFHA’s practice management consultants and certified coders work with physicians, clinics, practice groups and hospitals to increase revenue, maximize profitability and reduce risk through operational best practices…. Read More

Fleet Feet Honored

Fleet Feet Sports, a locally owned and operated running store in the Baltimore area, has been honored as a Top 4 finalist for Store of the Year out of more than 800 running specialty stores nationwide. The announcement comes from Competitor magazine, which each year partners with trade publication Running Insight to identify the best… Read More

O’Malley Commutes Death Sentences

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Gov. Martin O’Malley effectively closed the book on the death penalty in the state last week with the announcement that he will commute the sentences of Maryland’s last four remaining death row inmates. “The question at hand is whether any public good is served by allowing these essentially un-executable sentences to stand,” O’Malley said in… Read More