Hogan Announces Candidacy in Annapolis

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After months of rumors and one postponed announcement, Change Maryland founder and Annapolis real estate executive Larry Hogan formally declared his gubernatorial candidacy last week at an Annapolis crab shack. “I didn’t make this decision to run for governor out of a desire to be something. I decided to run because I feel an obligation… Read More

Richard Lansburgh

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Richard M. Lansburgh, a retired clothier known for his dedication to philanthropic work, died on Jan. 28 at the age of 91, just a day before his 92nd birthday. Lansburgh was born in 1922 to Sidney Lansburgh Sr., and the former Marian Epstein. He was also the grandson of renowned Baltimore entrepreneur and philanthropist Jacob… Read More

The Push For $10.10

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For Monique Tracy, raising Maryland’s minimum wage would be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck and having some money to spare. “It would help me a lot,” said Tracy, 25, an employee at a Rite Aid in Pikesville. Tracy has been working at the store for two years. Her $8-an-hour salary must pay her… Read More

Woman Gets Five Years in Pikesville Harassment Case

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A woman was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for assaulting, stalking and burglarizing a Pikesville couple. Stephanie Kamlot, 41, was given 10 years with all but five suspended by Judge John Turnbull II. She pleaded guilty Feb. 4 to second-degree assault, stalking and fourth-degree burglary. She must also… Read More

Southern Park Heights Welcomes Renaissance

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Frigid temperatures did not deter the standing-room-only crowd that gathered to celebrate the Jan. 28 grand opening of the Jean Yarborough Renaissance Gardens, a new residential community for seniors in Southern Park Heights. Joining the approximately 200 guests were Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton as well… Read More

Everybody’s talking about the State of the Union

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Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Tuesday, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, like Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, thought the president was less antagonistic to congressional Republicans than in previous speeches. But, he said, “He could have pulled all of the Obamacare… Read More

A Night In The Life

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In a city where the murder rate, which just hit a four-year high with 234 homicides recorded in 2013, gains national attention year after year, it’s just business as usual for officers in Baltimore’s busy Northwestern District. “You’re never more than a block away from sheer, unadulterated violence,” says police officer Jacob Gabbard. Gabbard, 38,… Read More

Elevating Awareness, Sparking Discussion

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The goal of the National Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month is to initiate discussion and promote inclusion for everyone in all aspects of Jewish life, regardless of their physical or mental ability. But “the discussion shouldn’t be about deciding things for people with disabilities but should include people with disabilities in the discussion,” said Shelly Christensen,… Read More

Good Grants

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is among five federations nationwide to receive a Ruderman Family Foundation Opportunity Initiative grant to place young adults with disabilities in workplace-based internships and fellowships. The Jewish Federations of North America, which is working with the foundation to implement the initiative, also will have a fellow in its… Read More

Coming Together

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Two years ago the residents of Northwest Baltimore and Pikesville learned that a mosque would be moving into their neighborhood. After years of waiting on renovations and inspections, the Ahmadi Muslim mosque finally will open its doors later this year, giving residents of the predominantly Jewish community an opportunity to interact with a population that… Read More