Junior Achievement Receives Sam’s Club Grant

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Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has announced it has received a $20,000 grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program to support the JA BizTown facility, a site-based entrepreneurship learning opportunity for local students. Sam’s Club Giving Program presented the grant, one of three nationwide, in support of its nationwide focus on small business, which includes… Read More

Esterson Retires From Loyola

This summer, Loyola University affiliate professor Morton M. Esterson retired after 50 years of teaching in the university’s graduate division. Esterson has taught seven different courses in the field of special education. He also taught the Administration and Supervision of Special Education course at the Johns Hopkins University for five years. Esterson is a former… Read More

Maryland Live! Receives Tourism Award

Maryland Live! Casino has received the 2013 Maryland Office of Tourism Development Award in the category of Economic Engine in recognition of its role as a major driver of tourism and economic growth in the State of Maryland. To date, the Casino consistently outperforms competitors in the mid-Atlantic gaming market, generating top revenues among all… Read More

Long & Foster Honors Top Employees

Long & Foster’s Pikesville office has announced Harriet Charkatz as the top lister and Pam Wilks as the top producer for October.

Five Ways To Turn Off A Recruiter

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I came across a recent survey that supports anecdotal evidence that I have often heard from my vantage point at Joblink. Some 1,500 recruiters and hiring managers were asked anonymously to list their pet peeves in dealing with job seekers. Interestingly, and perhaps not astonishingly, some recruiters are actually so turned off by certain job-seeker… Read More

Does Deceptive Marketing Work?

The cynics say, “Good guys finish last.” Does deceptive marketing pay off? The following three questions can help you determine which side of the spectrum you’re on and who really finishes last. Does your marketing pass the what-were-they-thinking test? On the 12th anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in American history when nearly 3,000… Read More

Pikesville Boys Take Aim At State Soccer Title

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The Pikesville High School boys’ soccer team hopes to make history Thursday when it takes on North Carroll in the state Class 1A boys’ soccer championship. “They’re ready to play,” said coach Mark Lavallee, who is in his 11th year of leading the Pikesville team. Pikesville finished regular-season play with an 8-2-2 record, falling only… Read More

IDF Soldier Killed In Terrorist Attack At Afula Bus Station

Israel Defense Forces soldier Eden Attias, 19, from Nazareth Illit, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager Wednesday in the northern Israeli city of Afula, Israel Hayom reported. The terrorist attack took place around 8:30 a.m. aboard the 823 Egged bus from Nazareth Illit to Tel Aviv. Sixteen-year-old Hussein Jawadra from Jenin, who authorities… Read More

Analysis: The Global Jewish Shuk

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It was a shuk — a marketplace — of ideas. Attendees heard new and familiar voices. There was an abundance of give and take. At the 2013 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, which ran from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 in Jerusalem, participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the… Read More

Stop The Bomb

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This was a second underlying theme of the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. From Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech on the opening night until MK Shelly Yacimovich’s talk at the final plenary, the theme of no deal is better than a bad deal when it comes to Iran could clearly be… Read More