UMMC President and CEO Retires

Jeffrey A. Rivest, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) since 2004, retiried at the end of August 2015. UMMC is the flagship academic medical center of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). “On behalf of the UMMS and UMMC family, I want to… Read More

Sarbanes Announces Grants to Community Colleges

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) announced that Baltimore City Community College, Montgomery College/ Rockville, Community College of Baltimore County/Catonsville, Community College of Baltimore County, Howard Community College and University of Maryland/College Park will receive approximately $1.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Student Support Services Program. The grant initiative helps community colleges… Read More

Maller Named Financial Planner of the Year

Peter Maller, founder and president of Maller Wealth Advisors and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors (LFA), was recently named LFA Planner of the Year for 2014. Maller has been named LFA Planner of the Year seven times in the last eight years. The Planner of the Year recognition is awarded annually to the leading… Read More

Myerberg Awarded for Women’s Programs

The Edward A. Myerberg Center has received a second year of funding from the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the center’s executive director, David Golaner,announced. The $19,400 grant supports a part-time social worker to coordinate services for women age 55 and over in the… Read More

Bonnie Heneson Communications Awarded

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications firm, received gold and bronze Aster Awards and a Superior Award recognizing publications the agency created for Howard County General Hospital. Wellness Matters, a community magazine BHC writes and designs that is distributed to more than 200,000 residents of Howard County and surrounding areas, was recognized with… Read More

Komen Maryland Awarded

Komen Maryland’s Regional Breast Health Consortia Program received the 2015 Exemplary Collaboration Award from the statewide Maryland Cancer Collaborative. The Komen Maryland Regional Consortia Program brings together concerned breast care professionals, advocates and community leaders in regions throughout the Affiliate service area to network and discuss information and services focused on breast cancer prevention, education,… Read More

JMM Wins National Award

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently honored the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), Maryland Historical Society and Minotaur Mazes with a Leadership in History Award for its original exhibit, The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen. The Museum was selected as a 2015 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee…. Read More

A Moral and Legal Obligation Private schools stand up for vaccinations By Daniel Schere


Private and religious schools in Maryland will no longer be required to admit unvaccinated students as a result of a new interpretation of a state law granting religious exemptions on such occasions. In a letter dated Aug. 7 from the attorney general’s office to state Dels. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (D-District 41) and Shelly Hettleman (D-District… Read More

Wishful Thinking Will Obama, Netanyahu reconcile next year?

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

WASHINGTON — Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away. In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we canvassed the experts to recommend… Read More

‘The Right Path’ Kerry offers impassioned defense of Iran Accord as deal’s victory clinched

Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to point out that not accepting the deal would cause the U.S. to lose credibility aboard as well as the ability to control Iran’s behavior diplomatically.

PHILADELPHIA — In what could have been the first leg of a victory lap now that the survival of the Obama administration’s key foreign policy achievement is virtually assured, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the birthplace of the United States Sept. 1 to lay out in the starkest and most comprehensive terms yet… Read More