America’s Realty Picks Up East County Property

A Pikesville-based commercial redevelopment firm purchased the North Point Mall in eastern Baltimore County near Dundalk earlier this month. America’s Realty CEO Carl Verstandig said his company acquired the property, which includes a 95,000-square-foot Kmart and an adjacent 40,000 square feet of retail space, for $3.3 million. “It’s a great location,” Verstandig said. “It’s just… Read More

After 66 Years, State Bridge Chief Calls It a Career

From left: Maryland Treasurer Nack K. Kopp. Earle Freedman, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot at a ceremony on July 6, where Hogan presented Freedman with a commendation for his years of service. (Office of the Governor of Maryland)

The state of Maryland’s bridge chief retired last week after a career spanning over six decades. Earle S. “Jock” Freedman, 86, retired as the longest-serving employee of the state of Maryland after 66 years of service, all spent in the bridge department of the State Highway Administration. On July 6, Gov. Larry Hogan honored Freedman… Read More

CHAI to Manage Myerberg Center

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, announced that it will oversee the management and operation of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, which began July 1. This arrangement, approved by Myerberg’s board of directors, will enable CHAI to bring its extensive expertise in working with Northwest Baltimore’s… Read More

Siegel Elected to AAO Board

Dr. Steven M. Siegel, an orthodontist with offices in Glen Burnie and Reisterstown, has been elected by the Middle  Atlantic Society of Orthodontists as its representative on the board of trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists. Siegel was formally installed at the AAO’s recent 116th Annual Session in Orlando, Fla. The AAO is the… Read More

KP Announces Research Bank

Kaiser Permanente has  announced the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, a long-term research resource designed to help the organization better understand how people’s health is affected by their genes, behaviors and the environment. All Kaiser Permanente members who are 18 and older will be eligible to participate. The KP Research Bank allows researchers to use DNA… Read More

UMMC Commits to NKF-MD

With a shared goal of advocating on behalf of the kidney community, the University of Maryland Medical Center will award $23,250 to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland over the next 12 months. As part of a Gold Level Annual Partnership arrangement, NKF-MD will receive $10,000 as a research grant to study chronic kidney disease… Read More

Schusterman Foundation Names 29 Fellows

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has selected 29 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the second cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The fellows hail from Jewish and secular organizations in North America, Israel, Australia, South Africa and Europe. A full list of the new Schusterman Fellows is available… Read More

Are Fatal Shootings on the Rise?

We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of activists to protest police treatment of minorities. Just as television brought the Vietnam War into America’s living rooms decades ago, last week’s deadly… Read More

Associated Honors Blumenfeld, Frederick

Josh and Julie (provided)

In honor of their outstanding leadership in the Jewish community, Julie Blumenfeld and Josh S. Frederick were presented with the Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award, presented annually, recognizes  growing leaders within The Associated community. Blumenfeld began her involvement in the Baltimore… Read More