July 9, 2009
Members of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, forced out of their landmark Baltimore building, will take temporary refuge at Temple Oheb Shalom, the spiritual leaders of the two congregations said Wednesday. A week after lightning struck the steeple of the church on Druid Hill Avenue, the Rev. Frank M. Reid III and Rabbi Steven M. Fink announced that the Christian congregation would hold Sunday services at the Reform Jewish synagogue in Park Heights through Labor Day. Fink called Reid after learning of the July 1 fire to offer Oheb Shalom's 900-seat sanctuary to the church.
January 9, 2009
Michael J. Michael donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. No immediate funeral; memorial service to be held at a later date. The family suggests donations in Michael's name to the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 701 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, MD 21211 or Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208. Inquiries can be made to cprinc1 juno.com; please sign the online Guest Book.
October 9, 2008
A 19-year-old member of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation was being held yesterday after being charged in connection with the spray-painting of a swastika and the word "Nazis" at the synagogue in Pikesville. Matthew Ian Saunders, whose family worships at the temple, and two other young Jewish men - Daniel Alexander Diaz, 19, and a 17-year-old who was not identified by police - were charged with two counts of destruction of property and damaging the property of a religious entity. The charges involve spraying offensive graffiti early Sunday on a sign at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation on Park Heights Avenue and at another Pikesville institution, Beth Tfiloh Congregation High School on Old Court Road.
October 8, 2008
City shootings kill 2, injure 3, including boy A man and a boy were wounded Monday night in Southwest Baltimore - part of a spate of shootings that left two men dead and three others injured by gunfire, police said. A 30-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy who were shot were found by police about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of S. Smallwood St., police said. The man had been shot in both legs and in the buttocks, and the boy was shot in his back and buttocks, police said. Both were taken to a hospital.
March 27, 2008
William A. "Doc" Layden, a retired pharmacist and country club founder, died Monday of kidney and heart failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Pikesville resident was 98. Mr. Layden was born in Baltimore and raised on Whittier Avenue near Druid Hill Park. He was a 1928 graduate of City College and earned his degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1933. He managed a Read Drug & Chemical Co. drugstore on Linden Avenue before establishing Layden's Pharmacy in the 2100 block of W. Baltimore St., in 1939.
February 28, 2008
Tracy Morgan The lowdown -- Tracy Morgan got his start as a stand-up comic, and after being discovered, he went onto his well-known roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. See how it all started Saturday as he brings his brassy stand-up style to the Lisner Auditorium. If you go -- The Lisner Auditorium is on the George Washington University campus, 730 21st St. N.W., Washington. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 202-994-6800 or go to lisne r.org. Comedy show The lowdown -- The unlikely comedy trio of Rabbi Bob Alper, Muslim Azhar Usman and Christian Nazareth will be at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Saturday.