Analysis: Race for Maryland Governor

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Although it is still early, the race for governor of Maryland is already shaping up to be a competitive one. With nine candidates saying they plan on running, the field ranges from seasoned politicians to experienced businessmen and even to a Baltimore-area teacher, all of whom want to succeed the still-popular Gov. Martin O’Malley. So… Read More

Warning Signs

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It’s a day he may never forget. And while it is painful to remember as well as to talk about, Dr. Jonathan Lasson, 42, a certified school psychologist for the Maryland State Department of Education, believes it’s a day that warrants memory, and a memory that must be shared. Oct. 4, 2012 began like any other… Read More

The Watch Doctor

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­ “We came to Baltimore in 1991—Jan. 21. I remember that date [when] I stepped on American soil,” said Simon Abramov, Ukrainian master watchmaker for 42 years. Abramov brought his family from the small town of Skvyra outside of Kiev to escape the aftermath of Chernobyl (just 12 miles away) and make a better life… Read More

Facing The Issues

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Oil pipelines, cybercrime, rain tax, minimum wage, common core, charity scams, health-care reform and the right of low-income defendants to public defense attorneys at bail review will be some of the most pressing issues facing the General Assembly when it begins its 2014 legislative session, said five local officials who joined the Pikesville Chamber of… Read More

Rezoning Referendum Denied

For supporters of the Wegmans-anchored Foundry Row project, good news came late last month when a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge upheld the February decision by the Baltimore County Board of Elections to disregard petitions for a referendum that would challenge local rezoning maps and the upcoming renovations to the former Solo Cup factory site…. Read More

Will The NFL Still Be Around In 10 Years?

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Watched in nearly 30 million households in the United States each week, the National Football League is arguably the most successful and popular sports enterprise in our country. But there are problems on the field that could drastically affect the way the game is played in the future. In August, the NFL agreed to pay… Read More

The Associated Joins #MakeItHappen Campaign

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Ten Jewish Baltimoreans will get a head start on impacting the Jewish community, thanks to a grant program from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. The #MakeItHappen campaign will award up to 50 ideas around the world micro-grants of $1,000 through January 2014. Some ideas have been awarded grants already, as this campaign started… Read More

Prawer Must Be Stopped

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They can’t agree on the project’s goal. They can’t agree on who supports it. They can’t even agree on its name. But when it comes to the Israeli government’s plan to relocate 30,000 Negev Bedouin, representatives and allies of the Bedouin community agree with the right wing on one thing: The Prawer plan must be… Read More

All Inclusive

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Weekly services, Torah studies, aliyahs, sitting shiva and even trips to Israel. These are experiences shared by many Jewish Americans affiliated with synagogues and Jewish communal organizations. But for Liz Weintraub and her husband, Philip, full inclusion in life events such as these wasn’t always a foregone conclusion. That is, until they became members of… Read More

A Piece Of Peace?

While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned from his Middle East trip last week with an optimistic message following his latest attempt to foster progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the presentation of a security proposal to both sides, Israelis and Palestinians aren’t sharing his positive outlook. From Dec. 4 to 6, Kerry was… Read More