Morton C. Pollack: A Man of His Word

Morton C. Pollack, former attorney, public servant and loyal political backer, known to family and friends as a straightforward man of his word, died on Aug. 24. He was 88. Pollack was born in Baltimore on Aug. 8, 1929 into a political family, son of James “Jack” Pollack, a one-time light-heavyweight professional boxer who became… Read More

Legislators Eye Big Issues This Session

Local Jewish lawmakers are pushing to keep the Preakness in Baltimore for the foreseeable future, make community college free to students across the state and ban fracking, among other issues, in this year’s legislative session. These items ranked high on the list of priorities for those individuals in advance of the Maryland General Assembly gathering… Read More

Renewing Baltimore New City Council members talk hopes, priorities

When Zeke Cohen and Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer decided to run for the 1st and 5th District seats on the Baltimore City Council this past election, they saw it as a calling. Never mind that, if successful, it would be the first time two Jewish council members served simultaneously since 1987. Cohen and Schleifer felt the… Read More

The ‘Dean’ Says Goodbye Rikki Spector retires from City Council after nearly 40 years

Often called “feisty” by friends and foes alike, longtime Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector, 80, spoke of plans for another 40 years the day after being knocked to the ground in an attempted carjacking that left her with a black eye last Friday. “I go into the biblical mode of 120 years,” Spector said…. Read More

Spector Talks Carjacking, Assault

Baltimore police have arrested a second teenager involved in the attempted carjacking of Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector last Friday, police said. A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody at a family member’s home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning and has been charged as a juvenile with attempted robbery and first- and second-degree assault…. Read More

Rochelle ‘Rikki’ Spector Assaulted, Robbed in Carjacking Attempt

Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was assaulted and robbed by two teenagers in a south Baltimore parking garage on Friday morning, Detective Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department told the JT. At around 10:15 a.m., officers were called to the unit block of Pierside Drive, off Key Highway, where police said Spector, 80,  had… Read More