Father, Daughter Win Public Health Impact Award Paper based on research done by sixth-grader honored at national medical examiners conference

Sydney and Russell Alexander pose with the project Sydney did in sixth grade that led to closer collaboration  between the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and a public health impact award at the National Association  of Medical Examiners conference in October. (Marc Shapiro)

An Ellicott City middle schooler and her father won a national award for research they conducted in fentanyl deaths in Maryland. Sydney Alexander, a seventh-grader at Folly Quarter Middle School, used data provided to her by her father, Dr. Russell Alexander, an assistant medical examiner at Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), to… Read More

A Diversity of Assets Israeli companies gather at BWI for event headlined by commerce secretary

State Secretary  of Commerce Mike Gill speaks at the Maryland/Israel Development  Center’s annual showcase at BWI. (Daniel Schere)

More than 30 Israeli companies filled the observation gallery at Baltimore/ Washington International Airport on Nov. 30 for the Maryland/Israel  Development Center’s fifth annual showcase. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks for an hour before Maryland Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill addressed the contingent. “When I came into this position I had spent my life… Read More

America’s Realty Ends 2015 on High Note

Pikesville-based developer America’s Realty acquired its eighth Pikesville property in late November, when the company bought 1709 Reisterstown Road, a strip center and small office building that currently houses the Old Court Animal Hospital and a variety of other tenants. “We’re looking to go ahead and put an additional two stories on it to turn… Read More

‘The Land of Israel Belongs to Us’ Israel’s education minister addresses appreciative Beth Tfiloh audience

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Israeli education minister and right-wing firebrand Naftali Bennett was on friendly territory last week, telling a crowd at Beth Tfiloh Congregation that it was impossible for Israel to be an occupying power and attacking Arab media outlets for what he said was biased reporting against him and the Jewish state. “One cannot occupy his own… Read More

Musical America Lists Cellist Amit Peled as Influencer of the Year

Amit Peled, world-class cellist, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University professor and, since 2010, steward  of Maestro Pablo Casals’ 1733 Goffriller — arguably the world’s most famous cello — has been named one of 30 Influencers of the Year by Musical America. Nominated by his peers, according to the report, as someone who is “making… Read More

HoCo Considers Keeping Schools Open on High Holy Days

The Howard County Public School calendar committee has  requested that the school board consider keeping schools open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur next year. “The Jewish Federation of Howard County, together with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, is working to mobilize the community so the board of education understands the impact this change… Read More

The Bead Closes After 48 Years Storied Baltimore store run by two sisters and their mother to close in January

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Calling The Bead a clothing and accessories store hardly scratches the surface. What started from a teenager’s dream of making an antique finish for earrings in the late 1960s blossomed into a cutting-edge clothing store, where Baltimoreans could buy Nehru shirts and bell-bottom jeans, a hangout, a place where any woman of any age and… Read More

Bernie Sanders in Baltimore: “We Need Fundamental Changes”

Bernie Sanders supporters eagerly await the Democratic presidential candidate's arrival in Baltimore. (By Daniel Schere)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood Tuesday morning, calling for increased investment in depressed urban communities across the country. “Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think we were in a wealthy nation,” he told reporters. “They would think we were in a third-world country… Read More

Hashing Out An Industry Jews around Maryland are anxiously awaiting soon-to-be-awarded medical cannabis licenses

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They differ by age, background, experience and many other factors, but a handful of Jews in Maryland have one aspect of their lives in common — they are currently playing a waiting game while the state determines who will be allowed to grow, produce and sell medical cannabis among almost 900 applicants. Clarksville’s Cary Millstein… Read More