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Kidney transplant patient, thrill-seeker psyched for downtown rappel
BY David Snyder
May 3, 2013

At 9 months old, Jared Weiner was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a rare genetic deformation that enlarges the kidneys and can negatively impact the liver and spleen. At 10, he made it through a lifesaving kidney transplant. He’s endured pneumonia and kidney stones. He’s had biopsies, routine blood draws and ultrasounds. Every CONTINUE »

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B’nai Israel is raising the bar on synagogue engagement. What can others learn?
BY By Maayan Jaffe
April 26, 2013

For all the crime statistics and delinquency portrayed on “The Wire,” and even reported in The Baltimore Sun, downtown Baltimore is still an amazing place to be. You can drive less than five minutes and find something exciting to do. There are bright lights and hons and foods lathered in Old Bay. Sure, it can CONTINUE »

BJC, Baltimore City Community College discuss future of Holocaust Memorial
BY Ron Snyder
March 31, 2013

Discussions are underway about moving Baltimore’s Holocaust Memorial from its current downtown location on Lombard Street adjacent to the now-closed Bard building, which is owned by Baltimore City Community College. But, said Dr. Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, there are no specific plans. Abramson said there have been discussions with CONTINUE »

March 15, 2013

Gas prices are on the rise again. Years ago, most gas stations were full service. For the uninitiated, this meant that a service-station att-endant would come out, wash the windows of your car, check the fluid levels and fill up your tank, after hearing “filler-up,” followed by either “regular” or “unleaded.” Enough with the awkward CONTINUE »

Jewish Baltimore makes its case in Annapolis
BY Ron Snyder
March 1, 2013

As an employee with Jewish Community Services, Joan Cohen said she often sees firsthand the struggles facing the community. Cohen wants to ensure that those most in need can receive help and that those with the power to take action are aware of the help that is needed. That desire was in part what motivated CONTINUE »