Boycott Update

Maryland’s anti-boycott bill may not be dead, but it’s on life support. Two weeks after hearings on the bill in the Senate Budget and Taxation and House Appropriations committees, the bill that dropped in the House of Delegates with 51 co-sponsors has undergone a lot of trimming, including an amendment that would strip it of… Read More

Community Protests Murderer’s Appeal

032814_parole_lg

Approximately 250 people, primarily from Baltimore’s Jewish community, traveled by bus, car and subway train to protest the appeal trial of Wayne Stephen Young, who was convicted of killing 11-year-old Esther Lebovitz in September 1969. A fifth-grade student of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, Lebovitz was last seen alive on her way home from… Read More

Crime a Trend or Random Uptick?

032814_crime_lg

The Northern Park Heights community has seen peaks and valleys of criminal activity over the years, but recent incidents have some concerned they’re seeing a new normal. A March 4 home invasion in which a man and his daughter were tied up and had their home robbed was one of several incidents that sent shockwaves… Read More

Brochin Bids Farewell to Pikesville

032814_brief-Brochin-Jim-sm

After 12 years of representing Pikesville, state Sen. Jim Brochin’s 42nd District will no longer include the area due to redistricting. Brochin, who sits on the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review and the Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse, was first elected in 2002 and joined the Maryland General… Read More

Tamir Goodman Stays in Game

032814_tamir-goodman-sm

When he was sidelined by injuries during his time as a professional basketball player in Israel, Tamir Goodman’s mind was still in the game. “Specifically during that time when I wasn’t playing, I was spending my time in rehab, but I’d go to every game, I’d go to every practice, and I’d study if there… Read More

To Your Health

Magic of Life Gala co-chairs Laura B. Black and Brian J. Gibbons, along with LifeBridge Health president and CEO Neil Meltzer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame headliner Jackson Browne, are making sure that, as Browne might say, the health care organization never “runs on empty.” The April 5 biannual gala, which benefits the… Read More

Baltimore County Police Release Photos in Connection with Home Invasions

2014-0326 04

The Baltimore County Police Department released five photos in connection with a robbery and a home invasion that occurred on March 4 in Pikesville. Police are not referring to the individuals in the photos as suspects. “They are people we wish to talk to,” said Cpl. John Wachter, police spokesman. “We want to talk to… Read More

Community Protests Murderer’s Appeal

Poster for support event

Approximately 250 people from Baltimore’s Jewish community traveled by bus, car and subway train to protest the appeal trial of then 24-year-old Wayne Stephen Young, who was convicted of killing 11-year-old Esther Lebovitz in 1969. A student of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, she was last seen in Pikesville after being dropped off at… Read More

In Sickness And In Health

032114_cover-story-lg

Jan Schein was just 39 when her husband, Dr. Jay Schein, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although the Northwest Baltimore OB/GYN functioned well for some years after the diagnosis, in 2002, he was forced to retire because he could no longer perform surgery. “There was a gradual decline,” recalled his wife. “First, we made the… Read More

Speakers Bring Middle East Realities to HoCo

032114_hoco-lg

It’s nearly impossible to boil the Middle East’s recent history down to an hour-long presentation, but if there is anyone up for the challenge, it’s intelligence analyst Avi Melamed. The former Israeli senior official on Arab affairs painted a sobering, comprehensive picture of the tumultuous region through discussion of political and radical Muslim groups and… Read More