In two weeks, unpaid tolls for Maryland drivers are going to get a lot more expensive.
Maryland Transportation Authority’s board of directors voted to extend the grace period enacted back in February.
On December 15, MDTA will begin assessing a $25 fee per toll costing customers hundreds— if not thousands of dollars.
Traffic was flowing smoothly through the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll booths, but just on the other side of the highway, what drivers don’t see, is a major back up.
The lines packed out with customers extend beyond the wall of the E-ZPass Customer Service Center in Baltimore Wednesday.
Some customers were bundled up for the long wait with comfortable shoes, others with lawn chairs.
This was still not enough to calm frustrations.
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 28, 2022 - Last year, at the end of Chesvan TShP”B, or October 2022, something I thought I never would do, happened. I published a book. Having always liked to write as a teen, and then filling that outlet with my preschool newsletters, this somehow morphed into writing poetry, and then later on into essays.
It was on a trip to Eretz Yisroel that my husband took to visit our son who was learning there several years before the book was published, that my writing took on a whole new form. Like anyone who travels to the Holy Land and pours out their heart in prayer there, I joked with my husband after the book was official that I don’t know what window he opened up in the Heavens as that was when my writing took off.
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Baltimore, MD – Nov. 30, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Judith Herzog, a’h, mother of Rachel Kanovsky and Tobey Finkelstein
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Updates as of 6:31PM - Currently, one lane on 795 is open and they’re clearing out the emergency vehicles, but 795 W. is now completely backed up with people stopping to work at the accident on the side of the highway.###Baltimore, MD –- Nov. 30, 2022 – 6:26PM – A car was pinned in between an oil tanker and the Jersey wall.Stay off 795 coming from Owings Mills to the 695 Beltway. Emergency personnel including at least 5 fire trucks, 2 ambulances and 2 tow trucks are on scene so far. Traffic is completely stopped due to the presence of the emergency vehicles.
Baltimore, Md - Nov. 30, 2022 - Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI), in partnership with the Northwest Community Planning Forum (NWCPF), invite you to take part in updating the 2012 Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP) for Cheswolde, Cross Country, Fallstaff, Glen and Mt. Washington. The updated plan will outline opportunities to improve and promote the vitality of these neighborhoods for years to come! This is the second community meeting and attendees will discuss and share reactions to the draft recommendations for the plan.We look forward to seeing you this evening at the Community Master Plan Meeting for Cheswolde, Cross Country, Fallstaff, Glen and Mt Washington from 6pm-7pm on Zoom. (See link below)
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Baltimore, MD –- Nov. 30, 2022 - It’s official: Sam Cogen has been sworn in as Sheriff of Baltimore City and is shown here with his first two supporters. In the center with (L) Baltimore City Councilman Yitzy Schleifer and (R) Councilman Eric Costello
House Democrats on Wednesday elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) to head the party in the next Congress, marking a generational shift after 20 years under the reign of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) while making Jeffries the first Black figure to lead either party in Congress in the nation’s history.
The shift was no surprise. After Pelosi and her top deputies announced earlier in the month that they would step out of the top three leadership spots next year, Jeffries was one of three next-generation leaders who quickly swept in to solidify their place as uncontested contenders atop the party brass.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) addresses reporters during a press conference on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to discuss the results of the House Democratic leadersh...
Term-limited Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was holding fundraisers for future political activity Wednesday at events where the Republican is expected to talk about his eight years as governor, as well as plans for the future.
Hogan, who leaves office in January, has positioned himself to run as a legitimate alternative to former President Donald Trump, who already has announced he's running for president in 2024.
Hogan was holding two fundraisers at a hotel and casino about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the state capital. One will mark the launch of a political action committee called Better Path Forward, and the other is being held for Hogan's political organization, An America United, said David Weinman, who is the organization's executive director.
The events are expected ...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 30, 2022 - One of the critical survival mechanisms of Klal Yisrael in golus had been the ability to find comfort and security amidst perilous conditions. By clinging to the powerful bedrock of Yiddishkeit we discover a font of spiritual resilience and courage to face down our hostile adversities. This idea will emerge from a creative read of the pasuk in our Parsha, ''ויפגעבמקום'', literally translated as, ‘’He encountered place.’’
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Chief Rabbi of Iran Yehuda Gerami expressed his amazement after visiting the Chabad mosdos in Baltimore, including Cheder Chabad and the new Mesivta. He also had a request.
On Monday, Rabbi Yehuda Gerami, Chief Rabbi of Iran traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, where he visited the local Chabad mosdos.
Rabbi Gerami is currently in the United States as part of a special visit raising awareness for the Jews of Iran, organized by Merkos 302 at Chabad Headquarters. He previously paid visits to New Haven and Lakewood and a number of Chabad mosdos in the Tri-State area.
On his Baltimore visit, he was shown around the campus of Cheder Chabad, accompanied by Rabbi Avrohom Wolowik, the Cheder’s chief operat...
There are a couple of powerful motifs in Torah, motifs which offer us many insights into the human condition, our heritage, and our unique relationship with God. One is the barren matriarch – the challenge of pregnancy and birth in the context of the promise of a great people. There is also the deeply human need to find a mate. Not only do we desire connection in our lives, but as we understand the world around us, we begin to appreciate the value and importance of how our personal relationship impact our families, our communities and our world.
Few human tasks are as fraught with emotional uncertainty as finding the right mate, one who will not only fulfill individual needs but also the challenges and responsibilities of our community and the promise of the ...
The House passed a bill on Wednesday to avert a railway strike, taking the first major step in avoiding a walkout of workers that would have drastic effects on the U.S. economy as it heads into the holiday season.
The chamber passed the resolution in a 290-137 vote, sending it to the Senate for consideration just over one week out from the Dec. 9 strike deadline. Seventy-nine Republicans supported the measure, and eight Democrats voted “no.”
In a subsequent vote, lawmakers passed a separate measure that would give rail workers seven days of paid sick leave per year, addressing a chief concern unions and progressives had with the agreement. That vote was 221-207, with three Republicans joining all Democrats present in supporting the measure.
President Biden on Monda...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 2022 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don’t have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own.What’s in it and what’s all the excitement about?TableTalk features:• Weekly halachic dilemma crea...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 30, 2022 - We invite parents of 8th graders to our Mesivta Open House TONIGHT at 8:30pm to learn about the Mesivta, meet our Rebbeim, and hear about our program, curriculum and goals for our talmidim. Registration is now open! Complete the form at talmudicalacademy.org/inquiry
Baltimore City police announced that they've made their first arrests in connection to several robberies involving people posing as ride-share drivers.
Police said the suspects used Uber and other apps to carjack drivers, impersonate them and then rob passengers.
It's not clear how many arrests have been made.
The most recent ride-share robberies took place early Monday morning.
Police said they are working with several businesses to track down suspects.
Baltimore, MD – 6:50AM - Nov. 30, 2022 - An accident on 695 near Towson has traffic all backed up in the area.There is an accident on Greenspring at Sugarcone. Hat Tip: AM
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the public is "going to be shocked" when it learns how little Dr. Anthony Fauci could recall during last week's deposition about "some of the most important actions and discussions" when he was chief medical adviser to Presidents Trump and Biden during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I think that the public is going to be shocked as to how much Dr. Fauci can’t recall some of the most important actions and discussions that he had at the time, when the pandemic was on our shores," the Republican AG said in an interview with Fox News Digital. "It is certainly disturbing. And calls into question, you know, his overall mental capability to remember certain key details."
Landry, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and their legal teams intervie...