jewish times

Apr 5, 2012

Bankruptcy judge OKs sale of Jewish Times

The 93-year-old Baltimore Jewish Times will be under new ownership before Passover begins at sundown Friday. U.S Bankruptcy Court Judge Nancy V. Alquist on Thursday approved the $1.26 million sale of the financially strapped weekly to Route 95 Publications LLC, an entity created by the owners of Rockville-based Washington Jewish Week. The sale will be […]

Apr 2, 2012

Washington Jewish Week high bidder for Jewish Times

The company that owns the Washington Jewish Week will acquire the Baltimore Jewish Times following its high bid of $1.26 million in a bankruptcy asset auction that concluded Monday. Zvi Guttman, the appointed trustee in the case, confirmed that Route 95 Publications LLC, an entity created by the owners of Rockville-based Washington Jewish Week, was […]

Mar 28, 2012

Jewish Times publisher wins appellate round

An appeals court has turned aside an attempt by printing company H.G. Roebuck & Son Inc. to increase the damage award it won a suit against the publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed that Andrew Alter Buerger, CEO of Alter Communications Inc., was not liable for lost profits […]

Mar 22, 2012

Week in review: 3/23/12

High court rules against Md. man A former court employee’s $1 million lawsuit has ended in the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that states cannot be sued under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act’s self-care provision. Daniel Coleman, once the executive director of procurement and contract administration at the Administrative Office of the Courts in […]

Mar 21, 2012

Auction date proposed for Jewish Times publisher

After 93 years in the hands of the same family, the Baltimore Jewish Times could go to auction next week under a proposal filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Zvi Guttman, newly appointed trustee for publisher Alter Communications Inc., entered a proposed schedule under which the company’s assets would be auctioned on March 28. Objections […]

Mar 15, 2012

Week in review – 3/16/12: Exelon takeover becomes official

Exelon takeover becomes official Exelon Corp. will proceed immediately with staffing decisions now that the company has completed its $7.9 billion acquisition of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group, a company spokeswoman said. The deal, which had been in the works for nearly a year, became official on Monday. About 600 jobs are expected to be cut companywide; […]

Mar 13, 2012

Mother loans Jewish Times publisher $100K

With no clear-cut consensus on how to bring it out of bankruptcy just yet, Alter Communications Inc., publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times, did get court approval Tuesday for an emergency loan of $100,000 to meet payroll and pay crucial vendors. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Nancy V. Alquist approved the terms of a bridge loan […]

Jan 6, 2012

Top 5: ‘It was just so blatantly unfair to do what they did’

An IPO splash by a Baltimore tech company and a look at the upcoming General Assembly legislative session are among the most-read business stories of the week. But news of the potential seizure of vehicles from a Baltimore city agency topped the list. Here are the Top 5 most-read stories: 1. Sheriff to begin seizure […]

Dec 29, 2011

Top 5 On the Record posts of the year

An insider’s perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court was the most-read On the Record blog post of 2011. Readers also checked out a judge’s sense of humor in the Jewish Times bankruptcy case, why “Huckleberry Finn” shouldn’t be censored and the age-old debate on the value of law school. The most-read blog posts of 2011 […]

Dec 8, 2011

Week in review: 12/9/11

City swears in Rawlings-Blake Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivers her inaugural address Tuesday as Baltimore mayor’s after being elected to a full four-year term in November. The former City Council president has served as mayor since February 2010, when she replaced Sheila Dixon, who resigned. In her speech, Rawlings-Blake said she wants to attract 10,000 new families […]

Dec 4, 2011

Jewish Times owner says it has found new investor group

Alter Communications Inc., publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times, is seeking a second 30-day extension from the court in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, saying that a group of new investors has entered the picture. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge James F. Schneider had given Alter and its former long-time printer, H.G. Roebuck & Son Inc., […]

Oct 21, 2011

Top 5: ‘I think that sends a loud and clear message’

A first-of-its-kind lawsuit over a bedbug infestation was decided in Baltimore this week, and state Sen. Ulysses Currie’s bribery trial continues. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Hopkins doc has made millions testifying for defense – Andy Marso When lawyer William C. Hudson learned that State Farm wanted one […]

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