MEA Unveils Energy-Efficiency Grant

The Maryland Energy Administration, along with local nonprofit organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders, is celebrating the $998,789 EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Statewide Competitive Grant to Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. The grant to HNI, working in partnership with Baltimore City Energy Office and 11 nonprofit homeless housing and service providers, will facilitate whole-building energy-efficiency audits and… Read More

Crossing Boundaries

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders. To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped acid with Timothy Leary and dialogued with the Dalai Lama? Schachter-Shalomi, who died last week at 89, wasn’t the only rabbi who tinkered radically with Jewish… Read More

To Everything There is a Season

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It was the first week of summer recess and the halls and classrooms at Krieger Schechter Day School were almost empty. But outgoing middle school head Shelley Hendler and incoming middle school head Robyn Blum had work to do. Hendler was putting the finishing touches on her 14-year legacy with the school and Blum was… Read More

Trails to the Future

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It was a farm-to-table experience on Monday night at the Pearlstone center, honoring outgoing board chair Ilene Vogelstein and incoming board chair P.J. Pearlstone, and attendees were invited to partake in all that nature offers in typical Pearlstone style. Visitors could try their hand at pickling or goat’s-milk cheese-making or even play with baby goats… Read More

Associated Posts ‘Strong’ Numbers

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Linda A. Hurwitz enjoys telling people at Jewish federations across the country that she hails from Baltimore. Hurwitz, who travels to Jewish communities in her capacity as national campaign chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, explained last week that Baltimore has a “reputation” in the federation world. “We are rare,” she said during… Read More

Best of Both Worlds

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After moving to the United States from Scotland in 1998, Richard Waxman saw a country built upon opportunity. And today, more than ever, Waxman is getting a renewed taste for that same thirst for success that brought him to this country more than 16 years ago. His newest venture started, like many ideas, at a… Read More

Family Business

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For the Attman family, paper is the past, present and the future The family has owned and operated Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc. for almost 70 years, spanning three generations of family. “We all grew up in the business,” said David Attman. “It was sort of like your bar mitzvah present, you would get… Read More

Food With a Side of Companionship

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Between talk about grandkids and sips of coffee, a group of about a dozen men and women gather every Monday through Friday to start their day by helping make sure the community’s most fragile get what they need, packing kosher meals and delivering them throughout the community. The food won’t go to a shelter or… Read More

Ashkelon Delegation Meets with Mayor

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The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership got a boost recently when the visiting Ashkelon delegation sat down with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We’re trying to see what emerges, just some sort of collaboration, at a municipal level,” said Nina Rosenzwog, Baltimore chair of  the organization. “So the whole meeting focused on the whole concept of inter-city relationships and… Read More

A Monumental Past

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History repeats itself: At times, those words issue a warning, but in the case of historic Mount Vernon Place’s restoration and renovation, echoing the past appears to be the driving force of its future. Located at the intersection of North Charles and Monument streets at the first crest up from the harbor in Baltimore City,… Read More