`Boxing Bash' is scheduled tonight at Upton center

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

February 17, 2007

Some of Baltimore's best amateur boxers will compete tonight against their counterparts from Washington, New Jersey and Philadelphia at the Upton Boxing Center, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., in what has been dubbed "Baltimore's Boxing Bash."

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will feature Upton's 2006 Boxer of the Year, Angelo Ward. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12.

Information: 410-396-7900.

Baltimore: Education

Forums are set in CEO search

The Baltimore school board will hold four community forums next week to gather public input as it conducts a search for a permanent chief executive officer.

Interim CEO Charlene Cooper Boston was appointed to serve for this school year after the departure of Bonnie S. Copeland last summer. Boston has not said whether she will apply for the permanent job, but the school board is conducting a national search.

Concurrent forums will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at school system headquarters, 200 E. North Ave., and Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane.

Two more forums will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at system headquarters and at Edmondson-Westside High School, 501 Athol Ave.

Until Feb. 28, the public can e-mail input and comments to CEOSearch@bcps.k12.md.us.

PROACT Search Inc., a Milwaukee-based company, received a $59,000 contract to conduct the CEO search.

Sara Neufeld

Religion

City native heads Jewish aid agency

A Baltimore native has been named the chairman of the board of the international Jewish Agency for Israel.

Richard L. Pearlstone, 59, has served on the group's board of governors for more than a decade. The organization assists Jews moving to Israel as well as supports Jewish education and links between Israel and Jews living elsewhere, according to its Web site.

Pearlstone is the president of The Pearlstone Group Inc., a Cross Keys-based real estate development firm, and he has also has held positions on the board of directors of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and served as national chairman and president of the United Jewish Appeal. He is the immediate past president of United Jewish Appeal's Aspen Valley campaign in Colorado.

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