Schleifer Requested Money Be Redirected for Shomrim SUV

A letter Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (D-District 5) sent to the mayor’s office shows that he personally requested slots money to be redirected to purchase an SUV for neighborhood watch group Baltimore Shomrim. The councilman previously told reporters he did not request the vehicle. The mayor’s office released a March 6, 2017 letter… Read More

Community Celebrates Little Free Libraries Near Pimlico

As Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (D-District 5) looks out at the small brown box shaped like a birdhouse, he sees more than shelves, a glass door and dozens of books. He sees a valuable tool to build a sense of community, foster a love of reading and spark creativity by encouraging neighborhood book… Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Talks Park Heights Redevelopment at Associated Meeting

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told the crowd gathered at Beth Tfiloh Congregation Wednesday night that she feels Park Heights “is part of our city that can be vibrant again.” Addressing more than 350 supporters and donors at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s annual meeting — where it was announced that the annual campaign… Read More

Will Preakness Stakes Remain in Baltimore?

The Preakness Stakes has always held a special place in the heart of Sandy Rosenberg. After all, Rosenberg grew up within walking distance from the iconic Pimlico Race Course in what was then a predominately Jewish neighborhood. Rosenberg, 66, a lifelong Baltimore City resident, has fond memories of some of the most famous moments in… Read More

Chametz Burning Provides Space for Community Ritual

For Elly Lasson, the annual burning of chametz, or leavened food that cannot be consumed during Passover, is a family affair that goes back decades. Lasson 52, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on the morning of April 10 with his father, Moshe, to toss every bread crumb he owned into one of the two dozen… Read More

Betting on Baltimore

Many of the more than 25,000 Baltimoreans who live in the area of Northwest Baltimore north of Northern Parkway but within city limits are relatively immune to the traffic, crime and poverty linked to the Pimlico Race Course, but they benefit from their proximity to the track nonetheless. The five neighborhoods north of Pimlico are… Read More